Lead Agile Coach

Job Title: Lead Agile Coach
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Salary: HK$1000000 - HK$1300000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -042019-438654
Contact Name: Donal Gray
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 27, 2019 18:20

Job Description

My client is a global insurance firm and are looking for a APAC Lead Agile Coach to help drive the firm's Agile initiatives and to champion Agile. It's got a technology focus especially on software development and supporting multiple agile initiatives concurrently while dealing with everyone from C-suite to pod members effectively. This is a senior role for those with experience driving Agile.


  • Hands on agile coaching
  • Agile Coaching at the team, program, portfolio and senior stakeholder levels
  • Working with leadership teams to adopt consistent, disciplined Agile delivery capabilities
  • Supporting, educating and coaching Product Owners, especially with respect to the product backlog
  • Supporting, educating and coaching the Scrum Master, especially with respect to helping Pod team members achieve optimum efficiency and facilitating agile
  • Supporting, educating and coaching Project Managers and Business Analysts as we transition from Waterfall to Agile ways of working
  • Supporting, educating and coaching the remaining members of the Agile Pod teams and supporting teams to effectively deliver an agile project.
  • Thorough hands-on collaboration, provide guidance to teams on establishment and continuous improvement of consistent, disciplined Agile delivery capability
  • With some help, develop a compelling training program to drive Agile Transformation


  • University Degree in IT or Business
  • English is necessary but MASSIVE preference will be given to those who have workign experience in Asia or speak Asian languages
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience working as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Agile delivery lead and / or Iteration Manager
  • Extensive delivery experience as a Scrum Master
  • Scrum certified (CSM / PSM / CSPO / PSPO) or other agile certifications (SAFe for instance) will be beneficial
  • Clear knowledge of a variety of agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.)
  • Strong collaboration, facilitation and conflict management experience
  • Proven experience in managing dependencies with non-agile teams
  • Proven experience delivering activity-based classroom training
  • Ability to engage with leadership and management teams to drive agile enablement and overcome common adoption challenges
  • Experience in coaching common agile estimation techniques (planning poker through to time-based estimation)
  • Proven experience in driving well-structured agile requirements
  • Proven experience in coaching Product Owners and Business Analysts on Product Backlog refinement (priority and requirement changes/additions)
  • Familiarity with common agile tools such as JIRA and BluePrint and common DevOps processes and tools such as Bitbucket, Git, Jenkins, HPQC
  • Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from Scrum team members to executives
  • Must be able to facilitate, lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
  • Must be assertive to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls
  • Must have an attitude of empowerment to be able to lead a team to self-organization

Next steps are to apply with an updated CV to dgray<at> for a confidential discussion.

Argyll Scott Asia is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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