Agile Coach/Project Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location Bengaluru, India
1d ago

Job Title : Agile Coach / IT Project Manager

Job Location - Bangalore

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation.

As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $24 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location / Division Specific Information

Community of Practice (COP) team is part of corporate IT function under Enterprise Technology Organization (ETO) . COP Team is responsible for Agile Transformation, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Quality and Continuous Process Improvement for Thermo Fisher Scientific

How will you make an impact?

We are seeking an experienced program management professional to drive delivery of innovative solutions in a industry leader Life Sciences company committed to making the world a Healthier and Safer Place.

This highly visible role will serve as Program Manager and Agile coach for 4-5 scrum teams. As a servant leader, you will facilitate Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) events and processes, accelerate value delivery, and collaborate across Scrum teams, communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk and drive relentless execution.

What will you do?

  • Provide thought leadership on Agile best practices, at scale, for assigned products and programs
  • Coach scrum teams in agile values and best practices, teams of teams in multi-sprint big room planning, engineering craftsmanship best practices and enabling delivery at scale across multiple teams
  • Contribute to development of Thermo Fisher’s unified agile development methodology, through alignment with product and technology stakeholders
  • Deliver needed agile training to align our teams around a common language and methodology for Thermo Fisher.
  • Participate in creation of Agile coaching strategy, creating a common approach that would help our teams delivery with improved effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Partner with product and engineering leaders from assigned Product Lines to enable them as impediment removers for our teams.
  • Lead communities of practice to enable craftmanship for product owners, development engineers, quality, scrum masters and agile program managers.
  • Be the influencer to help transform Thermo Fisher into a self learning and continuously improving organization.
  • Supports the creation of a culture that empowers self-organizing teams, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, quality, and speed to market.
  • You will ensure effective execution across Scrum teams aligned to an Agile Release Train (ART) to ensure high-quality business value is delivered, managing the flow of value through the ART.
  • You will execute Train-wide processes using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) including : Facilitating Program Increment Planning readiness in partnership with Product Management and ArchitectureFacilitating the Program Increment Planning event, Inspect & Adapt workshops, PI System Demo
  • You will track execution and publish PI Objectives / Team progress for visibility and transparency
  • You will track execution and publish progress of features and capabilities for visibility and transparency
  • Master's degree in computer science engineering from an accredited university (desired not required)
  • Bachelor’s degree with major in computer science engineering (or equivalent) from an accredited university (preferred) will substitute for minimum 5 years’ professional IT experience.
  • PMI-ACP, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified SAFE
  • 8+ years of agile coaching and program management experience, at scrum team, team of teams and leadership levels.
  • Experience and active participation in 2+ agile transformations, with demonstrable results
  • Communication and change management expertise spanning software developers to senior executives
  • Able to partner with a world-class agile coaching team
  • Skilled in the development of agile metrics to incentivize best practice behaviors at all levels of the organization
  • Well respected leader in agile community
  • Experience in product management or engineering development, and leadership of product development teams
  • Agile Coach, Mentor, Program Management / Scaled Agile Framework experience in an organization with primary revenue streams derived from software product development and sales.
  • A servant leader and strong communicator who can : Listen and support teams in problem-identification and decision makingEncourage an environment that values mutual respect, openness, and couragePersuade by influence rather than authorityThink beyond day-to-day activitiesSupport teams’ commitments, personal development, and continuous growthEmpower teams to be owners of their products and processesCommunicate with all levels of the organization, from individual contributors to leadership
  • Have SAFe certifications, ideally SAFe RTE or SAFe SPC
  • Tool &

  • People-oriented enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable / flexible enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous / Independent enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strategic Thinking - Think big picture. Set priorities aligned with major goals. Encourage innovation by backing good people who take smart risks.
  • Critical Thinking - Question conventional wisdom by identifying and challenging assumptions made that cause actions or inaction.
  • Strive to inject independent thinking, checking biases, promotes action and decision-making.

  • Communication - communicate effectively in the way reach audiences with ease, clarity, and transparency : one-to-one, small group, full staff, email, social media, and of course, listening.
  • Provide organizational support for relationship development to foster teamwork, build relationships, and promote collaboration to cultivate and strengthen a network for the exchange of ideas
  • Problem-solving (analytical)
  • At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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