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Cognizant
in Zurich, Switzerland
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
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Cognizant
in Zurich, Switzerland
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Agile Coach
Agile Coach

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Type: permanent

Background
Cognizant considers BizDevOps model as core dimension as part of Digital transformation for customer business and hence needs extensive focus transforming customers and partners to make this journey successful. Agile coaches play very important role in defining this journey as well as orchestrating and driving this change management process. Cognizant is currently executing complex agile engagements, while it relies on its global structure to harvest learnings from the 3000+ Agile engagements we've tracked to date, supported by more than 200 Agile coaches. We deliver best-in-class Agile Assessment, Enablement, Delivery and Transformation services, through our seasoned agile consultants. Cognizant is looking for talented and motivated individual's who have gone through this journey and believes that they can bring the change in customer environment to make this happens.

Job Description
As part of our strategic investment and market expansion in Continental Europe we are looking to significantly strengthen our presence in the region. We are, therefore, looking for applicants who have a flair for new way of working, innovation, change management, mentoring, technology and are willing to take up challenging assignments.

As an Agile Coach, you will work on client-site engagements supporting the implementation of Agile and Lean methods and lead multi-year Enterprise Agile Transformations. You will contribute in conducting assessments for organizational readiness for Agile implementations as well as health of Agile implementations. You will provide guidance, mentoring, and coaching to Scrum Masters, Product Owners, DevOps, Managers, Executives, and other Agile transformation partners through various Agile Frameworks to drive "value" at the right time in the right way.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide multiple Agile teams and support our client on their Agile journey: work with cross-functional, distributed teams to achieve higher levels of agility and drive adoption of best-practices of the agile methodology.
  • Drive Technology and Behavior change management, innovation and define new ways of working for customer and internal delivery team
  • Define KPIs to measure success and have right touchpoint to retrospect
  • Train/ facilitate and mentor distributed teams in overall agile/ lean values/ practices and specific frameworks/ methods/ way of working (Scrum, Kanban, DevOps, SAFe etc.) to ensure best in class delivery. Build next level team to support the
  • Generate client interest in solutions other than the current, proactively positions the company for additional/ added value work.
  • Represent in industry forums and speak on how Cognizant is bringing best practices in BizDevOps model
  • Coach teams through Agile ceremonies, including Iteration Planning, Daily Standup, Backlog Refinement, Iteration Demo, Retrospective, and PI Planning - transitioning responsibility to the team over time
  • Participate in proposals and create relevant content. Ensures quality estimates, leveraging past data, experience, other forms of estimation, other teams, etc.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations, operate at senior management level to help innovation and ensure the medium and long term strategic goals of the organization are achieved.
Qualifications & Experience

  • Seasoned Agile Coach with proven track record and rock solid, hands-on experience with agile/lean transformations and global delivery
  • Exposure to end-to-end software delivery, project management, enterprise architecture, DevOps toolchain and/or service management methodologies
  • Preferable good technical capabilities in any of the technology streams - Microsoft .NET, Java EE, SMAC (Social, media, Analytics and cloud) technologies
  • Large enterprise deployment experience in complex heterogeneous environments
  • Team player, applied facilitation and mentoring skills, in particular at team and individual level
  • Excellent influencing skills, in particular problem solving/troubleshooting activities
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a resilient and flexible manner
  • Fluent in both German and English language skills (written, spoken) are a pre-requisite
Preferred (but not a must-have)

  • Scrum Master and Agile Certifications (SPC, Scaled Agilist (SA), CSM, CPO, etc.)
To apply please send your Cv to Noemi.Fenyvesi@cognizant.com
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