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Senior Agile Coach


Lead a federal agency’s campaign to transform itself into an innovative Agile and DevOps shop that wants to accelerate progress. You will serve as an expert Agile Coach that coaches, mentors, guides, and advises senior federal staff and contractors who are rapidly adopting and embracing Agile and DevOps as the best way to build usable software. In this high visibility role, you will drive an enterprise transformation from traditional methodologies (e.g., Waterfall) towards Agile. If you want to lead innovation for a transformative federal agency and contribute to our country’s national defense, apply for this job and let’s see if we can work together.



  • Coach and mentor managers to independently design, manage, and successfully lead Agile and DevOps lifecycle
  • Facilitate initiatives to adopt and embrace Agile frameworks and techniques (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Extreme Programming)
  • Design and deliver Agile and DevOps training in various formats, e.g., workshop, desktop, one-on-one, etc.
  • Lead stakeholder engagement, requirements, stories, sprints, demonstrations, testing, integration, retrospectives, etc.
  • Drive engagement and collaboration among product management, software development, and operational teams
  • Empower clients to lead all aspects of Agile, e.g., persona development, story sizing, task estimation, backlog grooming, etc.
  • Mentor Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and core teams to be effective in their role
  • Use Agile as a strategic asset for culture change, business transformation, and value generation
  • Advise and assist in development of Agile and DevOps processes, policies, templates, artifacts, best practices, etc.
  • Conduct (and coach others on) sprint events: planning, stand-ups, refinement, reviews/demos, and retrospectives
  • Promote a culture of innovation, creativity, and sustainable maturity
  • Lead by example and bring the best out of people and teams



  • Agile frameworks and techniques (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Extreme Programming)
  • Business Transformation & Change Management
  • DevOps
  • Management consulting fundamentals
  • Coaching
  • Facilitation
  • Training
  • Conflict resolution



  • 10+ years experience working in enterprise organizations
  • 5+ years experience with federal government agencies
  • 5+ years experience with Agile and DevOps in enterprise organizations
  • 3+ years experience with Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Extreme Programming
  • 2+ years experience of demonstrated success as Agile coach in enterprise organizations
  • Proven results in transforming large government programs to Agile  



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Agile certifications
  • PMP certification preferred



  • Washington D.C



  • U.S. Citizen able to pass a U.S. Federal government background investigation
  • SECRET clearance preferred



  • N/A



  • Direct Hire


West 4th Strategy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.   


Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of the time.

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