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Agile Program Coach, Digital Engineering, Associate Director

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Plano
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - Agile Program Coach, Digital Engineering, Associate Director (00040641271) Job Description Agile Program Coach, Digital Engineering, Associate Director ( Job Number: 00040641271 ) Description Cognizant's Digital Engineering practice is hiring a Principal Agilist who fundamentally guides the software engineering team / pods by taking an active role in planning and facilitation and implements measures to help the team achieve its sprint goal. Our engineers are agile and retrospective, and not afraid to identify what we're doing wrong, so we can fix it, and what we're doing right, so we can improve on it. Above all, we judge success by the success of our team and the happiness of our customers. This management opportunity requires proven, practical experience with the techniques and approaches to guide, support and improve product Agile teams. You will collaborate intensively with team members and Product Owners and with Cognizant clients to mentor, consult, and make decisions towards digital transformation. Our Agile Program Coach designs and leads enablement pods that help multiple delivery teams collaborate and partner on an agile product to drive "value" at the right time and in the right way. You will work with Portfolio leaders to drive change at the portfolio level with a Top down and bottom-up approach. Your ability to create trusting relationships and influence your partners will require valuable meeting time with our clients. Location: Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; NY; NJ; or Remote United States Currently remote and open to remote candidates; however, prefer candidates to be based in these metro areas or willing to relocate. Travel to client locations required in the future. Cognizant will not sponsor H-1B or other U.S. work authorization for this role. Responsibilities The Agile Program Coach will encourage and create change by:

  • Training Agile teams on requisite Modern Development frameworks (Scrum/ Kanban/ Lean XP)
  • Implementing one or more scaled Agile delivery frameworks (Scrum@scale, Less, SAFe, Spotify, DAD )
  • Helping the business in conceptualizing prioritized product backlogs using Product Management Practices
  • Coaching Agile teams and requisite business IT and Business partners (Product Managers, Value Stream Owners) on transparency, empowerment, ethics, self-organization and responsive action
  • Guiding the team to improve their efficiency by using the right metrics to manage and measure
  • Embedding continuous improvement within the Agile team
  • Shifting metrics to KPIs with a focus on business value
  • Constructing meaningful solutions through true collaboration
  • Owning outcomes to ensure the PODs deliver value
  • Contributing to mature the overall Agile and digital engineering community Qualifications
    • STEM Bachelors' Degree and 15+ years' experience with at least 6 years in Agile Projects or Product development work
    • At least 5 years working on scaled modern software development product portfolios
    • Proven track record and experience implementing canned Scaled Frameworks, or ability to adapt them to build a hybrid that is relevant to each client situation
    • 5+ years' experience delivering value into PROD using MVP tests, validated learning with Digital engineering tool chains, experienced in software delivery
    • Agile Certifications such as CSM or PSM or SAFe SM - At least one Scrum Certification required from Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, Scruminc.com or SAFe
    • Agile Certificates or Certifications in Product Management and at least one Scaling Framework preferred.
    • Agile Certificates or Certifications in Lean, Six Sigma and Kanban preferred
    • Experience shifting companies from project to product Required Skills:
      • Agile Modeling - Domain modeling, State Diagrams, Activity Diagrams
      • Informed on TDD, ATDD, BDD, CICD, Modern Engineering Practices
      • Strong Communication skills - Strong English written, and oral skills required
      • Facilitation - the art of conducting workshops, retrospectives, assessments, and building relationships between multiple partners and team members
      • Training - Ability to build and delivery training sessions
      • Techniques to include: story mapping, estimation, Prioritization, Retrospective
      • Multiple technology platforms i.e. transitioning diverse technology teams (JAVA/.NET/Mainframe/Data Warehouse/Web Services/Cloud)
      • Experience with Center of Excellence and Communities of Practice governance and operating models Location: United States; Remote; Open to Mon-Thurs. travel in the future #LI-AT1 You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future. About Cognizant Headquartered in the U.S, Cognizant is a member of the S&P-500, Nasdaq-100, Fortune 200, and was recently ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing "All Star" by Fortune Magazine. Cognizant uses a highly flexible business model, a detailed global delivery network, and deep domain expertise to deliver to a long list of best-in-class companies that are leaders in their own space. Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to demonstrate the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to quality instilled in them through participation in military service. Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer provider, and we are committed to creating a diverse environment. Cognizant considers all applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, and marital status, disabilities, sexual orientation or preference, veteran status, or any other classification protected by state, federal, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Cognizant US Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions in the US, please send an email with your request to CareersNA2@cognizant.com Qualifications Job Application Development / Application Maintenance

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