Senior Agilist

Location: McLean, Virginia, United States

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Requisition Number: 9206

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The health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Due to the pandemic, all our employees are working remotely and we will be conducting candidate interviews by video. This position will remain as a remote position once the COVID-19 crisis has abated.


Here’s what you’ll do in this role:

Celerity partners with clients as they move forward on their agile transformation journey.  Celerity’s Agilists partner with leaders and teams as they incorporate agile principles and practices to achieve greater business agility and responsiveness as an organization. As part of the team, you will be working with a variety of client roles including scrum masters, product owners, team members, leaders, and executive leaders.  As an Agilist you will facilitate training sessions and workshops.  You will coach and mentor team members, scrum masters, and product owners.  You will work with leaders to define and refine their agile vision, manage change, understand agile frameworks, and incorporate an agile mindset in order to enable agility.

  • Help individuals, teams, and organizations foster an agile mindset enabling them to achieve valuable outcomes
  • Observe and understand the context of a team or organization; combine what you learn with your agile expertise to adapt practices and your stance to promote increasing levels of agility
  • Facilitate sessions for those you support, whether it’s the core events of an agile framework or ad-hoc workshops that will help a group improve
  • Based on experience, serve across different stages of a team or organization’s agile journey, from introductory training and coaching to continuously improving high-performing teams
  • Based on experience, assist at varying levels of scale, from embedding within a single team to creating cohesion and alignment across an entire organization
  • Coach a variety of individuals, from teaching team members the basics of a framework or practice to improving the leadership capabilities of executives
  • A relentless drive for continuous improvement and self-learning. Embrace servant leadership principles to mentor and guide teams
  • Understand program, portfolio, and/or product management
  • Build sustainable healthy transformation backlogs
  • Help organizations understand true business agility
  • Work with transformation teams or Centers of Excellence to create advocates and champions for change


Your qualifications:

  • Deep expertise in Agile
  • Minimum 5 - 10 years working in Agile environments
  • A high degree of flexibility; you can tailor agile practices and your facilitation style based on the context of the team and organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; you excel at team building, one-on-one conversations, and issue resolution. Strong communication skills; you can clearly present complex information verbally and visually to team members, management, stakeholders, and executives
  • The ability to grow others; you know how to train, mentor, coach, model, and advise individuals and teams, helping them become better agilists, team members, and leaders
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills; you find creative ways to help improve teams, with a focus on optimizing the overall system
  • Exceptional leadership skills; you know how to co-create a vision, reinforce it, and align teams, stakeholders, and an organization around it
  • Strong decision-making skills that allow teams to take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Demonstrated experience with standard software development practices and concepts. Demonstrated advanced ability to operate using analytical, critical thinking, organizational, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated proficient ability to develop and promote effective working relationships with all levels of management
  • Impeccable integrity. We are team-first at Celerity
  • A positive attitude. We can have fun while we work hard to solve business challenges
  • A heart for people. Excellent relationship-building skills across teams, peers, clients, vendors
  • A head for business. Nothing falls through the cracks on your watch
  • A passion for results. You strive to work complex issues with a strong sense of ownership and urgency

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City: McLean

State: Virginia

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At Celerity, authenticity isn’t just a buzz word. It’s a promise to each other and to our clients that we will bring our true, best selves to every interaction, to every solution. We hire for the person -- not for the role. And we believe in surrounding ourselves with not only the best and brightest innovative thinkers, but with those of highest integrity who are purpose-driven in all that they do. That's how we've come to be known by our clients as the consultancy that delivers impact, not ego.

Our culture attracts people who crave something greater than a job: meaningful opportunities in an environment of mutual respect. Every kind of talent is celebrated here. We look for people who share our values to be bold, innovative, and a transformative force for our clients. Through opportunities to shape skill sets and work with industry-leading consultants and exciting clients, including access to professional trainings and certifications that best align with your career goals, Celerity provides the freedom to grow both personally and professionally.

We offer a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Find out more at

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