SAFe Program Consultants Trainer (SPCT) - Boulder
Scaled Agile, Inc. is the provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility.
Through learning and certification, a global partner network, and a growing community of over 250,000 trained professionals, Scaled Agile helps enterprises build better systems, increase employee engagement, and improve business outcomes.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scaled Agile is a member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy movement, SAI contributes to the local community and seeks to inspire and encourage other companies to the same purpose.
We are seeking an experienced Lean-Agile Enterprise change agent that has a passion and knowledge around performing SAFe transformations. Preference will be given to practicing SAFe Program Consultants Trainer (SPCT) with recent experience of supporting customers in SAFe implementations.
Overview of Position:
As a SAFe Services and Training Professional, you’ll be sharing your knowledge and experience of a better way of working in the enterprise. You’ll be responsible for expanding SAFe awareness, as well as developing and launching SAFe Agile Release Trains. Responsibilities range from delivering SAFe training in the public and private sectors, participating in speaking opportunities and events, and onsite coaching and mentoring.
As someone who has been in the trenches of software development you’ll coach, guide and inspire through lean agile practices and principals. You’ll work with our sales team as a resource to craft engagements, be onsite doing hands on training, creating a community, and participating in imparting a different way of thinking that improves value and watching that transformation happen. You’ll be responsible for developing deeper relationships with clients, and giving them the tools, techniques and networks to create lasting change. Through this process you’ll document the successes and share that story during speaking engagements and case studies.
Scaled Agile is the provider of the Scaled Agile Framework. You will collaborate with thought leaders and be part of the evolution of SAFe.
What you’ll be doing:
- Demonstrating superior knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in adopting SAFe, and Lean-Agile practices in the enterprise
- Providing Service Delivery in the form of ART Launches, Leading SAFe and Value Stream Workshops, Product Manager/Product Owner Trainings, Inspect & Adapt Workshops, Portfolio Management Workshops, and Leadership Facilitation Sessions
- Pairing with, coach, and develop partner SPCs & SPCTs to boost their knowledge and skills
- Translating your professional courseware delivery experience into detailed feedback and continuous improvement to the Scaled Agile courseware
- Collaborating with your regional team for pre-sales activities, marketing and branding initiatives, and partner management
- Provide leadership at conferences and actively participate at events and meet-ups
- Utilize your effective stakeholder management aptitude to strengthen our community and provide value to our strong global instructor network
- With your SPCT Status, you’ll be running in-house and public SPC training classes
- SPCTs also serve as the leading change agents in enterprises Lean-Agile transformation and implementation of SAFe as well as coach for partner SPCs and SPCTs
Skills and experience that are important for the role:
We are looking for lifelong learners and team contributors with humility and a passion for; authorship, sharing, fostering communities, a strong desire to collaborate and grow with others.
- 15+ years industry experience with 5+ years of system development, product management, or product owner experience
- 5+ years Agile experience
- Current SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT preferred) or SPC certification
- Has personally lead 2 or more full SAFe ART Launches (including SAFe for Teams, SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner, SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Advanced Scrum Master, and Program Portfolio Management classes)
- Has lead 2 or more full Inspect & Adapt events in the enterprise
- Has taught at least 6 Leading SAFe courses in enterprise organizations within the past 12 months
- Presents reference-able positive feedback from enterprise clients
- Highly collaborative working style with experience in working in a fast-paced, highly effective and international team
- Excellent writing, teaching, presentation and communication skills
- This role will need highly tuned communication skills with team members, partners and customers being highly distributed
- Other certifications such as CST, CSM, CSPO, PMI/ACP, LKU, PSM, PMP a plus
- Bachelor’s or higher degree in business or technology.
Location: This position is based in our corporate headquarters and learning center in Boulder.
- Ability to travel up to 35%
Why Scaled Agile?
We are a growing organization with a proven revenue model and a serious opportunity to be the global market leader in software and systems development knowledgeware.
This is a place for people who love technology environments, geek out on methodologies and are always thinking about how things can be improved. While we have free snacks and a nice office environment, Foosball and a kegerator are not what we’re about.
We are a group of seasoned professionals and systems thinkers who are passionate about our mission of helping the biggest organizations in the world improve the way they produce software and create real value. We're profitable, we're agile.
If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the direction and success of a vibrant business we'd love to hear from you. Please provide a resume and a few thoughts on why you think you’d be a great fit. We still read cover letters.