• Agile Coach

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/13/2019 9:30 AM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    We are looking for bright and passionate people to be founding members of Great-West Life’s new Digital Hub. Do you have a passion for creating compelling and meaningful digital experiences? Do you ALWAYS think about the customer first? Are you a creative problem-solver and communicator? Do you want to help lead the transformation of a company and an industry? If you answered a wholehearted yes to all these questions, we want to talk to you.



    Great-West Life is embarking on a transformation that will change the way we work and how we help our customers. In our Digital Hub, we are designing, coding and delivering new products improving the lives of millions of Canadians. We are changing the way a trusted institution operates by acting as a start-up, bringing human centered design, agile and modern web development practices to life. Our multi-functional teams of Designers, Developers, Scrum Masters and Product Owners all huddle together because we have an open, innovative and inclusive culture which is focused on us – talented individuals.



    As an Agile Coach your core function is to coach and enable the hub teams to work efficiently and effectively together. You are a true agile practitioner and coach (e.g., bring experience conducting agile ceremonies, building a community of agile efforts and in coaching agile teams). You will work with individual teams and over time champion the broader adoption agile across multiple labs.



    • Coach hub teams towards improving agile process and metrics, evaluate and mentor existing scrum teams, and deliver training classes for product owners, developers and testers
    • Foster an environment of successful delivery and continuous improvement
    • Coach individuals, as needed, in areas like professional growth and interpersonal interactions (including conflict resolution)
    • Facilitate group sessions such as retrospectives, conflict resolution, decision making, team and project kick-offs
    • Capture feedback (including group sessions such as retrospectives, conflict resolution, decision making, team and project kick-offs) and continuously improve enterprise agile guidance, training materials, and content


    • 5+ years agile experience, including 2+ years as an agile practitioner (Scrum Master or Product Owner) and 3+ years as an Agile Coach, preferably in an environment with multiple agile teams (i.e. scrum of scrums or SAFe)
    • Experience applying concepts and techniques from multiple agile approaches including extreme programming and scrum
    • Enthusiastically devoted to driving the adoption and optimization of agile processes, principles and practices
    • Deep understanding of communication, group dynamics and coaching
    • Not afraid to go outside comfort zone and take difficult conversations to provide feedback to the team

    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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