UWM

Agile Coach

Business Unit
United Shore
Location
US-MI-Pontiac

 

United Shore is seeking an Agile Coach who knows how to work with cross-functional Application Development teams in a fast-paced, agile environment. We're looking for someone who is passionate about Agile and constantly on the lookout for ways to improve existing conditions. If you’re a self-starter who’s not afraid to raise issues and drive change to remove barriers, we should talk.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

  • Educate and coach Application Development teams and leadership on Agile/Shoregile  
  • Identify team and leadership challenges or opportunities that are hindering our team’s ability to execute work in an agile manor
  • Develop and execute actionable continuous improvement strategies that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our team’s ability to deliver
  • Hold Inspect and Adapt meetings to ensure strategies are producing the outcomes expected
  • Operate in an Agile Framework to deliver the top priority Agile Learning Topics to all of Information Technology
  • On-going hands on formal or informal training of agile principles, methods and practices
  • Bring awareness to organizational impediments to our agility
  • Develop and execute action plans to remove organizational impediments

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

Required:

  • Computer or business-related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Agile framework and methods (i.e. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Deep skills in estimation, story slicing, grooming and other Agile techniques
  • Solid experience leading Scrum events: spring planning, daily scrums, reviews / demos and retrospectives
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Ability to motivate, influence and relate to all roles, levels and team members
  • Ability to observe interactions and reactions, without judgement, to understand different perspectives other than your own
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation, organization and coaching skills
  • Ability to productively converse with business stakeholders and developers alike
  • Ability to differentiate problems exposed vs caused by Agile/Scrum
  • Adapts to cultural norms surrounding the team
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Comfortable in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to multitask and adapt
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Onsite, full-time attendance

Preferred:

  • 5+ years of project, product, or technical leadership in a software development environment
  • 3 years' experience as a dedicated Scrum Master and / or Agile Coach.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar certification
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS)

THE PLACE & THE PERKS

United Shore is a rapidly growing, family-owned company that feels very much like family. Our team is a diverse group of mortgage experts, sales superstars, tech gurus, marketing whizzes and more. And our award-winning workplace just happens to be home to the #1 wholesale mortgage lender in the nation, United Wholesale Mortgage. We believe in setting our team members up for success by creating a unique, energetic culture where you can be yourself and still reach your professional goals.

Here are some of the reasons you’ll love working here:

  • Large, state-of-the-art fitness center with a full-size basketball court, outdoor sand volleyball court, plus Zumba and yoga classes
  • Wellness area, including an in-house primary-care physician’s office, full-time massage therapist and hair salon
  • Gourmet cafeteria featuring homemade breakfast and lunch, and a dedicated food truck
  • Free fruit, soft drinks and coffee
  • Convenience store featuring grab-and-go snacks
  • In-house Starbucks and indoor/outdoor café with Wi-Fi
  • Escape room designed for team-building activities
  • Indoor/outdoor putting greens 

DISCLAIMER

All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation and change. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Team members may be required to perform other or different job-related duties as requested by their team lead, subject to reasonable accommodation. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment with United Shore is "at-will." We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other legally protected status.

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