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Principal Consultant:Agile Coach

Chennai, India

Thoughtworks is a global software consultancy with an aim to create a positive impact on the world through technology. Our community of technologists thinks disruptively to deliver pragmatic solutions for our clients' most complex challenges. We are curious minds who come together as collaborative and inclusive teams to push boundaries, free to be ourselves and make our mark in tech.

Our developers have been contributing code to major organizations and open source projects for over 25 years. They’ve also been writing books, speaking at conferences and helping push software development forward, changing companies and even industries along the way. We passionately believe that software quality is driven by open communication, review and collaboration. That’s why we’re such vehement supporters of open source and have made significant contributions to open source tools for testing, continuous delivery (GoCD), continuous integration (CruiseControl), machine learning and healthcare.

As consultants, we work with our clients to ensure we’re evolving their technology and empowering adaptive mindsets to meet their business goals. You could influence the digital strategy of a retail giant, build a bold new mobile application for a bank or redesign platforms using event sourcing and intelligent data pipelines. You will learn to use the latest Lean and Agile thinking, create pragmatic solutions to solve mission-critical problems and challenge yourself every day.

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Work with the consulting/advisory team to offer Agile transformation consulting services to various clients
  • Coach and build high performing agile teams at clients
  • Perform current state assessments and create transformation roadmaps as per client context
  • Coach and mentor agile teams on their transformation journey
  • Build skills for various roles of agile teams like Scrum Master, Product Owners, Developers via context sensitive content
  • Work hand in hand with other Agile coaches to share and build best practices for implementation and consulting services
  •  Be ready to travel across India or abroad as per specific project needs
  • Formulate and conduct trainings/workshops/learning sessions as per client needs

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 15+ years of total industry experience with strong background on software development life cycle and active role (DEV/QA/BA/DESIGNER) played in delivery projects
  •  5+ years of working experience in Agile methodologies as an Agile coach in fast-moving tech environments
  • Must have proven experience in building high performance agile teams
  • Strong experience on driving Agile transformations from design to implementation
  • Must have demonstrated track record of coaching at Teams and Program levels
  •  Be able to provide 1:1 coaching and consulting to Agile teams across their roles of Scrum Master, Product Owner, Dev Team members
  • In-depth experience of facilitating agile ceremonies and mentoring teams/individuals on agile values, design thinking, customer value, product management, etc.
  • Working knowledge and experience with prominent Agile frameworks like SCRUM, XP, Kanban, SAFe and Spotify
  • Working knowledge of user-centered design like user research,hypothesis-driven development, prototyping, usability testing
  • Foster engagement and collaboration between teams to bring technology & business together bringing the end product and customer experience at the forefront
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, problem solving & communication skills
  • Define Agile best practices and collaborate with Agile Leadership and Platform
  • Heads to continually develop and improve Agile adoption across the business
  • Train & hands-on demonstration of Agile concepts & use of artefacts such as user stories, impact maps, story maps, big visible charts, planning, estimation, governance sessions, etc.
  • Coach and mentor the team on engineering & delivery best practices including test-driven development, continuous integration, DevOps etc.
  • Develop a results based mindset by working with the Product Owners, teams,stakeholders, leaders and managers to improve performance and set business oriented success measures
  • Work with other Coaches sharing and utilizing best practices to empower the teams to become self-organizing, self-managing and highly functional
  • Provide context specific micro-learning sessions or workshops to continually build skills across the roles


Thanks for your interest in joining Thoughtworks. A member of our Recruiting team will review your application as soon as possible. 


In the meantime, check out our Consultant Life page to learn more about the extraordinary impact Thoughtworkers make on clients, the tech industry and each other. 


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