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Sr. Agile Consultant

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00517800

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- Job description

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

 

People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.

Business & Technology Integration professionals advise upon, design, develop and/or deliver technology solutions that support best practice business changes

 

As an Agile Program/Enterprise Coach, you provide guidance, mentoring, and coaching to ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Managers, Executives, and other Agile transformation stakeholders. You’ll bring to bear your experience advising organizations, leading by example and challenging the status quo to promote an environment and culture of continuous improvement, experimentation, and innovation. Your excellent listening, facilitation and conflict-resolution skills will help organizations achieve their targeted business benefits and outcomes. At Accenture/SolutionsIQ you will find a community of like-minded individuals with a passion for Agile, Lean, XP, Kanban and any approach that brings out the best in individuals and teams.

 

Key Responsibilities:

·         Act as a trusted advisor to organizations when guiding them through their Lean/Agile transformation, including the use of scaling frameworks and able to help organizations identify their value stream(s). 

·         Work with senior leaders to define strategies and roadmaps for transitioning to Lean/Agile practices.

·         Lead the coaching activities across one-to-many functional areas.Lead workshops & training sessions to educate individuals on Agile values, principles, and practices.

·         Mentor and pair with change agents within client organizations on becoming true Lean/Agile champions and creating a sustaining Agile capabilities.

·         Coach and mentor peers Accenture/SolutionsIQ team on influencing organizational change and removing transformational impediments. 

·         Support sales based activities through participation in proposal creation/presentation and on-site visits to perspective clients.

·         Proactively collaborate with Accenture/SolutionsIQ staff working on your engagement to ensure alignment in the approach for achieving customer satisfaction.

·         Support the internal SolutionsIQ/Accenture Product Development team on refining products and services offered to clients.

·         Provide feedback and ideas to Accenture/SolutionsIQ operations and leadership on opportunities for improving our organization.

Basic Qualifications:

 

ü  Minimum of 7 years of core Agile experience

ü  Minimum of 5 years Agile coaching experience

ü  Minimum of 3 years external enterprise/program Agile consulting experience

ü  This role requires 80-100% travel

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

ü  Bachelor’s Degree or a combination of relevant education and experience

ü  Leadership: Building a sense of community among all coaches assigned to the engagement

o   Cultivate shared understanding of customer needs and lead the team to exceed customer expectations.

o   Sense the needs of the team and support them with the tools and resources needed to be effective as well as engaged and confident team members

ü  You are a genius at pragmatic problem-solving, resolving interpersonal conflicts, and overall helping groups of people communicate effectively.

ü  Once you have a clear understanding of the objective, your proactive and empowering nature make others want to follow your lead.

ü  You know when to step in and lead as needed, but are also comfortable stepping back and letting the team determine the best course of action.

ü  Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and/or any other popular Agile practices and frameworks (e.g. Lean, Kanban, eXtreme Programming).

ü  Technical acumen and understanding of Agile technical practices and how they operate within an Agile organization (CI, CD, XP, TDD, etc.).

ü  High energy and can inspire change at all levels

ü  Experience in solution selling and shaping consulting engagement early in the sales cycle.

 

 

Our commitment to you

 

With over 400,000 employees and clients in 120 countries, we offer infinite opportunities to progress as fast and as far as you want to go. Training, development and CPD is highly personalized, combining multidisciplinary digital resources, on-the-job experience and education programs. So, you can upskill rapidly, continuously improve your expertise and stay ahead of the curve. In addition, we offer an attractive rewards and benefits package. And, as part of an ethical organization that actively engages corporate citizenship, you can apply your specialist skills to make a difference and help change the way people work and live.

 

Statutory information

 

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status). If you are currently employed by an Accenture client or affiliated Accenture business, you may not be eligible for consideration. Accenture is a Federal contractor and EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of females, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

You will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

 

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

 

Certified ScrumMaster®, Certified Scrum Product Owner®, and Certified Scrum Professiona® are registered trademarks of Scrum Alliance, Inc.

 

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a registered trademark of Scaled Agile, Inc.

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