Cummins Inc. Agile Coach - Principal in Columbus, Indiana

Agile Coach - Principal

Description

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right.

Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, Indiana for an Agile Coach - Principal. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

Provides application or infrastructure technical expertise, analysis and specifications for IT systems to meet business requirements in accordance with IT architecture policies and standards; translate requirements into technical specifications, create detailed solution design, coordinate construction, installation, configuration and testing of IT systems; and identifies, troubleshoots and resolves system technical issues.

Creates and manages life cycle of technical specifications from which programs and configurations will be applied to create the application, infrastructure or complete solution.

Assists in technical analysis of potential solutions including evaluating the technical fit and viability of commercial-of-the-shelf products versus custom built solution.

Delivers solution adhering to standards and leveraging re-use of components.

Creates high level and detail design of infrastructure OR applications, interfaces, conversions, extensions, reports, and workflows while meeting architecture, security, performance, scalability, and maintainability requirements.

Assists technical and infrastructure groups in understanding the solution design and specifications.

Works closely with IT technical service providers to ensure outsourced work packages are delivered to specifications, meeting key parameters of quality, schedule, cost, security, performance, and scalability.

Conducts or participates in formal design reviews and code reviews (where applicable) to ensure the detailed design specifications have been understood and coding standards have been adhered to by the development team(s).

Seeks appropriate opportunities to promote re-usability of component designs to reduce costs and shorten time to deliver solutions.

Proactively seeks opportunities to enhance efficiency in the build and deploy processes, leveraging automation where possible.

Assists in the test strategy and execution of master test plan.

Participates in the creation of standards, processes, procedures, and guidelines for the IT design and development community as well work instructions or ‘runbooks’ used for end-user support.

Analyzes and revises existing systems and documentation to identify remediation or improvements in the application or infrastructure solution.

Provides level 3 support for critical non-routine issues.

Coaches less experienced team members on technical matters.

Qualifications

Skills and Experience Required:

Skills

System Prototyping - Able to conduct an early sample, model, or pre-release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.

Requirements Analysis - Describes how business analysts prioritize and progressively elaborate stakeholder and solution requirements in order to enable the project team to implement a solution that will meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and stakeholders.

Solution Assessment & Validation - The ability to understand and assess proposed solutions in order to determine how closely they meet requirements and if they will deliver the desired business outcomes. The ability to understand the organization, and its readiness, to determine what is necessary to transition to the solution.

Solution Design - The activities involved in conceptualizing, defining, architecting, and ultimately designing complex systems.

Solution Construction - Ability to select desired options to make a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, applications, or IT systems function to user specifications. To build a particular application or system for use in a specific way.

Troubleshooting - Able to diagnose and problem solve issues with computer hardware or software components with little or no direction. May require ability to install, configure, or disposition of server or client pc infrastructure and application issues.

Relationship Management - Creates relationships with new acquaintances quickly and confidently; works to build trust and partner with stakeholders; successfully manages both internal and external relationships (e.g., vendor relationships); is comfortable in a challenger role that, at times, requires building constructive tension in interactions.

Influence - Applies different approaches to convince others to change their opinion or plan, and wins support from others for ideas; is able to build support with peers without direct lines of reporting across a matrix organization.

Decision Making - Considers the relative benefits and costs of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one; acts decisively and swiftly; identifies problems and drives toward solutions; takes on responsible roles and accountability for outcomes even when things go wrong; is comfortable making difficult decisions.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Information Technology, Business or a related subject required.

Experience

Significant relevant experience required. 5-7 years of experience.

Exhibits the behaviors of a Lean-Agile with a Lean-Agile mindset. Helps the team embrace agile core values, adopt and apply agile principles, and implement agile practices.

Understand the core values and principles of the Agile Manifesto and how to apply those in a regulated environment.

Prepare agile training material for the specific team

Help the Product Owner setup, prioritize and record the product backlog

Facilitate agile training within the organization usually assisted by one or more coaches

Identify and suggest process changes which move the organization toward agility

Leads the community of practice

Helps the organization create an implementation plan and roadmap

Maintain and communicate key performance metrics and visual reports to promote transparency and accountability.

Apply conflict resolution techniques to keep internal and external conflicts do not impede the team(s) delivery

Coaches the Scrum Master in the facilitation of agile ceremonies

Trained as a team facilitator and is constantly engaged in challenging the old norms of development in order to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow and velocity. Helps the team focus on daily and Iteration Goals in the context of current PI Objectives.

Attends and can lead major agile ceremonies

Continuously explore, integrate, deploy and release business value

Empower with a Lean Portfolio

Coordinate the development of large solutions

Enhance Lean-Agile principles in the SDLC

Support a Lean-Agile transformation in the enterprise

Be able to foster relentless/continuous improvement at the team and program levels

Recognize Scaled Agile Scrum anti-patterns and guide to correct

Understand the use of Scrum, Kanban, and XP

Empower with a Lean Portfolio

Coordinate the development of large solutions

Provide practical guidance that supports a flow based development system

  • Facilitate planning ceremonies at the Team and Program Levels and facilitate the execution and delivery of end-to-end systems value

Experience 3 years apply agile core values and principles

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Job SYSTEMS/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Sears Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 9, 2018, 1:27:51 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180002T9