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Career area:
Information Technology
United States of America
North Carolina
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. And we go big. No, not big—huge. 

We’re a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

The Agile Transformation Coach (ATC) is a connecting fabric of Lenovo’s Cloud and Software business transformation, and key part of our software leadership team. You are metrics driven and detail oriented , and a CHANGE AGENT with a passion for coaching and supporting teams to transform their behaviors towards an Agile way of working, .while keeping up with latest Agile trends and tools, and managed complex and multi-team software products spanning multiple geographies where engineering leadership originates in PRC. The ATC is an Agile leader who is eager to take part in cultivating an environment for our teams where transparency, speed, quality, are at the forefront. The ATC is co-located with the squads and is involved daily with the Scrum team daily activities. In addition the ATC will regularly work with the engineering and product management line management to re-inforce the agile principles, and communicate the agile maturity, along with the actions to improve to the organizations key performance indicators.

We are seeking an Agile Transformation Coach that will focus on continuous improvement, management communication and reporting, scope flexibility, team collaboration and coordination, and delivering quality products. This superstar will use the highly visible ATC role to actively manage and resolve schedule and transformation issues and adjustments, and help us meet business goals.

Above all, the ATC will thrive our dynamic and innovative environments and will be exposed to many new modern software solutions, and legacy client solutions that is being managed in traditional ways and will need to be transformed by leveraging Agile/Lean management methodologies.  

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Managing schedule and transformation, and communicate progress to management

• Actively addresses schedule and transformation issues and adjustments to meet the business timelines

• Promotes and encourages collaboration and transparency with different teams, captures and manages dependencies, synchronizes schedules

• Organize and facilitate agile ceremonies/project meetings with internal and external organizational stakeholders 

• Work with Product Owners and Stakeholders to provide clear priorities that drive towards organizational goals while delivering on key KPI’s

• Work with DevOps team, Developers, Product Owners, and other key stakeholder to continue to define and improve common agile processes and practices

• Trains and coaches the Scrum teams and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices 

• Trains and coaches the teams towards becoming self-organized, and driving transparency

• Actively aid scrum teams’ productivity by identifying solutions to obstacles as they arise 

• Regularly assess squads’ agile maturity, which will drive your coaching and development approach for each squad 

• Identify and manage risks associated with projects

• Utilize agile principles to influence change  

• Provide strong influencing skills to achieve alignment up, down, and across organization

About Lenovo:

With 50,000+ employees and $43B in global sales in 160 countries, Lenovo is a #1 PC company and a global leader in innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technologies.

We are a member of the Fortune Global 500, and recently identified in Interbrand’s 100 most valuable global brands report, Lenovo is bigger and stronger than ever thanks to not only organic growth, but also due to several recent acquisitions.

Lenovo also has a diverse employee culture. We are proud to be a truly global company, as our leaders and employees come from various cultures across the globe. We view our differences as a source of strength in building a culture that helps us achieve our goals.

Position Requirements: 

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related engineering field from a four-year accredited college/university.

• Agile Certification (ACP, or PSM)

• 5 years or more organizational experience in software companies with Agile practices.

• 3 years or more experience as an Agile coach for a software development team using Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in Software, Cloud Software 

·   Agile Certification (CSM)

• Experience with JIRA and other Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, and Crucible)

• Expertise with Agile and accompanying techniques: User Centric Design, Acceptance Test Driven Design (ATDD), Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing, 

• Experience managing multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts

• Experience and skills in leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency 

• Excited to work in a rapidly changing industry.

• Ability to lead with imagination, courage, and curiosity

• Extended track record of delivering training in a manner than ensures knowledge transfer

• Experience with ATDD projects a must

• Excellent communication and people-interaction skills
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