Agile Coach

Dusseldorf, Germany

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for an Agile Coach for our Duesseldorf office to make the team even stronger.

Responsibilities

  • Create a strong vision on Agile values and benefits;
  • Help teams to understand and measure what customer value means;
  • Improve the process of developing customer-oriented products and services in short iterations;
  • Inspect and adapt an enterprise wide software engineering process, from conception through implementation, testing and delivery;
  • Motivate teams and individuals for continuous change;
  • Promote leadership principles on all levels;
  • Help teams to find specific ways how to turn Agile values and principles into tangible measures;
  • Lead and facilitate Agile events like discovery, sprint planning, daily stand-up, review and retrospective. Conduct team training and individual coaching sessions for all aspects of Agile ways of working;
  • Coach Scrum Masters and other people to develop their Agile skills;
  • Identify and remove team and organizational impediments;
  • Plan an Agile transformation roadmap and breakdown into iterative & incremental pieces and collaborate with other Agile Coaches to drive the change constantly;
  • Take responsibility for one digital, one classical, one technical product, one country, one hierarchy level and one program or initiative (ideally).

Requirements

  • Agile Manifesto: Scrum, Kanban, Lean management, Scaling Agile (SAFe, LeSS, Nexus, Spotify, etc.). Leadership (Leadership, Management 3.0, etc.);
  • Business model and product vision (Strategyzer, Pichler, etc.);
  • Customer and product value;
  • Know-how to capture and slice requirements (user stories, jobs-to-be-done, etc.);
  • Roadmaps (impact and story maps, event storming);
  • Able to prioritize and estimate work to be done (INVEST, MoSCoW, Planning Poker, etc.);
  • Backlog management;
  • Acceptance (DoR, DoD, etc.);
  • Progress and success (Burndown, Velocity, etc.) for continuous improvement;
  • Soft skills:
    • Highly motivated to contribute to the transformation of our company;
    • Able to drive cultural change in an enterprise-scale organization;
    • Be prepared for a long journey and to resist opposition;
    • Team player who wants to continuously learn and advance skills of others and of one’s own;
    • Coaching & facilitation (e.g. conversation, moderation, flip chart, feedback).
  • German is a must.

We offer

  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills;
  • Regular assessments and salary reviews;
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth;
  • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment;
  • Flexible working schedule enables work life balance;
  • Regular corporate and social events.

Why EPAM?

EPAMers appreciate our flexible work environment, great benefits, and opportunities to thrive.

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