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Optimisation Agile Coach

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As part of the CTO Strategy & Optimisation function, we are looking for an exceptional agile minded candidate to lead game-changing operational improvements for Paddy Power Betfair. As an optimisation coach, you will partner with teams across Technology to deliver improvements to the way they work with the ultimate goals of accelerating delivery and improving quality. Utilising your strong understanding of product discovery, you will pro-actively promote an evidence-driven culture of learning across the company in conjunction with key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a change champion, using knowledge of our operating model to drive a culture of Continuous Improvement within Technology
  • Coach teams in product discovery and dual-track agile product development
  • Optimise, align and improve processes and culture across Technology, coaching teams on user centred design thinking and hypothesis driven development
  • Partner with Heads of Tribes and Shared Services to drive improvement and to enable the Technology Organisation to achieve its target outcomes
  • Take charge of demand management, to support Tribe and Shared Services development against the operating model maturity matrix
  • Guide and mentor multiple teams in the consistent practice of Agile concepts, including roles, ceremonies, processes and tool usage
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to teams and management on the healthy use of metrics and continuous improvement techniques

Behavioural Competencies

  • Collaboration: A strong team player with a collaborative style and a proven track record of effectively delivering
  • Ability to drive change: The ability to gain trust and buy-in with ease across the company, drive for results and is action oriented in approach, pursing work with energy and drive
  • Excellent communication skills: Ability to communicate credibly and effectively across a range of channels and audiences
  • Being Resilient: Resilient and confident under pressure and maintains a positive attitude despite adversity
  • Business Insight: Use knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions

Technical Competencies, Qualifications & Experience

  • Deep, expert-level knowledge of Agile, Lean Sigma and Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • Experience leading Agile transformation initiatives (as a Coach / SME), and strong experience of overall Agile/Scrum
  • Background utilising agile/lean software development frameworks (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, SAFe, Kanban Visualization)
  • Familiar with Agile delivery toolsets (e.g. JIRA, Agile Central, TFS, etc)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong facilitation, leadership, and relationship building skills