Agile Coach

Job description

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Aaqua’s purpose is to “empower people to live their passions”.

We are creating a global services platform built around PASSION COMMUNITIES across a wide range of entertainment and lifestyle categories and genres.

We empower and enable our people to contribute to Aaqua’s purpose by bringing their own passion to our workplace community, collaborating with a team of like-minded people who love what they do.

Your Community


You will be a member of the Aaqua Tech team, working closely with the VP Engineering and the different engineering teams to build out a strong Agile and innovative culture.

Your Purpose


Your passion and enthusiasm about building Agile organisations will be a beacon for the entire team. Your main purpose is to help the teams to continuously deliver high-quality software and instil a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

Your Focus


Your contribution will include:

  • Build a strong Agile, inclusive and open culture where continuous improvement and retrospectives (Kaizen) are central.
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
  • Guide and mentor the teams and scrum masters on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to truly become self-organising teams and delight our users.
  • Educate the organisation on Agile practices.
  • Assess the Agile maturity of the teams and organisation and supporting them to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organisation.
  • Navigate the organisation (and support the teams to do so) to remove impediments
  • Act as a hands-on scrum master in some of the teams because you believe in 'Lead by example'.
  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Support and educate the Product Owners, especially with respect to refining and managing the team backlog.
  • Define and report on a few simple metrics, focused on outcomes, to assure we are moving in the right direction.

Your Knowledge


  • You are a certified Scrum Master (PSM 1, 2, 3, CSM, CSP, CTC).
  • Have 5+ years of hands-on scrum master work.
  • You have coached other scrum masters, product owners and teams.
  • A proven history in servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc).
  • You understand that every company is different and can put things in perspective for the greater good.
  • Have experience with scaling scrum/agile. e.g. LeSS and SAFe
  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space. e.g. XP, Kanban, Nexus, Crystal, FDD, etc
  • You have excellent communication, listening and mentoring skills.

Your Qualities


Your qualities are seen, heard and observed every day through your words, actions and behaviours. They are a key part of our DNA.

We seek our team members to be :

Agile
Authentic
Collaborative
Courageous
Curious
Resourceful
Passionate

Your Attitude


Your attitude is a big part of what you bring to Aaqua. It contributes hugely to our culture, which is why cultural fit is something we take very seriously when we bring on new team members.

We expect everyone to play their part in :

Putting Members First
Building an Inclusive Community
Delivering the Unexpected
Be Always Evolving, and
Keeping it Real

Why work for us


At Aaqua we are committed to real economic value distribution and this extends to our people. Aaqua is creating a work culture that caters to all your YOU's. Our total rewards package is highly attractive, with generous compensation, annual bonus, employee share program, and medical and dental coverage.

Developing our people is a given and the exposure you will get at Aaqua will see you always evolving, creating opportunities for rapid career advancement. By putting our "members first" (that includes YOU), you will deliver the unexpected every day. Aaqua's agile focus drives collaboration, ideation and allows you to be your true self, empowers our people and delivers a passionate and fun team.

Aaqua is a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to be reflective of our members and commit to a non-discriminatory culture that does not judge by; age, gender, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, race and colour, disability, religion and beliefs, pregnancy and family responsibilities, education level and all of your YOU's.

Aaqua is the place for all YOUR YOUS.

Feel like YOU are a fit for this opportunity?

If so, please send your interest to join@aaqua.live

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