Agile Technical Lead

Allianz Life

The Agile Technical Lead is a subject matter expert in Agile practices and has excellent managerial, facilitation, mentoring, and training skills. The Manager provides guidance, thought leadership and oversight that will build Agile principles, framework, and capabilities across the Enterprise. The Manager will also work at all levels to help the organization use Agile as a strategic asset of culture change and business value generation and is pragmatic with regards to adopting Agile, and is proactive in driving sustainable, incremental change to improve organizational agility.

Responsibilities/Tasks~crlf~• Act as a subject matter expert on Agile practices to educate and facilitate change at all levels of the organization~crlf~• Be recognized as an expert in Agile methodology, Agile transformation and scaling Agile practices ~crlf~• Work with Agile leaders to design an Agile transformation strategy, and promote Agile transformation within organization~crlf~• Support and contribute to the execution of the organization-wide Agile transformation strategy ~crlf~• Create a structure to track and measure the progress being made to implement scaled Agile practices and principles~crlf~• Drive the Agile transformation plan for Allianz Life~crlf~• Act as an Agile Coach and business partner with business teams and other groups based on need~crlf~• Attend Agile ceremonies and events (such as PI Planning, Inspect and Adapt workshops, Scrum of Scrums, etc.) to provide guidance, as needed~crlf~• Help identify organizational impediments to a successful Agile transformation and work with the leadership teams, coaches and delivery teams to create effective strategies to overcome them~crlf~• Collaborate with key stakeholders (Finance, IT, Project Office) to adjust existing business practices to support Agile transformation ~crlf~• Acts as change agent and demonstrates to the teams how the Agile processes and systems work~crlf~• Be a recognized leader who continuously drives Agile maturity levels by challenging assumptions and current ways of thinking and proposing actionable steps to make incremental, sustainable change~crlf~

Requirements~crlf~• Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred with 5-10 years of coaching Agile teams and/or leading Agile transformations.~crlf~• Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience applying Agile practices and principles including scaled Agile, Scrum and/or Kanban demonstrating ability to inspect and adapt Agile practices to various situations.~crlf~• Proficiency in written, verbal and listening communication including strong presentation and facilitation skills.~crlf~• Knowledge of current and emerging Agile methodologies and effective application of those technologies~crlf~• Demonstrated ability to lead through change, advocate for and influence lean Agile transition.~crlf~• Ability to collaborate and work across the organization.~crlf~• Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.~crlf~• Knowledge of Insurance and Financial industry preferred~crlf~

At Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected and valued.

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life®, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.

Why Allianz Life®? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.~crlf~~crlf~An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~

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