Country:

United States

Cities:

Dallas, Houston

Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

At Avanade, business and technology consulting isn't just your career....it's your passion. And that means more than just working with new innovations. It means using technology to solve business problems in ways that make a real difference to you, your customers, and the world.

 

At Avanade, we:

· Are passionate about pushing the limits of Microsoft technologies to help our customers achieve their goals.

· Thrive on open dialogue and debate. We share best practices and solve problems through teamwork.

· Are committed to growth - as an organization and for each individual.

 

About the role

As an Agile Coach, you will coach our Fortune 500 and global clients and facilitate their Agile journey towards realizing value, leveraging DevOps processes and products.  Your primary responsibility is to transform teams and by extension, organizations into mature Agile entities.  You will coach and mentor stakeholders and Scrum teams to ensure adherence to Agile principles and continuous improvement, resulting in high-performing teams.   Agility is an essential element in Avanade’s vision as a leading digital innovator: your work is an important part of opening communication and developing accountability between business and IT in order to drive value and respond to dynamic market forces 

 

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Ensure the establishment and continued use of Agile best practices.
  • Guide and support the overall Agile transformation program.
  • Provide training and coaching as needed by teams adopting Agile.
  • Develop communities of practice centered on Agile delivery.
  • Support the selection and implementation of Agile frameworks (e.g., XP, Kanban and Scrum) as appropriate to the team workflows and context.
  • Conduct Agile team calibrations and help teams develop practice improvement plans.
  • Support release planning preparation and event facilitation
  • Provide leadership coaching in Agile portfolio management to optimize development investment.
  • Support scaling best practices for the effective coordination of program planning and execution across multiple teams.
  • Design and implement effective change management & communications and governance processes.

 

 

Required Skills:

  • Expertise in one or more Agile frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban, or scaling frameworks such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or Nexus
  • Leading Agile transformations
  • Building high performing teams
  • Using metrics to measure improvement
  • Experienced as Scrum Master in large programs
  • Experience with Agile tools
  • Background in Software Engineering, Quality Engineering, Infrastructure as Code or Data Engineering
  • Experience Instructing/Teaching
  • Certifications from Scrum.org or SAFe

Nice to Have: 

  • Experience as Product Owner
  • DevOps and securing DevOps (i.e. DevSecOps)
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Microsoft Azure DevOps
  • Github/Github Enterprise
  • Alternate Agile certifications

 

Years of Experience

Minimum 3-5 years of experience leading Agile teams, minimum 5-10 years of experience overall

Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s degree.  Technology related degrees a plus

Preferred Certification:  Industry recognized Agile Certifications.  Scrum.org and Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe) preferred.


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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.