Director, Agile Evangelist and Leader

London, UK

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Director, Agile Evangelist and Leader
for our London office to make the team even stronger.

With over twenty years’ experience of crafting market leading software, our business has been rapidly evolving and is now a global player in solving business challenges and developing tailor made cutting edge solutions. These challenges require a dynamic and highly skilled workforce imagining, designing, engineering, and delivering software, through to business consulting services & customer experiences, which are changing the world around us.

We are looking for an Agile Evangelist and Leader to join EPAM in London and drive the company-wide agile transformation strategy through to maturity. This is a Director level role and great opportunity to join a highly entrepreneurial company and lead from the front with good opportunities to travel as part of the role.

You will be responsible to set-up and develop Agile competency for Europe, working alongside globally renowned and award-wining design, development and technology teams who are passionate about what they do and how they do it. You will also play a key role building strong business and technology relationships, taking a ‘hands on’ approach to define and deliver a culture of continuous improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Help at a Senior Leadership/Enterprise level on generating options and setting up useful metrics to measure success and trigger the positive behavior as well as influence the culture change;
  • Act as a trustworthy adviser for different CxO leaders across EPAM in the UK with a potential wider European remit;
  • Bring consistency to the EPAM’s agile practices and mentor staff in process changes throughout the organisation;
  • Focus on understanding the core challenges that impedes work flow and will instill techniques to overcome impediments and improve overall value and delivery to our customers;
  • Develop agile teams, programs, and an agile portfolio to deliver on Enterprise vision and initiatives;
  • Teach/Mentor/Coach all levels of the organisation on agile principles, practices, roles, artifacts and ceremonies in an agile environment;
  • Coach Executives and leadership on lean and agile principals and “work management” techniques;
  • Work with the leadership team to define agile adoption measurements and evaluate the organization on a regular basis;
  • Develop/identify right-fit curriculum, classes, workshop, sharing events appropriate per audience and lead the company’s agile Community of Practice;
  • Be a change agent and identify impactful change opportunities towards achieving agility by providing guidance on solutions at the executive level;
  • Apply a change management mindset and a structured approach to manage areas of sensitivity or resistance;
  • Continue to learn and implement industry best practices from the agile community, vet and manage outside agile consulting engagements as needed;
  • Communicate directly and independently with customers and have an ability to design, create, emulate and reinforce agile principles on management and leaders on client's organizations;
  • Understand, actively influence and enhance technical practices including different IT areas (development, data, infrastructure, etc.).

Requirements

  • Solid experience in an Agile Leadership role in a large matrixed organisation;
  • Notable track record of Agile consulting and Advisory;
  • Track record of contribution to Agile forums, public speaking, events;
  • Hands-on experience in Scaled Agile Framework and Spotify. Certification desirable;
  • Ideally you will come from a Consultancy background with strong appreciation of developing and enhancing client relationships and implementing Agile best practice;
  • Experience leading a large-scale agile transformation in an enterprise ecosystem;
  • Adept and working closely with and influencing senior business/technology managers;
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills.

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