Senior Fellowship: Agile Coach

  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Full-time

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

As an Agile Coach, you will join the Agile Practices section within the Business Computing group. Your mission will be to coach, mentor and teach teams and individuals about Lean-Agile practices in software development. The group started its Agile transformation in 2019 and since then has implemented SCRUM, Kanban and SAFe. Now we want to move from doing Agile to being Agile.

As Agile Coach, your main functions will be:

  • Cooperate in driving a holistic Agile transformation of the delivery value chain as a member of the Lean-Agile Center of Excellence;
  • Promote an Agile mindset and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement;
  • Work with Agile teams and management to analyze current processes and design a strategy for improving in the use of Agile good practices;
  • Coach and facilitate Agile workshops for product teams, business representatives and other stakeholders on Lean-Agile practices and tools;
  • Train teams and individuals in Agile technique and frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe...);
  • Work with the Agile Community of Practice to increase the knowledge of the Lean-Agile Practices and ensure the organization is at the forefront of the industry good practices.

Qualifications

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State
  • You have a PhD, or at least 4 years’ relevant experience since the completion of your MSc (or the equivalent diploma which gives access to doctoral programmes) in Computer Science, Organizational Psychology, or in a similar relevant course, and in both cases a maximum limit of 10 years’ experience.

Essential skills and experience:

You are fluent in English.

    Desired technical skills:

    • Agile certification;
    • Good level of French;
    • SAFe relevant experience. 

    Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

    Additional Information

    CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.  In return, we offer:

    • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months. A regular fellowship duration is 24 months.
    • A stipend ranging from 7, 201 to 8,178 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
    • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
    • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
    • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

    Your future Life @CERN

    Get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at CERN: https://careers.cern/benefits and https://careers.cern/our-people

    This is how you can apply:

    Please provide the following documents to complete your application:

    • A CV;
    • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;

    We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

    All applications should reach us no later than 31 August 2021.

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