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Lean-Agile Coach

Business Unit:  Vitality Life
Function:  Management Information Systems
Date:  3 Jul 2024

 

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Discovery – VitalityLife

Lean Agile Coach - VitalityLife Systems

 

About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

About Vitality Life Systems 

Vitality Life is a UK-based company specialising in life insurance sold to the UK market. The company is a subsidiary of Discovery Limited and alongside Vitality Health and Vitality Corporate Services it forms Discovery Limited's UK insurance offering. Working for Vitality Life, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best. We think work should be fun and sociable, and we want our people to get the most out of every day. Our people are chosen for their skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and attitude but above all, their belief that anything can be achieved. Help us change insurance for good and be part of the Vitality success story.

Key Purpose

We are looking for an experienced Agile Coach to join our Lean-Agile Centre of Excellence and help transition our business from its existing work practices to infusing understanding of scaled agile and business agility from the top-down.

You will coach, mentor, and guide our people to figure out the best solutions for their specific challenges. You will analyse the organisation's existing structure and implement improvements to help streamline processes and create efficiencies. Ultimately, you will play a key role in the long-term strategy across the entire Enterprise organisation, helping our teams to deliver better products in a faster, more efficient manner.

 

Key outputs:

  • Facilitate learning and development through individual and team coaching and training.
  • Coach Journey Leadership in SAFe practices to ensure adoption of best practices from top-down.
  • Effectively communicate SAFe principles and practices and overall operating model across the organisation
  • Champion the use of metrics and other objective measures to help drive continuous improvement across teams.
  • Keep an objective perspective on issues and apply agile principles to help understand the root cause.

 

Personal Attributes and Skills:

 

  • Strong leader, educator, and coach.
  • An excellent communicator and motivator.
  • Emotional intelligence—at a minimum, understand impact of decisions on people, workflows, and business.
  • Technical fluency to effectively work with processes and workflows.

 

Education and experience:

  • Matric
  • Certified as a SAFe SPC
  • Other agile certifications beneficial e.g. Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), ICAgile Certified Professional, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience as an Agile Coach working in a software delivery environment.
  • Experience in Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe)
  • Can showcase examples of implementing agile techniques in different cultures and environments.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization.
  • IT related under-graduate degree perforable.

 

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of commonly used design patterns
  • Excellent understanding of Object Orientated principals and Java language fundamentals.
  • Working knowledge of Software development within SDLC, Unit Testing, Data modelling and design of database structures
  • Agile Methodology

 

 

Employment Equity

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.                                               

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY   
                             
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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