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Senior Agile Coach in IT (m/f/d) based in Munich or London

Job Level:  Professional

London, GB, EC3V 0HR München, DE, 80802

Due Date:  As soon as possible
Area of Expertise:  Project Management
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  1272

Job Purpose/Role

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is looking to fill an open position with our Agile coaching team. Our coaches have a broad range of responsibilities and work with a wide variety of people across the organization. Our work is dynamic and responsive. We support the ongoing transformation of the IT department into a fully Agile organization.

Given the broad nature of our work, you will notice that the responsibilities and skills cover a range of executive, leadership, and team responsibilities. On any given day you may play in all of these areas.


As Senior Agile Coach (m/f/d) you will empower teams and leadership to adopt Agile as a culture shift by coaching on Agile frameworks, practices and principles. You will drive Agile awareness, mindset, capability and guide teams and the organization in their adoption of Agile values, mindset, principles and techniques. You will also drive and coach initiatives to improve business outcomes in a highly complex environment while creating a highly collaborative, learning organization. Your tasks will also include providing the environment for teams to find solutions and embrace ideas that help grow our business. You will build, guide and grow the Agile Community of Practice and bring best practices from the worldwide Agile community into AGCS and vice-versa. You will partner with other leaders to define and implement improvement processes at organizational, portfolio and program level. All in all you will enable the organization's ability to rapidly respond to upcoming challenges.


At AGCS, we have a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value in a balance between remote and office based working, giving you the flexibility to organize the way you work.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive and promote the implementation of the Agile adoption across teams and the organization
  • Collaborate with leaders to identify and resolve organizational impediments and barriers on program and portfolio levels and actively advocate for resolution
  • Design and develop Agile processes and practices and ensure that they enable teams or departments to operate in an integrative and collaborative fashion
  • Influence leadership on the culture change required to shift from a traditional to an agile mindset 
  • Provide guidance and coaching to create a culture of collaboration and learning using Agile values, mindset, principles, and practices
  • Help to develop new intellectual property for AGCS such as workshops and training classes


Additional Responsibilities

  • Act as a Change Agent and as part of the team leading and supporting teams and individuals in their Agile and Lean journey.
  • Execute Agile organizational and team maturity assessments, identify improvement areas and develop coaching and training plans accordingly
  • Train, mentor and coach individuals and Agile teams / roles
  • Facilitate events to identify and drive opportunities for Agile transformation at all levels in the organization
  • Actively shape and drive topics within "Community of Practice" (CoP) of the Agile@AGCS


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • Degree in Business Administration or similar with 5-8 years of business experience 
  • Certification as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM), Product Owner, or Release Train Engineer 
  • 5+ years of experience as an Agile Coach or Scrum Master in an Agile delivery role for a team that was diligently applying Agile and Scrum principles, practices, and theory 
  • Extraordinary abilities to communicate the value of Agile mindset and principles at all levels of the organization
  • Deep expertise in developing others, ideally with leadership experience 
  • Expertise in change management 
  • Advanced experience in coaching teams on several levels in agile adoption and Allianz common Agile frameworks
  • Excellent training, moderation, and facilitation skills 
  • Display strong influence and communication skills in order to achieve alignment across the organization on all levels
  • Fluent English is required. Additional languages are a plus.


Additional Skills

  • Experience in driving cross-functional initiatives, Agile project management 
  • Proven track of record in cross-cultural and international work 
  • Good understanding of complexities inherent in an insurance group allowing for cross-departmental thinking and acting 
  • Analytical mindset, strong ability to solve problems, metrics-driven and detail-oriented
  • You embrace Agile ways of working and engage in constant learning to adapt to different customer needs 
  • Proactivity and ability to drive topics forward with excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Positive attitude paired with a good portion of curiosity and a customer-centric service attitude
  • Growth mindset through ongoing personal and professional development
  • Constantly keeping up with latest agile trends and tools as well as driving continuous improvement within the organization
  • Good quality management and risk management skills
  • Experience working with the SAFe framework and accompanying certifications are nice-to-have

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.

We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.
Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.