Agile Coach

Role Value Proposition:

As a member of Global Technology Services (GTS) Execution Excellence team, you will help accelerate the next phase of MetLife's Agile Transformation! Our team provides a leadership role in the Enterprise evolution to Agility. We strive to make Agile easy. We set out to do this by; targeting Agile transformation to the right work, preparing our talent through progressive just in time training for practitioners and coaches and lastly, measuring, accelerating and amplifying maturity.

Key Responsibilities:
  • This role will mainly support the launching and coaching of new Agile Teams or ARTs (team of agile teams).
  • Coach all key stakeholders in a single portfolio/value stream by directly observing activities; providing general and role-based support, coaching and training; and helping raise and solve impediments towards business agility
  • Preparing, planning, training, launching and coaching Agile Release Trains (ARTs) or up to 150 contributors
  • Coach and inform leaders and executives within the organization on the opportunities and benefits of applying Agile/DevOps principles across the entire organization
  • Acts as a change agent to adopt Agile/DevOps practices and tooling inside Technology groups by coaching, facilitating and mentoring diverse teams in the adoption of Agile Development principles and practices


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change at the organization level to form productive relationships quickly
  • Scrum (CSM / CSPO) and/or SAFe Certifications (SSM, RTE, SP, SPC)
  • 4+ years related experience as a project team member and/or experience in Agile software development or other IT functions including coaching on Agile methodologies.
  • 6+ years of iterative or Agile-like development experience
  • Excellent presentation, influencing, and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, organizational, analytical, critical thinking, and team building skills.

Preferred:
  • Experience working in a scaled agile framework (SAFe)
  • Knowledge of specific technology/software development and extensive understanding of business operations, strategies and objectives.
  • Experience with Agile tools (e.g. Jira, Rally)
  • Excellent knowledge of Agile techniques including Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming
  • BA/BS in related field


Travel

Business Category

Global Technology Services

Number of Openings

1

At MetLife, we're leading the global transformation of an industry we've long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we're dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

MetLife:

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world's leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

Requisition #: 119679