Agile Coach

World First
South West London
From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
World First is a market-leading, award-winning, bank-beating, rapidly-growing, fun-loving international payments company and we are looking to hire our first Agile Coach.

We win lots of awards – a few recent ones include #7 on the The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, The Queen's Award 2016, Ruban D’honneur for the European Business Awards for Customer Focus and the UK Customer Experience Awards. Our growth has also placed us on the FinTech 50 and the Investec Hot 100.

Basically, we are a company that is going places!The Role: Acting as a servant leader, you will collaborate with cross-functional, highly skilled development teams in a fast moving environment, providing coaching in self-organisation, taking ownership, and adopting effective Agile practices to enable them to work quickly and efficiently together. You will cultivate a culture of trust, openness, and excellence through collaboration to assist teams in the creation of high-value products, and will facilitate their Agile ceremonies.

Through advocating Lean and Agile thinking, you will contribute to building an environment where continuous improvement of the development process is in focus and where everyone’s common goal is to deliver outstanding software as fast as possible.

You will identify areas where teams are facing challenges related to how they work and interact together, and actively try to identify areas for improvement and conceptualize methods on how to be more efficient.

You will also facilitate learning through mentoring of other staff with regards to agile processes, running workshops, meetings, and team off-sites.You need:

Outstanding communication skillsAn instinctive understanding of group dynamicsExpertise in Agile principles and frameworksRecognised Agile certificationA broad toolkit of facilitation, training and coaching techniques.2 – 3 years of experienceCan coach on a one to one or team levelInteract with stakeholders at all levels of the businessThe ability to empathize with, but not sympathize with, teamsDesirable:FX domain knowledgeWorking within an agile software development domainYou are:A self-starter with great organisational skillsA person who takes responsibilitySomeone with natural leadership skillsTeam–orientedSomeone who will thrive in an Agile environmentSomeone with a can-do attitudeYou care about learning new things and improving existing challengesYou are not afraid to raise issues and drive change to remove impediments from your teamIn return we'll give you:Up to £60,000, commensurate with experienceAn excellent benefits package including annual discretionary bonus, company pension scheme and health coverWorld Perks: season ticket loan, free breakfast, childcare vouchers, Friday drinks fridge, business casual dress code, corporate discounts, tri-annual company parties - and more!