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PwC Agile Coach, Senior Associate in Boston, Massachusetts

Specialty/Competency: Functional & Industry Technologies

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 60%

A career within Functional and Industry Technologies services will provide you with the opportunity to build secure and new digital experiences for customers, employees, and suppliers. We focus on improving apps or developing new apps for traditional and mobile devices as well as conducting usability testing to find ways to improve our clients’ user experience.

Our team helps clients transform their business through enabling technologies across marketing, finance and operations in the functional areas such as Maximo and PowerPlant.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

4 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Management, Management Information Systems, Information Technology

Certification(s) Preferred :

Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP), or American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates a thorough level of abilities with, and/or a proven record of success as both an individual contributor and team member, identifying and addressing client needs by:

  • Teaching & coaching clients and team members in becoming effective scrum masters, product owners and agile team members;

  • Leading as an Agile Coach on various types of projects, such as large scale transformations (ERP, HCM, CRM, etc.);

  • Facilitating preparation & readiness for ART & team-related Agile ceremonies (PI Planning, Stand-Ups, Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospectives, System Demos, Inspect & Adapt, etc.) while maintaining all artifacts (Product Backlogs, Decisions, Blockers, etc.);

  • Challenging, coaching, and guiding an organization using Agile & lean principles, and experimenting with processes & tools that encourage continuous improvement;

  • Facilitating an ART and a team’s progress toward team goals, continuously engaging in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, & velocity;

  • Creating metrics to provide relevant feedback on velocity, quality, & the overall impact of efforts;

  • Supporting Product Managers & Product Owners in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope;

  • Eliminating impediments and actively addressing issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Iteration;

  • Escalating as needed when blocking issues are beyond a team’s authority or require support from other teams; and,

  • Fostering a collaborative team environment through coaching & leading appropriately.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success as a Product Owner/Product Manager by:

  • Fostering at least 3-5 years of experience in a similar position as an Agile Coach or Scrum Master in a SAFe organization;

  • Demonstrating experience with Lean-Agile principles, metrics, and technology and/or experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Lean Thinking, Lean Six Sigma;

  • Enabling teams to self-organize, self-manage, and deliver via effective lean-Agile practices;

  • Demonstrating situational awareness of when to listen & when to be assertive, thinking beyond day-to-day activities and the application of systems thinking;

  • Demonstrating ability to balance data with understanding of upstream/downstream dependencies during decision making;

  • Developing verbal & written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills;

  • Demonstrating ability to drive work to conclusion without monitoring and/or intervention; and,

  • Specializing in Agile management tools (e.g. Jira, Azure DevOps (ADO), Rally etc.).

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisoryseniorassociate.

For positions in New York City, visit the following link for pay range information: https://pwc.to/payrange-a-advisoryseniorassociate

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