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Agile Coach

QBE Insurance Sydney, Australia
Posted 5 days ago Hybrid Permanent Competitive
Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

The opportunity
  • Nurture an agile mindset, guide people through transformation and improvement, and cultivate cultural and human change.
  • Sydney, NSW (preferred)
  • Permanent, full-time position
Your new role:

As a seasoned Agile Coach, you will be a key champion transforming our teams by driving and supporting continuous improvement of efficiency, ways of working maturity, competency, and culture.

Primary Responsibilities will include:
  • Help the organisation deliver the desired outcomes and fit-for-purpose products with prioritisation, strategic alignment, goal setting, transparency, predictability, consistency, high performance, collaboration, quality, and sustainable pace.
  • Drive cultural change by embedding and reinforcing lean-agile values, behaviours, and mindsets.
  • Lead and coach Squads and ARTs in their conscious and sustainable adoption and improvement of scaled agile ways of working, lean-agile practices, principles, tools, metrics, and maturity.
  • Support growth of Squad Members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Product Managers, Release Train Engineers, ART leaders, Portfolio leaders, and more broadly all members and leaders of the scaled agile organisation by developing and executing tailored individual and team coaching/mentoring plans and defining measurable goals, underpinned by qualitative and quantitative insights.
  • Support the implementation of new capabilities and advocate the concept of a learning organisation by participating in, and actively contributing to the Agile CoE and the LACE. Build individual and team capability through promoting knowledge sharing, developing and delivering trainings, and leading and facilitating workshops on lean and scaled agile topics, contributing to our Playbook, Agile Delivery Guidelines, knowledge base and training materials.
Your story so far

You will have demonstrated experience and capability in taking Squads, Release Trains, Value Streams, the broader organisation, and their leaders on a lean-agile journey. Have the ability to champion and catalyse organisational, transformative change, nurture human change and manage stakeholders bringing them on the transformation journey via influencing, relationship building, partnering, negotiation, communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and building trust and resilience.

Required skills and experience:
  • Strong experience in implementing lean-agile ways of working at scale. Thorough understanding of lean and agile principles, practices, metrics, and tools.
  • Ability to partner with, effectively communicate with, consult, influence, align, brief, coach, and guide senior leaders.
  • Competent and able to choose and effectively operate in a broad range of stances - such as coaching, training, mentoring, observing, advising, facilitation, feedback, and role modelling.
  • Deeply knowledgeable in agile frameworks, models, methodologies, structures, processes, concepts, techniques, tools such as, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, 'Spotify' model, Lean, Flow Optimisation, OKR, QBR, DevOps, WSJF, Value Stream Mapping, Squad and Release Train design and formation, Lean Portfolio Management, Agile Funding Model, Jira, Confluence, etc.
  • 5 years relevant experience (at least 2-3 years Agile Coach / Scrum Master at Squad level and additional 2-3 years at Value Stream / ART / Tribe level)
  • Additional Agile Coach experience at Enterprise / Portfolio level in large, complex organisations (desirable)
  • At least 1 year senior leadership coaching experience during a scaled agile transformation (desirable)
About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future - helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment - what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstances. As a QBE employee you will have access to and benefit from:
  • 'Hybrid Working' - a mix of working from home and in the office to enhance your work/life balance
  • Our 'Thriving at our Best' wellbeing program, including free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice
  • 18 weeks' gender-equal flexible leave for all new parents, including paid super
  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching
  • Income protection insurance & reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums
  • Additional leave and support through QBE's Family Domestic Violence First Responder Network
  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services including benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners
Rewards & Recognition
  • We value our employee's experience with us and are proud to have been recognised for the following awards:
  • 2021 LinkedIn Top Employer & HRD Employer of Choice
  • 2020 Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Excellence Award for Best Health & Wellbeing at the Australian HR Awards
  • Platinum employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index - the definitive national benchmark on LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion
  • Ranked 6th place in the AAGE Top Graduate Employers 2021 as voted by graduates
  • Top 20 Workplaces for Dads in 2019 and 2020 (HBF Direct Advice for Dads)
  • Family Friendly Accredited employer since 2021
  • Winner Most Inclusive Workplace at the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) Awards 2023
  • Winner Organisational Development category at the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) Awards 2022
Apply now

APPLY NOW and let's make it happen!

Applications close on 18th April 2024.

Click APPLY to submit your application. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognises the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with accessibility requirements and adjustments, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our employee networks at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us at recruitment@qbe.com

Application Close Date: 18/04/2024 11:59 PM

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.
Job ID  321615
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