18 days ago

Agile Coach

Cognizant Technology Solutions AG

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Agile Coach

Agile Coach

6 months fixed term contract with possible extension

Banking and Financial Services - Wealth Management, Private Banking  

Location: Zürich


Summary of the open position


An Agile strategist, and partner; that is capable of rolling out Agile adoptions and transformations, helping our client (PMs and IT teams) transform the way projects are executed in agile way making agile as way of "project life". Our c lient is in early stages of being Agile, but has an ambitious target to move quickly towards it as some of the projects that moved to Agile show promising results. 

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 transformation

  • 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.