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Agile Coach

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank






Requisition ID: 62265


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.



The Agile Coach is responsible for driving cultural change within agile teams, by providing ongoing coaching for teams and leaders.  They guide them through an agile transformation, so they can focus on delivering business value to our customers. In addition to promoting the use of agile practices and being a champion of agile principles and values, the Agile Coach will actively support the use of communities of practice.  Fostering a positive dialogue with stakeholders, the individual will facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, retrospectives and other artefacts to continually improve and enhance agile practices at the Bank.  An experienced agilest, you will be supporting a culture of continuous improvement and shared practices. 


What we are looking for?

As an Agile Coach you will maximize the efficiency and performance of agile teams

  • Work together with the Scrum Masters and supporting them to accelerate team productivity
  • Consult the Business and stakeholders to remove barriers and evolve practices to facilitate the delivery of agile solutions at scale
  • Coach and mentor Scrum Masters, Product Owners, agile teams and management in addition to introducing thought provoking techniques (i.e. impact mapping and design thinking), tools and concepts in order to enhance release planning, agile ceremonies, continuous integration and continuous delivery practices
  •  Transfer knowledge and help teams continuously reflect and improve, becoming more effective in their roles and increasing the outcome, collaboration, and quality practices
  •  Understand long-term product planning/ roadmap and help inform development teams to create quicker gains for the benefit of the end user
  • Participate in improving the team’s development practices, to ensure sustainability, security, and efficiency of the code base

Contribute to building organizational capability and expertise on agile transformation

  • Lead and coach the organization in its digital transformation, sharing successes, lessons learned and provide vision to accelerate transition
  • Communicate effectively across diverse audiences, departments and levels acting as an advocate of the agile methodology
  • Identify opportunities for continuous operational and/or team improvements 
  • Ensure cross-team coordination and sharing of lessons learned

Act as a role model and as change agent to support the organization through successful change

  • Build a collaborative, trusting and safe environment across agile teams, fostering open communication to help surface/remove constraints, structure cohesive retrospectives and promote creativity within the team 
  • Foster an environment where failures represent learning opportunities, with an emphasis on problem solving
  • Coach the team and provide guidance in organizational environments in which agile is not yet fully adopted and understood
  • Coach product owners/business sponsors, partners and stakeholders to fully understand and feel empowered to incorporate agile in their lines of business


Are you the right person for the role?

You Have;


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering, business, information sciences or other related field
  • 4+ years of experience as part of an agile delivery team or as Scrum Master and/or leading large cross-functional/cross-regional teams on major agile organizational initiatives
  • 2+ years of People Management experience is highly desirable
  • 2+ years of experience as an Agile Coach is desirable
  • Certified Scrum Professional Certification or similar advanced certification (CST) is an asset
  • Kanban Certified Professional or similar advanced Certification (AKP) is an asset



What’s in it for you?


  • The opportunity to join a forward-thinking company surrounded by a collaborative team of innovative thinkers.
  • A great opportunity to leave your “stamp” as we are undergoing multiple exciting and forward thinking initiatives.
  • A rewarding career path with diverse opportunities for professional development.
  • Internal development to support your growth and enhance your skills.
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • An organization committed to making a difference in our communities– for you and our customers.
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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