Agile Transformation Coach at Thoughtworks

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Thoughtworks is a global software consultancy with an aim to create a positive impact on the world through technology. Our community of technologists thinks disruptively to deliver pragmatic solutions for our clients' most complex challenges. We are curious minds who come together as collaborative and inclusive teams to push boundaries, free to be ourselves and make our mark in tech.

As consultants, we work with our clients to ensure we’re evolving their technology and empowering adaptive mindsets to meet their business goals. You could influence the digital strategy of a retail giant, build a bold new mobile application for a bank or redesign platforms using event sourcing and intelligent data pipelines. You will learn to use the latest Lean and Agile thinking, create pragmatic solutions to solve mission-critical problems and challenge yourself every day. 

The Enterprise Modernization, Platform, and Cloud (EMPC) Service Line is looking to add an Agile Transformation Coach to it’s line up of amazing technologists. This person will tap into their coaching, training, and thought leadership expertise to lead our client's Agile Transformation initiative. 

We’re looking for someone who can be innovative in planning and executing transformation programs, and can drive to business outcomes based on objectives without much guidance. This person is passionate about transforming software delivery organizations leveraging Agile, Lean and other modern software best practices.

You’ll spend your time on the following:

  • Assess the client environment, including but not limited to; software development and delivery capabilities, pains/gaps, and priorities.
  • Work with our clients to develop the vision, roadmap and plan for the Agile Transformation initiative.
  • Provide coaching and training to teams/programs in Agile/Scrum, SAFe, Kanban, and Lean in a scaled environment.
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance to the client's transformation team on organizational change management (OCM).
  • Provide guidance on development of Agile CoE(Process Framework, Collaboration tooling, Enablement, Development Infrastructure) 
  • Work with the client’s PMO to understand the means by which Agile projects can satisfy governance requirements.
  • Partner with Delivery Coach(es) to ensure the creation and execution of the Vision and Roadmap will enable the engagement to meet the customer goals.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to our client(s)
  • Responsible for managing and evaluating Delivery Coach(es) performance and addressing performance issues

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 12+ years of experience in software development/delivery with working knowledge of various processes/methods and tools.
  • 5+ years of Project/Program Management and Agile coaching experience
  • Hands on experience with a range of agile methods (Scrum, XP, Kanban) within multiple environments/organizations.
  • Experience in OCM (Organization Change Management) frameworks like Kotter.
  • Experience in leading CoE (Center of Enablement) and CoP (Community of Practice) 
  • Strong leadership qualities and organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles
  • Excellent negotiation, relationship building, collaboration and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience working with distributed teams across multiple time zones and achieving results with off-shore teams.
A few important things to know:While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required for this role at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.
 

Not quite ready to apply? Or maybe this isn’t the right role for you? That’s OK, you can stay in touch with AccessThoughtworks, our learning community (click "contact me about recruitment opportunities" to hear about jobs in the future).

It is the policy of Thoughtworks, Inc. to provide a work environment free of discrimination. The Company will take affirmative action to ensure applicants and Thoughtworks employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, ethnic origin, veteran or military status, family or marital status, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. This also includes individuals who are perceived to have any of the aforementioned attributes. Thoughtworks will adhere to all federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations governing employment.

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Location

Across from Chicago's iconic Millennium Park, our office offers indescribable lake views and access to some of the city's greatest attractions.

What are Thoughtworks Perks + Benefits

Thoughtworks Benefits Overview

Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee-led and driven groups created as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily sync
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have the power to create transformative social change.
Unconscious bias training
An interactive session where participants will learn what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, how to spot it, and how it can have an impact in the workplace.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Communities of passionate individuals committed to growing diversity, equity and inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We strive to be equitable, reflective, and inclusive of the society we live in. Home to all: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background or identity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Behavioral Health Program is a free, confidential service to all employees to help with everything from mindfulness and managing stress to planning your new home purchase.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401K with Employer Match up to $4500/Year. Roth (post-tax) and Traditional (pre-tax) options available.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
All permanent employees are granted Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs) upon their hire date.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
$100/year for parenting classes
Generous Parental Leave
Birth mothers are eligible for twelve (12) weeks. Birth fathers, adoptive parents or parent through surrogacy are eligible for (6) weeks.
Remote Work Program
While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Generous Vacation Accrual Beginning Day 1 with Year-Over-Year Rollover
Sabbatical
12 week paid sabbatical after 10 years of employment
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
7 personal/sick days per year
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1650/year to support your unique career development needs
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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