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Agile Coach

Consulting | Chicago, IL | Contract

Job Description

Agile Coach - Contract Position

Lake Shore Associates (LSA) is looking for an Agile Coach to support our client’s projects. We are looking for an Agile Coach that has a strong understanding of client needs, that is collaborative, works well in a cross-function team environment and is results-oriented.


  • Support and contribute to strategy, direction and goals of the client project.
  • Coach teams on Scrum and Kanban Agile methodologies.
  • Work with teams to help create an environment that fosters transparency, learning, innovation, quality and speed.
  • Help assess the overall health of the Agile practices and culture to identify opportunities to improve and provide coaching to improve.
  • Assist the team implement effective metrics on things that impact value driven delivery.
  • Collaborate with and influence all levels of the organization to empower and enable teams to execute.
  • Build, deliver and improve customized Agile training.
  • Work with non-development teams to help drive agile transformation in those teams.
  • Partners with other Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters across the organization.
  • Trains and coaches new Development teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Managers in Agile values, principles, practices and the Scrum framework and Kanban principles.
  • Mentors and guides multiple teams on a day-to-day basis.
  • Identify organizational impediments to successful Agile transformation and works with the leadership team to create effective strategies to overcome them.
  • Prepare workshops that help promote Agile maturity across the organization.
  • Coaches teams and the organization to achieve self-organization team accountability,  on how to identify and burn down technical debt and how to bring disclosure and transparency to the business and grows business trust.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5+ years prior experience in an Agile Coach role helping teams efficiently deliver software.
  • Possesses a deep understanding of Agile with hands on experience in Scum as well as other Agile methodologies - such as Kanban, Lean or eXtreme Programming.
  • 3 or more years experience in training, coaching and mentoring new Agile/Scrum teams.
  • At least 2 years experience in creating Agile training / workshop materials.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience with DevOps Maturity and tools.
  • Prior experience as a software developer strongly preferred.
  • Experience working within a highly regulated environment strongly desired; preferably in the telecom services industry.


Local- Chicago based Candidates Only