Agile Coach

Job Id: ZYvJRY1el0


Provide ongoing facilitation and coaching that enables your team to excel at agile development
Facilitate discussion leading to collective decision-making, goal setting, and conflict resolution across the digital factory
Continuously seek to improve team performance by promoting joint accountability for results and solving productivity issues
Coaches the Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Tech Leads within the digital factory to focus on delivering incremental business value while sustaining an engineering culture
Facilitates cross-team meetings and helps teams find innovative ways of resolving dependencies and navigating complex business and technical trade-offs
Engages in problem solving sessions with team leads on how to develop long-term strategies and roadmaps which are congruent with the Agile approach
Conducts training sessions on the fundamentals of Agile with new team members
Communicates the new way of working with groups outside of the digital factory
Coaches business units outside of the digital factory on Agile methodologies
Engages teams of external dependencies to develop an incremental integration plan


Undergraduate Degree or equivalent experience


Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Entrepreneurial self-starter who is self-motivated, but also a team player with a professional presence
Knowledge of Agile software development process
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Paired Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Games
Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team


Certified Scrum Master / Agile Practitioner


Strong experience in software design and development
At least 5 successfully delivered projects using Agile methodologies
At least 2 – 3 projects that include an end-to-end Agile implementation where you played the role of a Scrum Master or Tech Lead. Experience in coaching 1-3 people on each project you have delivered
Practical experience with any of the key disciplines required in agile delivery – such as software development or business (system) analysis
Experience applying a wide variety of 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.)
Deadline: 19-Nov-2021


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About APA Life Assurance Company Ltd

Apollo Group (Apollo Investments Limited)was an idea born from the need to harness synergies across the insurance business. Built on commitment, integrity and innovation, it has risen to be one of the leading financial groups in East Africa. Apollo Investments Limited (AIL) includes APA Insurance (Kenya and Uganda). It underwrites General Insurance risks such as Fire, Marine, Aviation, Personal Accident, Motor, Liability, Agriculture, Property, and Micro Insurance. We also underwrite Health Insurance i.e. Corporate, Individual & Family Health Insurance. APA Life Assurance is one of the leading insurance companies in Kenya providing Life Insurance and Pension benefits.It has been recognised as The Best Insurance Company in Claims Settlement (Life Business). Our Individual products, APA Elimu,Pumzisha, Imarika and HosiCare aim to protect generations as well as help people from all walks of life to meet common needs. Apollo Asset Management which is an investment and wealth management firm licensed by the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) and the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to conduct fund management and investment advisory services. Gordon Court (Apollo Conference Centre) is the premier event hosting location for both business and private functions in the city. From business conferences to private occasions, Apollo Conference Centre provides the ultimate meeting place. Established in 1977 as one of the first locally owned insurance companies, Apollo has achieved impressive growth over the years thanks to commitment to service and confidence of policyholders and a sound management policy. APA Apollo has been at the fore front of Innovations and taking bold and daring steps in the Insurance and Financial service sectors.