Job title: Agile Coach
Job description: Company Description
At Jayway, we are more than 200 colleagues within development, design, testing and project management, located in Sweden, Copenhagen and the U.S. We appreciate making innovative solutions with our clients.
We aim for fun and challenging projects of the right size – typically 3-8 people, working agile, exploring and developing creative technology solutions. We work with clients ranging from small specialist companies to some of the biggest ones in the world. We’ve introduced agile methodologies at many of our clients, and of course practice what we preach.
We are looking for a skilled and empathetic coach with a solid background in agile to join our studio. You will assist our internal teams working on projects and products. These teams work with clients who often act as product owner in a scrum context. You support the facilitation of best-practice agile ceremonies at the product/project level with a goal of continuous improvement of both the processes and the product we’re developing.
You are an expert in helping teams adopt a lean-agile mindset, understanding the importance of tech spikes, POCs, and MVPs. You have most likely worked with teams of highly skilled individuals, you understand the challenges and advantages this brings and are experienced in leading change through influence.
Your day can look very different here depending on the needs we have at the moment. Some days you work more closely with the teams at Jayway, making sure that we are reinforcing an agile mindset and fostering an agile culture in everything we do both in Stockholm and our other offices. We have a lot of employees interested in agile development who want to expand their knowledge. During our competence sharing days and similar activities, you could help drive agile thinking and coach more people to become agile experts.
Ultimately this is not a job ad for an enterprise agile transformation coach, you will be working to improve teams’ ways of working first and foremost.
Your typical work will contain:
Mentor and support our internal teams working with external clients to help them achieve improved ways of working.
Liaise with external clients who often have strict deadlines, requirement lists, and budgets to come up with a way to incorporate agile ways of working in these projects.
Understand all moving parts of our engagements, the clients, the business, the team’s desires, the contract, and advise ways to work and improve.
Lead workshops and training sessions to educate peers and clients on agile values, principles, and practices and why they are important.
The following are a guide and we’d still love to hear from candidates with more, less, or different experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated.
Our ideal candidate has:
Having a number of years of experience, this is not your first coaching gig and you are familiar with the intricacies of agile. Scrum, Kanban, and Lean are second nature to you, and maybe you’ve even experimented with other agile ways of working.
You have proven experience of coming into complex projects, teams, and relationships and listening to what is going on, perhaps you’re described by colleagues as a great listener or an analytical thinker. You first want to find out what the problems are before jumping into solutions.
You have been working within constraints of different problem spaces and different personalities and switch contexts like a pro.
You have worked directly with clients or customers and understand the importance of always dealing with clients in a professional manner.
- Valid Swedish work permit
- Based in Stockholm.
- Remote for now, following the recommendations from the authorities
- Full Professional Proficiency in English
- Scandinavian Languages are a plus
Jayway is a creative tech consulting company based in Stockholm. We work in small teams where we combine design, development and creativity to create digital products. We focus on running long term projects that deliver measurable business value for the clients we choose to work with. We incorporate ‘design thinking’ and ‘data thinking’ into everything we do.
Jayway is divided into small ‘studios’ of approximately 30 people who act as your ‘family’ in Jayway. This makes sure you are always seen and heard, and helps facilitate your growth and development. Being a part of a studio at Jayway gives you the benefits of working at a small company, while delivering high-quality products to some of the biggest companies in the world. Alongside their studio, everyone is also part of a ‘competence community’ within their specific area of expertise, as well as those they find interesting. This means that you are always able to discuss and review solutions, technical issues, and ideas with others from your competence area.
As a Jaywayer in Stockholm you get:
Awesome and skilled colleagues – our Studio currently comprises 25+ Jaywayers.
A human-centric, value-based culture
Best-in-class (we can prove it!) competence development.
10 – 12 competence days per year incl. an annual trip with your studio.
Challenging and rewarding assignments; many of them end-to-end
Health service, access to massage, naprapath, etc.
Wellness grants for sports activities
Many social events during the year. Jaywayers are creative and come up with all sorts of fun activities. Why not bring your own fav activities.
Opportunity to work abroad.
A fair chance
If you can see yourself in this role and feel you can bring value and a unique perspective to Jayway, we hope you will send us your application – even if you do not necessarily meet all the above requirements.
We invite suitable candidates for an interview to learn more about you and introduce ourselves. If our expectations align we invite you to a second interview where we focus on your background and a quick case study. The third interview is a meet-and-greet with the hiring manager.
Job date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 22:08:56 GMT
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