Agile Team Coach

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is the world’s leading entertainment company and youth & kids broadcaster. Fuelled by world-class brands (Comedy Central, VIVA, MTV, Vh1, Nickelodeon, Paramount), VIMN serves an ever-growing population of kids, tweens, teens and adults who want their favourite media and entertainment, 24/7. But it’s not just our success in cable television over the past 25 years that has made us a leading entertainment company. With innovative, relevant and cutting-edge content delivered across multiple platforms, and a long-standing international presence, we’re a leader in entertainment for the digital era as well.

The Agile Team Coach at Viacom works with both employees and teams in product, engineering, development, and design groups, by advising on best practices in various disciplines (e.g., Agile, team effectiveness, business deliverables) and removing impediments to success. The Coach fosters an environment with continuous development and efficient delivery of outstanding products and code.

Job ID: ATC
Location: Warsaw

Responsibilities:

  • Coach and mentor individuals and teams to discover and implement improved ways of collaborating and developing into high-performing, self-organizing, Agile units
  • Provide balance of guidance where teams greatly benefit and take ownership of best practices, but are not dependent on the Coach
  • Drive adoption of Agile best practices in teams, in cooperation with leadership
  • Proactively pinpoint and work with teams to remove areas of inefficiencies and waste
  • Facilitate sprint planning, retrospectives, and sprint demos
  • Perform ongoing assessment of team and organizational Agile maturity, while coaching towards higher levels of advancement
  • Use and recommend various tools to advance the Agile practices in the organization
  • Advise the Viacom leadership team of best practices and communicate updates
  • Frequently interact with a diverse group of executives, release managers, technology, and business sponsors

Your profile:

  • 5+ years of experience working in an Agile environment, in a variety of situations and 3+ years coaching, mentoring, and training as a Coach, Scrum Master, or Product Owner in a well-established, high-performing Agile software development environment with at least some dedicated teams
  • Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience combined with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, other Agile frameworks and software engineering practices, as well as traditional project management approaches
  • Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional
  • Innate drive to increase one’s own growth and that of others
  • Superb written and verbal English language skills and presentation skills
  • Skills in prioritizing and ability to accommodate various point of views

Nice to have:

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Experience in Media Technologies including: mobile applications, video delivery, ad delivery, streaming live events, and how they all integrate into existing technologies
  • Experience in working with and managing cross-functional resources and vendors
  • Familiarity with test-driven development (TDD) and/or continuous integration (CI)

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