Agile Coach job San Francisco California
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Agile Coach Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 13139907
Location: San Francisco, California Date Posted: 12/23/2022
Wage: Negotiable Category: Insurance
Job Code: 17002I0-2191

Job Description:
Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California's Mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield is focused on improving health care delivery by working closely with providers and making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 4 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than $325 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.

We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone.


Job Details

As an Agile Coach, you will report to and partner with the Director of Enterprise Agile Adoption to co-create a strategy to influence organizational change and mindset shift in support of our Agile Transformation.
Our goal is to create a sustainable approach that will continuously improve BSC strategic product capabilities. You will work with a cross functional leadership team including our VP of IT Portfolio Management, VP of Digital Transformation, VP of App Development, and key IT and Business Stakeholders across the enterprise. You will be responsible to contribute to the continued evolution of our transformative Agile product delivery experience.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Introduce our teams to the latest innovative systems thinking and ideas from the broader Agile Community, leveraging Lean and Agile methods to achieve optimal effectiveness

  • Be highly entrepreneurial and influence leaders, product, and technology teams on Agile principles, modernizing our SDLC, and how to build, grow, and maintain a thriving agile organization at scale

  • Coaching of individual product teams in all aspects of Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.

  • Define measurable metrics to track the continuous improvement of our Agile adoption. Communicate insights to senior management and stakeholders.

  • Deliver hands on training in support of Enterprise wide initiatives for internal Agile certification paths

  • Promotes and fosters a culture of collaboration, accountability, trust and transparency across teams

  • Fosters professional development and directly manage Agile coaches and Scrum Masters

  • Has developed and led training in addition to building communities of practice



  • Strong understanding of Agile concepts including Scrum, Scaling Agile, SAFe, Product Development & Kanban

  • 4-6 years of experience mentoring/ coaching Agile practitioners with a successful track record of leading large-scale Agile software implementations

  • 2+ years of experience facilitating organizational, mindset and cultural change for Agile Transformations

  • Demonstrated application of Agile concepts across these disciplines: systems design & development, testing, and SDLC; can relate ideas & practices in an emerging Agile environment

  • Engaging facilitator and presenter, capable of conducting workshops with large teams (25+), be prepared to demonstrate on a whiteboard

  • Direct experience working with technology and tools used to support Agile practices - experience with JIRA is mandatory.

Job Additional Education/Experience

  • Internationally recognized Agile Coaching certifications are preferred

  • SAFe Program Consultant 4.0 (SPC4), CSM, CSP, or CSPO certification

  • Organizational Change Management education and/or certification desirable

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Blue Shield of California Company Type:
Company: Blue Shield of California

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