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Agile Coach

Cognizant Technology Solutions AG

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Agile Coach

Agile Coach

6 months fixed term contract with possible extension

Location: Zürich


Summary of the open position


An Agile strategist, and partner; that is capable of rolling out Agile adoptions and transformations


Your experience:

·         You have program level experience with a deep understanding of Information Technology-led and product-led Agile efforts

·         You are able to structure and lead application level and portfolio activities

·         You provide leadership across programs, mentoring and coaching to teams, programs, portfolios and executives

·         You have Business Development experience; being able to drive strategic RFIs / RFPs and orals processes. 

·         You have deep passion about technology, and ability to drive complex transformations

·         You are experienced in  implementing Agile methodologies from the ground up; and from the top down able to interact comfortable across C-Level, program managers; and down to delivery teams.

·         You are able to coach multiple teams in the principles of Agile, the practices of Scrum & Kanban; and across different scaling Agile frameworks; including SAFe / DaD / LeSS / Pods

·         Supporting Scrum, Kanban and Agile projects

·         You also have Project Management experience; managing multiple features teams of technical and product resources

·         During your professional career you have worked in larger companies with distributed delivery models.


  • You have experience in customer facing roles

  • Strong persuasive communication & presentation skills to effectively interact with clients, including pre-sales and post-sales implementation

  • Consulting/Client Interface experience - must have external client/customer consulting experience.

  • Experience in creating and tailoring Agile processes based on customer need, keeping the processes always aligned to the Agile Manifesto.

  • Experience in training teams on Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, RAD and scaling frameworks)

  • Experience in conducting role-based Agile training including Scrum Masters, Product Owners,  Developer, Tester, Architects, Program Managers / PMO, and Executives

  • Experience transitioning a large programs to Agile without disrupting current projects and initiatives

  • Self-starter with Consultant mindset with ability of guiding our client

  • Competency in project estimation techniques and experience creating/reviewing SOW's

  • Leverage consulting opportunities to drive downstream revenues 


·         Certified SCRUM Master required

Preferred certifications:

  ·         Scrum Professional

·         SAFe certification

·         LeanKanban certification

·         Coach certification

·         Project Management certification

·         Bachelor of Science/Administration degree, advanced degree


Our typical recruitment process involves 3-4 phone/video interviews (technical and business related topics) and 2 face to face interviews in Zürich- we reimburse the cost of your travel. This process can be flexible based on the project needs.


Please visit our career site for more information on our company: http://cognizantcareers.eu/ch_en


Meet Oliver sharing his career journey at Cognizant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfnZBNrQwJ4


To apply please send your CV to Rania.Tissegouine@cognizant.com

Please note that we only accept job applications from EU or Swiss nationals, who are eligible to work in Switzerland.