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National Grid Principal Project Manager, Agile Coach in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business

Job Purpose

As a member of our newly created Agile Transformation Office (ATO), you will play an integral role transforming the way our IT organization delivers value to its customers.Your experience and expertise coaching teams on various Agile frameworks and concepts will enable you to pivot our teams from traditional project delivery methods to SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), Scrum and Kanban.

You are a strong and influential leader who collaborates naturally with others whatever their level in the organization. You will leverage this skill to stamp your mark on all aspects of our transformational journey to ensure that our teams are ‘being Agile’ and not just ‘doing Agile’.

Key Accountabilities

You will be recognized as a leader and expert in Agile, (SAFe, Scrum and Kanban). Although this is an individual contributor role, teams will naturally gravitate to you for guidance. As such, you will affect significant change without direct authority over the individuals with whom you interact.

You are pragmatic and have an innate ability to strike the balance between the need for process ‘Do it right’ versus the need to accelerate project delivery and not overburden teams with unnecessary administrative overhead.

Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience participating in and training Scrum/SAFe ceremonies, such as Sprint Planning, Release Planning, and Program Increment (PI) Planning.

  • Previous experience in a Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Product Manager or Product Owner role.

  • Deep understanding of Agile technical practices, DevOps and testing concepts (CI/CD, TDD, BDD)

  • Strong understanding of Agile Metrics for Teams and Programs

  • Expert knowledge of JIRA or similar ALM tools.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical experience.

  • 10+ years’ experience in a Scrum Master, Project Manager, Product Owner, Product Manager, RTE or similar.

  • 5+ years hands on Agile coaching experience required. Must have coached SAFe, Scrum and Kanban.

  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certified.

More Information

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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