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Senior Agile Coach - Reading / London

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As an Agile Coach you will be working with 2-3 development teams to define and recommend practices to maximize throughput and value delivered to our customers.

Our culture is based on a fundamental belief in people and that all of us have a passion about learning new things and continuously developing. Meltwater truly believes that people with different backgrounds and perspectives will make our environment better and raise the quality of our products.

If you get excited about working together with engineers to deliver valuable software, then you will love working with us!

Your responsibilities

  • Assess maturity of the team and coach towards high performance.
  • Facilitate project kickoffs and agile meetings / ceremonies.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and collaborate with Product Owners, Engineering Managers and teams towards greater outcomes.
  • Drive maximum value through:
    • Facilitation, helping the team get to the best outcomes.
    • Challenging the status quo when needed.
    • Teaching, sharing information, collaborating, and engaging in crucial conversations.
    • Encouraging experimentation and innovation with care and thought
    • Identification, escalation and removal of impediments
    • Communication and collaboration with all levels of the organization.

Skills & Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of Agile and Lean frameworks and processes (Scrum, Kanban, XP, meaningful metrics)
  • Knowledge of various Agile Software Development approaches and techniques (E.g. CI/CD, DevOps, TDD)
  • Team development and team dynamics (group behaviors, StrengthsFinder, team building, conflict resolutions)
  • Facilitation techniques (E.g. divergence/convergence, group decision making and problem solving techniques)
  • Coaching, mentoring, teaching and facilitation of individuals and teams
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills and a demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to problems

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
  • Experience working with remote and co-located teams

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Fresh fruits & free drinks

  • Internal hackathons

  • Personal Branding Support

  • Ergonomic desks and chairs

  • Great hardware

  • Opportunities to travel in Europe and the U.S.

  • Open Source Contributions

  • Conferences and Tech Talks

About the company

Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence and now Outside Insight, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 26,000 companies have used Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 55 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community. Learn more at meltwater.com.

All of our solutions are fully web-based, offered as a service, and based on a modern technology stack. This is your opportunity to be part of a small agile team within a big multinational organization!

We are more than 1500 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This approach not only raises the quality of our products for our customers, but makes collaboration along the way much more fun.

Read our underthehood blog to see which problems our engineers are solving. Also have a look at what life is like at Meltwater and visit our company profiles on LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, and Twitter.


Samantha Corbett | Contact Person

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