Jr. Agile Coach at Vertafore

| Greater Denver Area
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Are you looking for an opportunity to help people continuously improve? You could do just that as an Agile Coach at Vertafore! In this role, you'll influence individuals and groups to ensure the continuous improvement of our software development teams and processes. 
Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

On a daily basis, you'll coach development teams and individuals to enable effective processes, healthy relationships and interactions, and sustainable development. You will also provide Agile leadership and guidance to teams and leaders at all levels of the organization. You'll work closely with our team of Release Train Engineers, helping facilitate alignment and transparency across the business.

Qualifications:

"Must have" skills: 

  • Excellent written and oral communication, especially enabling visibility and transparency 

  • Practical team experience with Scrum, Kanban, and/or XP practices 

  • Continuous improvement mindset and understanding of the core tenants of Agile 

  • Pragmatic approach to enacting change in individuals and groups 

  • The ability to approach both problems and successes with open-minded curiosity 

"Nice to have" skills: 

  • Large and small group facilitation experience 

  • Previous ScrumMaster, Agile Coach, or other coaching experience 

  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), or other scaling strategies 

  • Experience with cross-functional teams, both within development and across departments (e.g., customer support, sales, marketing, implementations, etc.) 

  • Project leadership & organization skills, including a little spreadsheet voodoo 

  • Interest in looking at data (qualitative or quantitative) and discovering the story behind the data 

  • The ability to engage with a group or individual and facilitate learning without directing them to a specific solution 

  • A background in Computer Science or related technical experience 

  • · Travel required up to 10% of the time.

    · Ability to work remotely with a stable internet connection on an as-needed basis

    · Located and working from an office location (when required)*

    · Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.

    · Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer.

    · Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.).

    · Frequent sitting and/or standing.

    *Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19 and are scheduled to re-open mid 2021.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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