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The role: Agile Coach

Are you our next star player?

The Agile Coach is primarily responsible for advancing the effective usage of Agile practices within the organization. The Agile Coach is responsible for shaping the continuous improvement culture of our organization, from business strategy down to engineering execution and quality assurance.

Why we need you:

•Partnering with department team leaders to collaboratively work together throughout their Agile transformation. 
•Lead teams through Agile Transformation by providing mentorship, coaching, teaching to team leaders and middle management.
•Building collaborating and servant leadership working culture/mentality within the teams.
•Managing a team of Agile coaches and Squad coaches by mentorship, teachings, and coaching. 
•Evangelize the value and benefits of Agile practices across Stars Group.
•Evaluate and find opportunities for Agile improvement, including tooling, communication, collaboration, activities, standards, measurement, and adaptation.
•Support Agile Transformation through education, training, coaching, pairing, and mentoring across the Agile teams with cross-functional squads made up of Engineering, Product, Design, and Analytics members.
•Identify and help implement the best suited agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, etc) for value delivery
•Develop, document, and facilitate Agile technical practices' training – e.g. behavior driven development, test-driven development, code refactoring, etc.
•Research, experiment and introduce new tools, techniques, and practices to help improve Agile squad ability to deliver value. 
•Assist squads in the implementation and configuration of new tools and practices. 
•Encourage squads to experiment with new tools, techniques, and practices to support continuous improvement.
•Assist in the facilitation of events and activities when squads require support.
•Monitor and assess squad dynamics to enable impactful Agile squads that can successfully self-organize and resolve conflicts.
•Educate squads on best practices for communication, collaboration & coordination.
•Work closely with Delivery Leads to identify and raise impediments (team & squads)
•Be a mentor to others by creating a "How to" mentality based on your own personal experiences
•Be a leader of lean by increasing value and deceasing waste in a work environment 
•Align Stars Group's Agile implementation practices with Stars Technologies’ enterprise delivery requirements.

Who you are:

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is important as is registrations/certifications: Scrum Master Certification A-CSM, CSP-SM, PSM II, CAL. 
•Ability to focus on listening, asking deep questions, empowerment, be an enabler, and able to increase insight 
•Experience in developing agile frameworks to help provide the best working environment possible for squads
•Ability to teach others by providing growth in skills development and giving instructions to squad members
•Ability to work with VPs and Directors by leading by example through true leadership mentality  
•Extensive experience acting as an Agile Coach in a fast-moving technology environment
•Experience with software delivery and/or Agile transformation in complex technology environments
•Deep knowledge of Agile principles and methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc)
•Deep understanding of squad dynamics, change enablement, and human behavior.
•Excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.
•Excellent coaching, organizational skills, and the ability to support multiple complex initiatives.
•Excellent problem solving, analytical, and conflict resolution skills.
•Comfortable working in an ambiguous and constantly shifting work environment, and able to pivot quickly.
•Excellent interpersonal skills.


What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive.

Your package will include:

•Discretionary annual performance bonus
•30 days paid leave
•Full software & hardware equipment will be provided alongside a one-off home office allowance to allow you to work from home under our hybrid model
•Health and dental insurance for you, your partner, and your children (if you all live at the same address)
•Personal life insurance and income protection
•The option to join our company pension scheme
•A personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby
•External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career
•Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of $1,900 for your new addition whilst working for us
•26 weeks Maternity leave at 100% pay & 4 weeks secondary leave pay (paternity) at 100% pay
•Discounts on local gyms, restaurants, and events
•Free snacks and catered lunch.


What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a Zoom interview.

The Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming, and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible, and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact:  

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Agile Coach

  • Toronto, Canada
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