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Agile Delivery Coach – Live Services

Creative Assembly is looking for an Agile Coach to join our Live Services team at one of our studios based in Horsham, West Sussex.

As an Agile Coach, you will drive the adoption and optimisation of lean agile value and principles. Working directly with the teams you will help raise the level of agility and play a key role in engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organisations to help facilitate agile transformation across the company .

This role would be suited to an experienced Scrum Master.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

This role is Hybrid and/or in-studio depending on candidate requirements. Further details can be discussed during the recruitment process.

Key Responsibilities

We are looking for someone who can follow Agile best practices by mentoring the Leads within the teams and transferring your knowledge to them. You will work with the engineering, product and quality assurance teams,  as well as their stakeholders to ensure alignment with business objectives.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Work with existing teams to diagnose where there are issues or opportunities to continually improve team ways of working or performance
  • Work closely with teams and leaders to support agile transformation and increase team performance and overall effectiveness
  • Work with the key roles across our teams and help them incorporate learning and feedback
  • Provide practical and contextual coaching guidance to individuals and teams, both technical and non-technical
  • Coach and train teams & managers on lean-agile principles & practices and related concepts using collaborative and engaging techniques, online and in person
  • Facilitate workshops, sessions, and retrospectives and train others on improving their facilitation skills
  • Guide teams and management on instilling a continuous improvement mindset
  • Develop and implement appropriate improvement and coaching plans to build self-organising teams
  • Help teams continuously reflect and improve, becoming more effective in their roles and increasing their predictability, collaboration, and quality practices.

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience

Essential

  • Strong Agile mindset
  • Several years of experience with a variety of Agile frameworks
  • Hands on experience as a Scrum Master and/or PO
  • Proven ability to articulate agile methods, tools and terms to teams and executives alike
  • Experience of scaling techniques and patterns
  • Knowledge & experience of Agile teachings, approaches, behaviours and of helping both teams and the wider organisation to address the dysfunctions that may result from teams and others misinterpreting, ignoring, or rejecting Lean and Agile values and principles
  • Certification in Agile delivery method or experience in one of the following frameworks: Lean, CMMI, Scrum, SAFe, LeSS Kanban
  • Experience facilitating events with geographically distributed teams and using a variety of techniques and collaboration tools
  • Knowledge of key components of a high performing team and experienced in techniques to increase team cohesion, collaboration, and teamwork
  • A deep understanding of the difference between coaching, training, and mentoring
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability and confidence to effectively facilitate large groups and present to large audiences.

Desirable

  • Coaching Certification (ICP-ACC / CAL / Barefoot Coaching)
  • Strong understanding of systems engineering in waterfall and Agile environments.

About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio as we push boundaries, creating deep and detailed experiences that last. 

Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for six consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We are a company that’s secure and safe – you don’t need to worry about job security at CA.

We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support, and development to achieve your potential. 

Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture facility. 

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:

  • Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles and in-studio working
  • Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)
  • Enhanced holiday allowance, maternity and paternity breaks, flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays
  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast in the studio every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases
  • Studio community activities such as life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more.

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. 

Agile Delivery Coach – Live Services

Awarded Company

Horsham, UK
Full time

Published on 07/28/2022

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