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JOBREQ1800083871 Requisition #

Location: Pittsburgh, PA or Remote within the US


As the Agile Coach-SAFe Certified Program Expert, you will be responsible for facilitating the Agile Release Train events and processes, to assist the teams in delivering value, to help implement lean agile principles and practices across organizational business units.  The focus will be on delivering large scale homogenous solutions created by our dedicated groups of teams, guidance and leadership in program design & execution, communication with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help managing risk, and to drive relentless improvement. We are seeking a candidate who has proven leadership skills, the ability to think critically and problem-solve, and a track-record of ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met.  Ideally the candidate will be SAFe certified and engaged in several Agile programs based on SAFe.


Ideal candidate will have strong experience as team scrum master with experience delivering scrum/Kanban practices in 2-week timeboxed iterations, preferably in context of delivering value as software with a DevOps approach. Ideal candidate will also have experience defining value streams and ARTs and coordinating multiple teams to deliver in program increment timebox – including working with system architects to define architectural runway/enablers and product managers to define and decompose epics into features.  Ideal candidats will also have experience with LPM, including strategy/portfolio alignment and advising the definition, business case / budgeting development, and decomposition of large portfolio epics and enablers.

PPG Digital team is leading PPG and the coatings industry through an evolution in PPG’s business strategies and structure - to capture opportunities enabled by digital technologies and provide amazing customer experiences while unlocking new revenue streams and reaching new customers.



  • Manage and optimize the flow of value by steering the Agile Release Trains (ART) to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software consistently in large environments.
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)
  • Plan and organize SAFe training for key members of the organization
  • Deliver SAFe training and workshops, such as leading SAFe, SAFe for Team, SAFe PO/PM, and Values Streams Identification, where applicable.
  • Evaluate the organization and operating practices to determine the best approach for implementing ARTs
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness, PI planning event
  • Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency
  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities
  • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Program Level
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Help manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourage collaboration between teams and System and Solution Architects/Engineering
  • Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Facilitate System Demos and Solution Demos
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and Solution Train and help them improve.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree.
  • Certified SAFe (Agile Framework) Program Consultant with experience in 3+ transformation projects.
  • 5 years or more acting in an Agile Coach/SDLC leadership and trusted advisor capacity in a fast-paced technology-based environment.
  • Expertise in advising/coaching/mentoring technology leaders through an Agile transformation.
  • Digital / Product Led Agile transformation experience.
  • Strong Scrum Master experience delivering Scrum/Kanban practices.
  • Planning, developing, and delivering enterprise-level solutions experience.
  • Servant-leadership skills and experience.
  • Effective decision-making experience.
  • Advanced Communication and Leadership Skills.
  • Must be open to occasional travel.
  • Remote candidates must be willing to work Eastern Time Zone work hours.



Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.


The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:


We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.


We are “One PPG” to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.


We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.


We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.


We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.


We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.


PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees.  We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.


PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.


Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.


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