Agile Coach

On the Beach isn’t a normal travel company and neither are our people. We’re united in our mission to become Europe’s leading online retailer of beach holidays. We are taking over tech in the city, so join us now! Our award winning team has relocated to our multi-million Tech HQ in the heart of Manchester and we are looking for passionate and ambitious like-minded tech superstars to join our journey.

About you

You are passionate about technology, you thrive on helping people and teams continually improve and find new and innovative ways of solving problems and achieving great outcomes – whatever the approach. You care about your craft, you love to learn, are flexible, open to new ideas and always looking for ways to improve. 

Responsibilities

Strategy: Take ownership for agile elements in departmental and company strategy, and operate effectively to implement them. Support team leadership in understanding the benefits of agile principles and practices, and in making decisions related to agile strategy. Provide coaching, ensuring adoption of agile techniques and practices across multiple product teams. Influence and direct the culture and organisational structures at On the Beach towards greater agility.

Leadership: Act as servant leader, and provide agile leadership and purpose to multiple multi-disciplinary product teams. Coach delivery teams in becoming increasingly self-organised and adaptive.

Community Enabler: Facilitate the formation of agile communities both within and between roles in the department. Help teams to use their communities to share knowledge, provide assistance/support to each other and identify changes and improvements to their environment and ways of working.

Continuous Improvement: Help to solve inter-team problems, helping them to work better together. Assist the delivery teams in using retrospectives to track current activities and identify improvements. Remove any organisational level impediments to the teams’ progress. Conduct regular health checks across all delivery teams and report the findings to both the teams and other appropriate parties.

Induction and Mentoring: Implement inductions into agile ways of working for new team members and new delivery teams. Provide mentoring to others in ways of working, helping them to develop their knowledge and skills in the agile process, and to pass on this knowledge to others.

Individual Development: Take ownership for personal development. Attend agile-related conferences, meetups and site visits – and share findings and new ideas with the department

Experience

  • A proven track record of introducing agile methodologies in a software development environment, and working collaboratively with multiple teams to support them on their agile journey.
  • Successful hands-on implementation of Agile principles, methodologies, and frameworks within teams
  • Effective coaching, mentoring and servant leadership skills
  • Advanced verbal and presentation skills
  • Good facilitation, conflict management and mediation skills
  • Deep understanding of team building and group dynamics

Personality

  • You are proactive, happy to work autonomously and are self-motivated
  • Enjoy working with people and helping them reach the next level
  • You have passion for agility, integrity and continuous improvement
  • Someone who knows the right way to disagree
  • Constantly exploring the latest trends and ways of working
  • Humble, hardworking, and patient
  • Understands that criticism is a learning opportunity

This is the PLACE…

To work with a highly talented cross functional development department, in a fast-paced innovative business. We have created an environment in which teams can change and adjust the way that they approach work in a truly agile way so it’s a great place to experiment, learn and improve. We sell holidays, so the office is bright, people smile and we’re always excited! We work hard (rarely at our desks) and play hard (pool, table tennis, xbox), the bar opens on a Friday afternoon and the work/life balance is second to none.

And YES…

We do have hammocks!