Senior Agile Coach

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 10, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

As a Senior Agile Coach, you will have a leadership role on the IS Agile Center of Excellence team, coaching Scrum Masters, other Agile Coaches, teams and program stakeholders using agile frameworks, processes and tools. You will be an organizational change agent who advocates agile techniques to increase collaboration, predictability and transparency across the IS organization. In addition, you will be responsible to identify opportunities, develop and institutionalize enterprise agile capabilities and strategies for continuous improvement and scaling.


  • Prioritize and lead large projects and programs using various agile frameworks (Scrum, Lean, Kanban etc.)
  • Systemize fit-for-purpose agile ceremonies across teams and coach leaders on agile values, scrum, design thinking, customer value, product management, etc
  • Structure multiple teams to address dependencies and scalability (e.g. Scrum of Scrums, SAFe)
  • Partner with stakeholders and Product Owner to develop strategic charter, team composition and resource plans
  • Coach and train other Scrum Masters on diverse teams from inception through sustainable stage
  • Develop and deliver agile training and scrum team launches
  • Advice and train teams to adopt software development best practices, drive automation and frequent production release schedules
  • Advocate agile techniques that increase collaboration, predictability and transparency
  • Engage with stakeholders to drive improvements in agile maturity and culture, while demonstrating quantifiable progress towards achieving higher performing teams and improved business outcomes
  • Develop and institutionalize agile best practices and strategies for continuous improvement
  • Where applicable, promote and facilitate adoption of DevOps and agility within teams
  • Use coaching techniques that increase collaboration, transparency and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation
  • Nurtures team and leadership through a shift from command-and-control management practices to collaborative, team centric environments


  • Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira and Confluence
  • Familiarity with Amgen City Planning platforms like ServiceNow, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, MuleSoft etc.
  • Executive stakeholder management and facilitation skills
  • Able to provide leadership through influence to achieve the required results
  • Experience delivering technical products on diverse teams using agile, scrum or Kanban
  • Experience managing or coaching other scrum masters
  • Project management, negotiation, planning and organizational change management skills
  • Able to manage activities across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Results oriented with strong consistency to meeting delivery timelines
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to set the context and present on complex subjects in clear and concise manner
  • High learning agility, innovation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to master new technologies and processes
  • Familiar with concept of continuous integration, continuous delivery and automation
  • Experience with various agile training tools and techniques
  • Agile Certified Professional, Scrum Alliance CSM and CSP certification or equivalent
  • Certified SAFe 5 Practitioner, Scaled Agile

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.