SAFe coach

Category: Project Management
City: London, England - London, United Kingdom
Position ID: J0719-0385
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description

These are exciting times for CGI. It’s a great time to join the team – we are changing the way we look, behave, and do business. As a result we're looking for talented SAFe coaches in London who can help deliver these new and innovative projects.

What are we looking for from you? You will be someone who already makes a difference – we will give you the freedom and responsibility to do so even more. You will already know how to help scaled Agile teams deliver great services, and you will help shape our culture. And of course, you will be part of a fast-growing, pioneering working environment as we expand our capability to meet the increasing demand from our clients.

Your future duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for leading, coaching and motivating scaled Agile teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in line with programme standards. You will be responsible for delivering continuous improvement using SAFe methods in a fast-paced environment.

In performing the role, you will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience of SAFe tools and techniques to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects, with the appropriate level of planning and providing the right balance of Agility, predictability and pragmatism.

Your background in having served as a senior Scrum Master or Agile coach in multiple successful SAFe projects will ensure that you are capable of leading continuous improvement and quality, typically to deliver a specific product or transformation via multi-disciplinary, highly skilled teams. You will help define delivery needs and enable resource to be appropriately allocated. You will be core to decisions that build high performing teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

•SAFe Program Consultant – (SPC4 or SPCT)
•Must have experience working with multiple clients establishing Release Trains, mentoring Portfolio, program and product teams.
•Understands how to work in a bimodal and distributed environment using SAFe.
•Experience in enabling or establishing Innovation practices
•Strong problem solving skills with deep experience of various Agile tools and techniques
•Experienced in building and executing transformation strategies.
•Scrum Coach – Secondary experience required; master very desirable:
•Must be able to explain, facilitate assess and improve the practices and ceremonies commonly associated with SAFe and Scrum methods, which includes essential backlog & requirements management, development and testing practices in addition to the minimum specified in the Scrum Guide.
•Kanban Coach – Experience required; master very desirable
•Client-facing skills; a capable and confident facilitator
•Must be able to explain, facilitate, assess and improve the practices and ceremonies commonly associated with the Kanban method, which includes value stream analysis, backlog management, stop-the-line event management and performance tuning in addition to basic Kanban board and work-in-progress management.
•Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of Agile principles and practices.
•Experience of working in a continuous integration and continuous delivery environment, including setup and refinement of DevOps capability
•Strong experience of using coaching to improve the performance of scaled Agile delivery teams
•Experience of BDD (Behaviour-driven development), TDD (Test-driven development), MoSCoW, User Stories, Story Points, WSJF

What you can expect from us

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Learn more about CGI at www.cgi.com.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer.