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Contract Technical Agile Coach

at Eliassen Group in Colorado | CO Jobs

Technical Agile Coach

Agile Coach needed for a financial client. The client has a core team that is a true agile environment with a solid culture and is looking to expand these practices into new areas of Software craftsmanship. The consultant will be an expert in Agile Software Development and Project Management principles and have a track record of working with teams who are both new and mature with their agile skills. The coach will be an expert in Agile Software Engineering Practices such as pair programming, continuous integration and Test Driven Development (TDD). This consultant is responsible for working with teams new to Agile in both a class room training and side-by-side coaching manner (at times pairing with the java development teams). The coach will deliver a ½ day TDD coaching course to teams as part of their day to day activities.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • 7+ years of java development, with 3+ years delivering in an agile environment

*Experience in setting up a continuous integration server and with bringing Automated Testing into an environment and taking the teams from low to high usage

  • Advanced knowledge of the software development lifecycle and of several software development methodologies. Experience with Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Software Development and other Agile methodologies is a plus
  • Participate in pair programming with developers and transfer knowledge via coaching
  • Work with Developers and QAs on their roles & responsibilities in an agile environment
  • Ability to take initiative and drive Agile Best Practices to improve time-to-market, quality and predictability.
  • Hands on working experience with Continuous Integration (CI) processes and automated testing in a Java environment.
  • World class facilitation skills so that inefficiencies and impediments to success are removed
  • Experienced software developer especially in an Agile environment

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