Agile Coach, Associate Director - Digital Consulting Cognizant's Digital Business Consulting practice is seeking an Agile Coach with experience in digital transformation, as well as leading and advising clients on large and sophisticated digital programs. You will belong to a professional technology services consulting team that focuses on The Continuous Delivery Transformation (CDT). The CDT group is home to Cognizant's strategic Digital Transformation to help our customers thrive in the digital economy. Recognizing that our customers are at different points in their journey of digital transformation, Cognizant enables our Lean-Agile specialists, Product Managers to guide customers to develop innovative software solutions, Quality Engineers who can help elevate QA practices, and Enterprise DevOps coaches for scaling. We combine Lean-AgileProduct managementDevOps and have created digital transformation offerings for our customers that embrace the science of Digital technology in a world being consumed by software. This role will lead clients through their digital transformation journey and will work side by side with client leaders, product managers, and engineers, making decisions together in order to quickly deliver valuable high quality solutions to clients and their users. We are looking for agile and retrospective professionals who embrace improvement opportunities. A proven foundation in consulting is desired along with Program Management, LeanAgile, DevOps, Quality. Above all, you judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of our customers. Locations Dallas, TX Chicago, IL Phoenix, AZ New York or REMOTE You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future. Position Qualifications BSMS degree in any STEM program or MBA (or equivalent experience) Overall 12-15 years in IT Technology Consulting Strong consulting leadership and client advisory capabilities Excellent critical thinking problem solving skills Excellent communication and ability to articulate different perspectives Ability to actively listen to customers partner with leaders. Driven, Ambitious, a Passion for learning Ability to travel and work onsite with clients Experience in Agile Consulting Coaching Experience performing the Scrum Master role Experience launching of at least 3 PI's for Agile Release Trains (ART) in the SAFe Ability to define strategy, drive, operationalize large Scale Agile transformations 5 or more years doing Scrum or equivalent Agile work methodology 5 years applying Lean principles Desired Qualifications Experience performing the PO, or RTE role for several years or other Agile roles in a scaled agile implementation Technical backgroundknowledge - Typically in Software, Architecture, DevOps, Engineering function, Data Analysis, Metrics, etc. Lean - Lean Rules Principles, Lean Leadership, Kaizen Events, Value Stream Mapping, Standardization, Structured Problem Solving (A3), 5S, Leader Standard Work, Lean Startup, Lean Product Development, Lean Manufacturing Agile - Scrum, Kanban, XP, Scaling Agile, Lean PortfolioBudgeting (SAFe, ScrumScale, etc.) Tools - Solid understanding of 1 or more of the following. Jira, RallyCA, VersionOne, Azure DevOps, TFS, RTC, Jira Align, DORA, Agility Health Radar, or other relevant LeanAgile tools DevOps - Experience with TDD, BDD, building CICD pipelines for continuous delivery LI-AT1 Why Choose Cognizant It takes a lot to succeed in today's fast-paced market, and Cognizant Technology Solutions has become a leader in the industry. We love big ideas and even bigger dreams! We stand out because we put human experiences at the core. Our associates enjoy robust benefits and training opportunities from our industry-recognized, award-winning Academy team. You will have access to hundreds of technical training to keep your skillsets fresh and have opportunities to acquire certifications on the newest technologies. Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passion-for our clients, our communities, and our organization. It's the defining attribute that we look for in our people. If you love ambiguity, are energized by change, and excel through autonomy, we'd love to hear from you!
Location/Region: Dallas, TX