Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

About us

Avanade is the world’s leading digital innovator and believes in making a genuine human impact in everything we do. This is through the power of our people and cutting-edge Microsoft Technology.

By joining Avanade’s software engineering practice, you will have a fantastic opportunity to operate at the forefront of technology, with access to the best clients across the world, on challenging and exciting projects.

We are a diverse team, and we are proud of our culture that welcomes every individual. In our teams, you will find talented and passionate technologists, with a humble, collaborative, and positive attitude.

If you are the type of person who thrives on constantly learning and challenging yourself with a genuine desire to do your best, then you could be successful here. We promise to invest in you and help give you the platform for continuous learning and development.

Agile Coach

As a client-facing Agile Coach, you will have the opportunity to learn our clients’ business, their organization, systems, challenges, and goals. You will partner directly with the client(s) to define and clarify requirements, then work with your team to create accurate project and task estimates to deliver exceptional client results. We are looking for someone who has excellent consulting skills and strong experience leading a technical team to deliver on client projects.

You can expect to work in a passionate team, that will support you, with strong collaborative relationships. There is a strong culture of learning from each other and continuing to push the boundaries in your own learning. This team will help you develop your career, and you will have great opportunities to work with cutting-edge technology, as well as having access to extensive training, and abilities to take further certifications.   

Agility is an essential element in Avanade’s vision to help us prepare for the future: your work is an important piece to connecting the dots between business and IT to open communication and accountability for both, clients and stakeholders involved.  As a Consultant in Agile Coaching, you will help Avanade remain relevant in the digital world by providing clients with clear visibility in results by responding rapidly to their needs. Your work will help your leadership effectively lead and manages its portfolio of developments and improvements to help Avanade become more efficient and make continuous progress towards becoming the leading digital innovator.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Contribute to helping Build on Avanade’s progress towards being the world’s leading digital innovator by offering improvements to the development process where the team’s common goal is to deliver exceptional software at a rapid speed
  • Mentor and coach teams to overcome roadblocks and challenges
  • Encourage continuous learning in teams by holding frequent meetings and discussions to hold team members accountable for their responsibilities and to create dialogue about concerns
  • Alleviate the tension between teams by encouraging open communication between members
  • Ability to Work in a fast-paced environment and to respond rapidly to frequently changing requirements
  • Work to innovate new or existing solutions with the Microsoft Ecosystem while simultaneously coaching the team towards agility

Experience of the following:
  • Extensive and demonstrated work experience as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach
  • Experience with using Scrum methodologies and the Microsoft Ecosystem, and u
    understanding of other Agile methodologies such as Lean
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • A background in consultancy
  • Being comfortable with giving and receiving constructive criticism by raising concerns to help guide improvements
  • Experience with and desire to learn about continuous improvements
  • A deep understanding of coaching different group dynamics and of managing the communication between group
  • Excellent experience coordinating, leading and coaching a scrum team
  • Considerable experience with Azure Platform or other Cloud Platforms
  • Knowledge and experience working with large scale organizational frameworks like SAFe, Nexus or Less
  • Excellent Focus, communication and collaboration skills, and ability to guide and challenge teams to deliver excellence in projects

It would be a benefit but not necessary if you had experience with:
  • Experience of working within or around the finance industry
  • Considerable experience with Azure Platform or other Cloud Platforms
  • DevOps tooling: Azure DevOps, Github Enterprise and/or Jira


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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 


We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.


We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 


Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com