SAP ESSA Agile Coach

Job Description

Auto req ID: 210298BR

Job Description

Main Purpose

  • Act as a trusted advisor and guide within the organization and Agile teams through the Agile transformation, particularly in Agile software development mindsets, practices, and tools

  • Work within the Agile Community of Practice to improve the processes

  • Ensure successful adoption of Scaled Agile for Enterprise (SAFe®) within teams without risking the project delivery

  • Work closely with Agile Team members, Program Team members, and Leadership to plan and deliver training and coaching

  • Lead workshops & training sessions to educate individuals on Agile values, principles, and practices, in particular SAFe®,

  • Collaborate with teams to set clear outcomes and ways to get there with the best of agile practices

  • Empower Scrum Masters and Product Owners to enable flow of information, especially high priority items, with team members & stakeholders

  • Provide relevant modelling and examples for people to emulate

  • Engage with other Agile coaches and PLACE for continuous improvement and ongoing learning, and to identify broader organizational needs

  • work closely with the Agile team members (Product owner, Scrum master, Team members) , program teams members, and leadership to plan and deliver training, coaching & mentoring support


  • Dotted-line member Program Leadership Teams supported, including Enterprise First – Consult / Execute / Inform

  • Ensure consistency in Agile delivery practices with IT PepsiCo Lean-Agile Center of Excellence – Decide / Execute

  • Set up the ways of working and governance with the different projects/workstreams that integrate the Program and across the broad group of stakeholders that are part of it – Execute

Collaborate with all Agile Teams in relevant Agile ceremonies, including Program Increment Planning and Inspect and Adapt sessions to provide coaching and training – Consult / Execute


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related; combination of relevant education and experience will be considered

  • Extensive experience in relation to IT, technology/software organizations

  • Experience working in an Agile environment and experience with Agile development methodologies (i.e. Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean, etc.)

  • Experience in delivering Agile training and coaching in a transforming organization

  • Experience in SAFe®

  • SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) or SAFe® Program Consultant and Trainer (SPCT) preferred; PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) considered

Required comptency

  • Negotiation skills

  • Effective communication and listening skills

  • Excellent conflict management skills

  • Strong influencing, facilitating, and leadership skills

  • Customer focus and satisfaction

  • Innovative Thinking

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes in timelines and sequences

  • Adaptability and flexibility including ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change

  • Experience in working in an international environment

  • Experience in working in virtual teams

  • Vendor Management skills


Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular