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Agile Methodology Coach

Company: Guardian Life
Location: Stamford
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Enterprise Methodology Coach (Agile/Kanban/Waterfall)

Are you a passionate Enterprise methodology coach who is looking for an exciting transformative opportunity? Look no further!! Guardian Life is seeking a seasoned, passionate, and goal-oriented Enterprise Methodology coach and trainer to drive business agility and support the transformation across the Enterprise.

The Enterprise Methodology Coach acts as a partner providing subject matter expertise, training, education, and mentoring. This highly skilled individual excels at building relationships and fosters the adoption of selected methodologies across the Enterprise. He or she will support and drive the transformation of change, culture, and methodology delivery (Scaled Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Hybrid, Six Sigma, etc.). They will partner with business and technology leadership to establish, alignment, within the new Guardian Life operating model. The successful candidate is an influencer with tactical experience working with a variety of project management frameworks.

You Will

* Provide hands-on Methodology coaching and training to business and technical leaders, RTE's, Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and teams on all aspects of Safe Agile, Scrum, Lean, and Kanban & Hybrid methodologies practices.
* Facilitate complex problem-solving sessions with stakeholders and teams to improve value delivery.
* Partner and determine what methodology frameworks to apply to solve specific problems identified in the team or at scale.
* Identify and launch new ARTs, cross-functional teams at a sustainable pace as raised by team and/or organizational need.
* Proactively partner with teams and internal/external stakeholders to address methodology and tool knowledge gaps to support all the methodologies (Agile, Kanban, Hybrid & Six Sigma).
* Promote and advocate a culture of continuous improvement by influencing teams and the greater organization to reflect and improve through coaching, mentoring and measurable action Contribute to the evolution of our Agile strategy and transformation journey for the enterprise.

Reporting Relationships

As the Enterprise Methodology Coach you will report to our Head of Delivery Methodology, EBTS Innovation, Capabilities & Programs.

You Have

* A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience. A minimum of ten years of progressive project, program, and portfolio management experience.
* A minimum of seven years' experience providing hands-on Methodology (Scaled Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Waterfall, Hybrid) coaching and training to business and technical leaders, RTE's, Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and teams on all aspects of Scrum, Lean, and Kanban & Hybrid methodologies practices.
* Direct hands-on experience serving as a Scrum Mater, RTE, STE, Product Owner, Product Manager,
* Experience successfully providing methodology selection recommendations to a large portfolio or program with multiple business stakeholders.
* Highly proficient using Confluence, JIRA, JIRA Align, SharePoint, and other tools to manage project and task management.
* An ability to articulate and clearly communicate complex problems and solutions in a simple and logical manner to audiences at all levels in the organization.
* Experience in implementing and maintaining key performance measures related to program, project, and / or portfolio management, including benefits realization.
* Excellent problem-solving analytical capabilities with strong attention to detail.
* Demonstrated track record in effective vertical coaching, including strong relationship building and influencing skills,
* Process Improvement methodology experience (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, etc.). is a plus
* Domain experience in insurance and / or financial industries. - is this a must?

Your Location

* The candidate should be located within a commutable distance of any of our Guardian offices in the continental United States (New York, NY, Holmdel NJ., Bethlehem PA., Pittsfield MA., or Stamford CT.).
* The candidate should feel comfortable commuting and working in an in an office setting 1-3 days a week with flexibility to work from home


* This role requires up to 20% travel.


Our Promise

At Guardian, you'll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Salary Range

$97,240.00 - $180,600.00

The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian's Purpose - to inspire well-being - we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care

* Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits

* Dental plan

* Vision plan

* Health care accounts - flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts

* Critical illness insurance

Life and Disability Insurance

* Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage

* Accident insurance

Retirement and Financial

* 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable

* Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative

Time Off and Remote Work

* Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)

* Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement

* Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days

* Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies

Emotional Well-being and Work-Life

* Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health

* Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement

* Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons

* Adoption assistance

* College planning

* Tuition reimbursement

* Student loan assistance

* Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)

* Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity

* J.E.D.I. certification and training programs

* Matching gifts/volunteering

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

Keywords: Guardian Life, Stamford , Agile Methodology Coach, Education / Teaching , Stamford, Connecticut

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