Agile Coach

Category:  Digital & IT
Location: 

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

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Would you like to join a group of Agile Coaches, and be a member of an inspiring and ambitious work environment, where advanced use of IT and teamwork is key?

If so, then read on!

The team waiting for you
You will be part of Agile Deliveries in Development Data, Digital and IT and will work in Søborg, Denmark. We are a dedicated team of around 150 people in Denmark and 75 in India, responsible for the development & implementation, support & maintenance and operation of IT solutions for the Development area (R&D) in Novo Nordisk. 
 
In the department, you will join a group of 5 Agile Coaches. Knowledge sharing with peers and learning is an integral part of the job, and you will be able to build on our collective experience in your own development as well as in developing the agile delivery engines, in the form of agile release trains, team-of-teams or stand-alone agile teams and its members. 

Every day, our thousands of digital experts work in all areas of technology. We navigate the tech spectrum, from front-end to back-end, from artificial intelligence to machine learning, and from cloud systems to quantum computing. We push boundaries and make a tangible impact on lives across the globe. How we do this? Go explore at TechLife at NovoNordisk
 
The position
As Agile Coach, you will become a key member of our Lean Agile Centre of Excellence (LACE) and join one of our the agile delivery engines, setting direction for our agile transformation and being responsible for initiatives in and across our agile deliveries.
 
In this role, your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Collaborate with the RTE, PM and SA to drive the relentless improvement in the agile delivery engine
  • Work with coaching of agile teams as well as on individual level with coaching of e.g. Scrum Masters and Product Owners to help them spot and react on improvement areas
  • Apply skills transfer techniques including one to one and group training and coaching
  • Promote an agile culture, being a positive role model while remaining pragmatic
  • Act as catalyst for change across our agile delivery engines and agile teams
  • As part of LACE, drive initiatives to bring Novo Nordisk Development to the next level of agile deliveries
  • Collaborate with the digital organization in IT and business to work efficiently with portfolio management
  • Coach and advise stakeholders in agile organizational structures and agile ways of working
  • Ensure commitment to and understanding of agile ways of working at all levels 

 
An important part of your job is also to share learnings and knowledge as basis for on-going development and implementation of best practices. In general, you can expect to work closely with your coach colleagues in LACE in driving agile ways of working and in ensuring alignment and collaboration across the organization.
  
Candidate profile
To be successful in this role, we expect you to have most of, if not all, of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science or similar related field
  • Agile Coach certificate and/or proven track record of hands-on experience in coaching agile teams, preferably in a scaled agile operating model (SAFe)
  • Knowledge of how to implement CI and DevOps and of the different technologies and the impact they have on the work the agile delivery engine does
  • Portfolio management; understanding of how to transform strategic themes into epics and the role of LPM to coach relevant stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of efficient use of Azure DevOps: how to link user stories, features, business objectives, epics etc. as well as how to set up workflows, metrics, dashboards, backlogs and roadmaps

 

We expect you to engage with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization and actively drive cross-collaborative initiatives and build communities. You are skilled in adjusting your communication to meet people where they are, and feeling confident dealing also with difficult subjects


As a person, we are looking for someone who is passionate about agile ways of working and driving transformation; you get energized from working with people in a fast-moving environment and with a high level of empowerment. You like to challenge the status quo and inspire the people in the team to continuously improve. You are a team player who takes responsibility and ensures an excellent collaboration with the agile delivery engine, the agile teams, LACE colleagues and our business stakeholders.
 
Working at Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company headquartered in Denmark. For 100 years, we have been driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. As a result, our treatments today benefit millions of people living with diabetes, obesity, and rare blood and endocrine diseases. We are proud of that.
 
We are proud of our people too, and we employ more than 57,000 bright and diverse minds in 80 offices worldwide. With us, your bright mind and commitment help us change lives for people worldwide. In exchange, we offer you a seat in a rewarding and purpose-driven culture where your professional and personal development is highly valued. 
 
Any questions?
For further information, please contact our Agile Transformation Lead, Signe Ryberg
sryq@novonordisk.com or Vice President of Agile Deliveries, Pil Elisabeth Arnild Mortensen at +45 3079 0635
 
Deadline
21 April 2024

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

 

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

 

At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.