The New York Times seeks an experienced Agile Coach to drive organizational change as we transform and scale our Technology and Operations teams to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern media landscape.
The Agile Coach is a new role at The New York Times. We are looking for a strong leader and advocate of agile processes to take our organization to the next level of collaboration, predictability and transparency and to promote a culture of learning, experimentation and innovation. Our ideal coach will inspire and empower our cross-functional teams while introducing and refining techniques that strengthen delivery and adaptability in the face of unpredictable circumstances.
We are not looking for a one-size-fits-all approach; rather, we seek a creative problem-solver who embraces a pragmatic perspective, accounting for a variety of team structures, goals and constraints. Our ideal candidate embodies agile principles and leads by example, and enthusiastically promotes best practices, regardless of framework.
This position reports into the VP of Program Management.
Educate, train and mentor our cross-functional teams on agile principles and methodologies
Coach individuals and teams on agile best practices; engagements may range from one-on-one conversations to sessions with a project team to full-on multi-week embeds
Design and execute a strategy for the continued organizational adoption and improvement of agile practices
Lead our “NYT Agile Coaches Initiative,” a small group of Project and Program Managers focused on growing their own coaching skills
6+ years experience as an agile coach or trainer, ideally with experience in enterprise transformations. Relevant work experience in technology project and program management; Product and/or engineering experience a plus.
Certified Scrum Coach, CST or CEC
Passion for The New York Times’ mission and commitment to be part of our innovation and growth
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.