Requisition ID: 129781
Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.
The Agile Coach is responsible for driving cultural change within agile teams, by providing ongoing coaching for teams and leaders. They guide them through an agile transformation so they can focus on delivering business value to our customers. In addition to promoting the use of agile practices and being a champion of agile principles and values, the Agile Coach will actively support the use of communities of practice. Fostering a positive dialogue with stakeholders, the incumbent will facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, retrospectives and other artefacts to continually improve and enhance agile practices at the Bank. An experienced agilist, you will be supporting a culture of continuous improvement and shared practices.
Lead and coach the organization in its digital transformation, sharing successes, lessons learned and provide vision to accelerate transition
Act as a role model and as change agent to support the organization through successful change
Work together with the Scrum Masters and Delivery Leads and supporting them to accelerate team productivity
Consult the Business and stakeholders to remove barriers and evolve practices to facilitate the delivery of agile solutions at scale
Coach the team and provide guidance in organizational environments in which agile is not yet fully adopted and understood
Coach and mentor Scrum Masters, Product Owners, agile teams and management in addition to introducing thought provoking techniques (i.e. impact mapping and design thinking), tools and concepts in order to enhance release planning, agile ceremonies, continuous integration and continuous delivery practices
Coach product owners/business sponsors, partners and stakeholders to fully understand and feel empowered to incorporate agile in their lines of business
Transfer knowledge and help teams continuously reflect and improve, becoming more effective in their roles and increasing the outcome, collaboration, and quality practices
Understand long-term product planning/ roadmap and help inform development teams to create quicker gains for the benefit of the end user
Participate in improving the team development practices, to ensure sustainability, security, and efficiency of the code base. Contribute to building organizational capability and expertise on agile transformation
Communicate effectively across diverse audiences, departments and levels acting as an advocate of the agile methodology
Identify opportunities for continuous operational and/or team improvements
Ensure cross-team coordination and sharing of lessons learned
Build a collaborative, trusting and safe environment across agile teams, fostering open communication to help surface/remove constraints, structure cohesive retrospectives and promote creativity within the team
Foster an environment where failures represent learning opportunities, with an emphasis on problem solving
5-7 years of hands-on experience as Scrum Master/Agile Delivery Manager and/or leading large cross-functional/cross-regional teams on major agile organizational initiatives
3+ years of People Management experience is highly desirable
2+ years of experience as an Agile Coach is highly desirable
Certified Scrum Professional Certification or similar advanced certification (CST) is an asset
Kanban Certified Professional or similar advanced Certification (AKP) is an asset
Bachelor’s degree in computer or engineering, business, information sciences or other related field
Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto
Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.
At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.