Senior Agile Coach

“Developing sustainable societies through smart technologies” is what we want! We have a long and exciting journey ahead of us, and we are on a very good way together with our about 18.000 colleagues. Our company is undergoing an exciting transformation expanding our digital capabilities towards an as-a-Service company. As one of the market leaders in the marine and energy business we understood that in order to stay successful we need to rethink our purpose, adapt our ways of working and adjust the way we connect internally and externally. We therefore want you as experienced Senior Agile Coach to help us in developing the right mindset for this endeavour, thus increasing our agile capabilities and to make sure we all can master this transformation together.
Application deadline 2018-06-03
Position description What your tasks will look like

• Assuring reliable, high quality delivery
Together with project delivery teams you will ensure commitment, coordination and sustainability by establishing transparency and agile processes such as Scrum and Kanban in, around and across the teams. You will make sure that a stable value flow is established and continuously improved by addressing all blockers and impediments.

• Help teams, and their environments to mature in agile terms
Together with the stakeholders you will take care of trustful collaboration within the teams and their surrounding roles. You will establish a culture of listening and honest feedback, facilitate role, rule and process clarification.

• Coaching and training of teams and individuals
You will coach individuals in diverse roles and levels from SW engineers, teams, leads to managers. This encompasses roles from technical to commercial. You design and run trainings/workshops around identified agile needs, and with your experience and creativity, you overcome all obstacles in order to make the improvement happen. You enable the whole business to reach their business goals better through adopting more agility.

• Individual Coaching
You are well connected inside the organization and build your own good reputation. You are the go-to person to support decentralized and highly experienced agility advocates both in leadership and individual contributor roles. You are able to quickly understand the request & root-causes, and to provide immediate support while working with a long term approach.

• Working in a distributed setting
You will work across multiple countries and time zones. Some teams are co-located, some are not. Some projects are internal, some involve customers and external partners.

Location: Hamburg, Germany; other locations can be considered

Requirements What we want you to bring to the table:

• In depth Agile Experience
You have 2-5 years of agile software project, product or process management experience and sound knowledge in managing and supporting agile software development processes. After your first roles in an agile team, you have in-depth and hands on experience (3+ years) in coaching Scrum Masters, teams and business people around agile topics. You are experienced with delivering in at least one agile framework, including Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, SAFe, or LeSS etc. You are competent to support Scrum Masters and experienced Leads when their knowledge and capabilities end in topics like Scrum, Kanban, Large Scale Scrum, Scrum of Scrums. You are able to analyze a business unit and understand their context in order to bring that unit to the next level of agility. You combine data driven work with soft factors.

• Coaching and Facilitation
You are strong in building trustful relationships and able to coach diverse roles from engineer to product, and from scrum masters to leads in a structured way. You are also able to design and run trainings and facilitations for individuals and small and large groups.

• Communication
As most of your job will be around communication, you excel at it. You react on body language, understand the meaning behind words, are able to connect to people and love to communicate with highly diverse employees. You are able to adapt your communication and language to your audience.

• Teamplayer
You enjoy working in a team of coaches on a common strategy. You are constructive and full of positive attitude, and you enjoy bringing your own team to the next level as much as you enjoy coaching other teams.

• Walk the talk
You are agile yourself. When you design products, trainings and coaching sessions, you channel agility in your work. You practice what you preach and feel uncomfortable not to have your team board and own kaizen. You breathe agility.
Contact person to give further information In case of any questions, please hand contact Michael Wunram (Director Digital Competences) by email:
Country Germany
Job area Digital Technology and Innovation