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Agile Coach

Job Location: Utrecht

Regional Description: Netherlands

Job Number: 00226219


- Job description

Agile Coach 

Are you the agile advocate we are looking for?

Accenture Infrastructure Services is looking for enthusiasts that truly believe in the agile Principles and that are determined to challenge and coach organizations/teams into delivering the agile principles and make the transition to experience its benefits.

In the role of Agile Coach, you are the agile expert, and in the lead to help clients adopt and improve agile at project or enterprise level. You will help organizations in transforming waterfall driven programs towards an Agile/Scrum driven setup and manage corporate wide Agile software engineering support across the customer organization. 

Job description

As an Agile Coach, you will be a trusted advisor to Senior Management in how to setup, mature and scaled Agile setup making use of different Agile scaling frameworks. Next to this you are driven to empower teams to collaborate and make effective decisions promoting adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery and continuous improvement. You will educate colleagues and clients of all different levels on the agile principles. 

What does this mean for your career:

  • You will apply your Agile and Scrum experiences in the field of Infrastructure Services programs and projects
  • Working on the edge of business and IT
  • Interesting and innovative work activities at mainly multinational clients in different industries potentially all around the world
  • Possibility for fast professional and career growth, you grow as fast as your capabilities allow 
  • Competitive compensation benefits, we do recognize top performers 
  • International and multicultural environment, in which you will improve also your cross-cultural and language skills


Develop Agile Adoption Strategy, Implement Agile Methodology, Educate Colleagues and Mentor Teams

  • You are responsible for designing a strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile.
  • Defining a maturity roadmap with the customer to get an existing Agile setup to a higher maturity level by facilitating continuous improvement.
  • Helping customers in understanding and formalizing the business value of the business requirements and facilitate in the prioritization.
  • Investigate required changes in an organization to start using Agile across business and IT teams or a mix of those.
  • Implement Agile processes, principles and practices across all levels and departments in an organization. The Agile Coach must use techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation.
  • Organize Scrum team training sessions, retrospective workshops, Lean software development workshops for (infrastructure) teams. 
  • The Agile Coach must embody the Agile principles and lead by example.
  • Coach business and IT people in using Agile techniques like story mapping, using a portfolio wall, scrum ceremonies, estimating
  • Guide teams into the Agile methodology, providing feedback and means of improvement, catalyzing organizational growth and answering questions.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about:

  • Agile, Lean, SCRUM, SAFE and DevOps  



  • Minimally a completed Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferably in the areas of Engineering, Computer Science, or any other related fields
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in implementing agile techniques in different settings varying from size and complexity.
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment 
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment  
  • Proven coaching skills: e.g. communication, listening, intervention, empathy
  • Experienced in providing objective guidance, without personal/political considerations Not afraid to raise issues and continuously drive behavioral change.
  • Capable of convincing management, developers and business users.
  • Experience with scaled Agile frameworks like Safe, LeSS, Nexus is a plus.
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)
  • Scaled Agile framework (SA) certification, SPC certification is a plus. 
  • Having knowledge of processes in the area’s of ITIL, Lean Six Sigma, Safe, Technical Project Management and Service Management is a plus.

Place in the organization

You will be part of the Accenture Infrastructure Services practice within Accenture Operations; a global consulting, technology services and outsourcing group within Accenture. You work at clients across all our industries: Products, Communications, Media, & Technology, Health & Public Services, Resources or Financial Services. 

At Accenture, over 370.000 people in more than 120 countries work in the Accenture Way. The Accenture Way is how we do things, how we innovate, collaborate, operate and deliver value. It’s how we interact with our clients—and each other. From giving back to the communities where we work and live, to inspiring our people, to serving our clients and creating value for our shareholders—in everything we do, we deliver High Performance. 

We offer

A work environment with a focus on your personal development. You work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. Within Accenture, we offer our employees a lot of learning opportunities in the area of capability and personal development.  You’ll be attending training at international locations together with colleagues from various countries.

Moreover, you have the opportunity to contribute with your expertise to our Corporate Citizenship Program. 

Accenture offers excellent employee benefits, including:

  • A permanent contract; 
  • 13th month and holiday pay which you can manage in a flexible benefits tool; 
  • Appealing bonus program; 
  • Good transport arrangement (e.g. (electric) lease car); 
  • Pension scheme set up on your personal situation; 
  • Laptop and smartphone; 
  • Expense allowance; 
  • Discount on Accenture shares. 


Then we would be eager to get to know you. Apply directly online through the button ´solliciteer online´ and send us your cv and motivation letter. For more information about this vacancy you can contact Zhané Van Limburg (Recruiter) at

An assessment may be a part of the selection procedure.

About Accenture

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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