Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Are you a passionate advocate of modern ways of working and Agile culture? We want to talk to you! 

Digital disruption is opening up more opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers and accelerate the realization of business value. That's what we'd love you to help us do. With your strong business experience, vision, and ability to steer clients toward new ways of thinking and re-imagine operating models, we can open up fantastic career opportunities for you. 

Role Overview:

The DevOps and Agile Coaching team provides the oversight needed to ensure that the communication between clients and Avanade remain seamless to ensure Avanade's success in the future. As an Agile Coach Manager, you will lead our development and DevOps teams to execute projects/program plans and processes in alignment with established operational objectives. You work to provide visibility in results earlier in the development cycle in order to have greater responsiveness to change. 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 Manager in Agile Coaching, you lead Avanade in projects to 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 helping Avanade become more efficient and make continuous progress towards becoming the leading digital innovator.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day-to-day you will:

・Develop and implement plans to further 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

・Supports translation of group strategy into objectives and Work plans

・Monitor, Mentor, and lead teams to overcome roadblocks and challenges and to implement coordination

・Works on complex issues within the DevOps and Agile team to coach them to better understand and align to internal and external business issues and best practices Engage with your teams by holding frequent meetings and discussions to hold team members accountable for their responsibilities and to create dialogue about concerns

・Have significant latitude in judgment and approach regarding strategic and operational objectives within the DevOps and Agile team

・Be the main client contract for solution delivery

・Maintain growth in a fast-pace 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

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:

You will have strong analytical skills and a strong business acumen. You have the desire to work in a fast-past environment in which you are using analysis technology to make continuous improvements to both new and existing solutions. 

Your technical skills may include: 

・Experience with using Scrum methodologies and the Microsoft Ecosystem Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPivot

Your non-technical skills may include: 

・Fluency in Japanese (Written & Spoken)

・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 groups

・Clear and concise oral and written communication skills

・Good time management

・Strong business acumen

Preferred Education Background:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university (Information Technology preferred)

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

You likely have 5 years of experience in assessing team performance and at least 2 years of management experience

Scope of Work:

Nature of Work: 

Creates and implements work plans for assigned projects, programs, and/or clients against established operational objectives; supports translation of group strategy into objectives and work plans. 

Scope of Work:

Provides operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination. 


Complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgment of contextual factors. 


Wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise.

Organizational Impact:

Work efforts have significant impact on near and medium-term Avanade and/or client operations. If client-facing, should contribute to client-relationship and sales outcomes.

Supervision Received:

Works independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives. Significant latitude in judgment & approach. 

Supervision Provided:

Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams. If managing team(s) of more junior employees full-time, then refer to the People & Business Leadership leveling criteria. Often serves as Career Advisor. 

Knowledge Applied:

Applies advanced knowledge of learned occupation / discipline and strong business operational acumen.

Accountabilities & Metrics:

Accountable for: 

・Chargeability target

・Personal goals

Relevant Additional Details:

Agile Coach career path in Japan: 

Once hired for this position, as STEP1 your main role will be Scrum Master. Once all the required Avanade’s Agile Coach certifications are acquired, you will be able to move on to STEP2, which is the actual role of Agile Coach.

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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