IBM SAP Agile Coach - S4 in BATON ROUGE, Louisiana

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

We are a group of Agilists that have been tasked with becoming the catalysts for a culture change in IBM - and in particular within the CIO organization - with an eye toward a culture of great engineering practices and business agility. If you feel like your purpose is to help people, teams, and leaders feel more engaged and work better, and if you believe you have the necessary hard and soft skills to influence and become that transformation catalyst, then read on! Our Agile Coaching Tribe is looking for passionate Enterprise Agile Coaches who want to join us and help us to continue the transformation of our CIO organization.

What we do · We drive the adoption of an Agile culture by providing coaching, mentoring, facilitation and training of Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, DevOps and software engineering practices. · We coach and mentor teams in methods such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe LeSS, Scrum@Scale, Nexus and others · We know practices of Extreme Programming, TDD, BDD, CI, and CD, and are adept to looking at the Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) through the Lean lens of Kanban to make that Value Stream as effective and efficient to continuously deliver value - frequently, predictably, and with quality. · We coach and mentor leaders, at all levels of the organization, to apply Servant Leadership, and Principles Lean, Agile, and DevOps, to foster a culture of trust, transparency, and great engineering practices. · We strive to apply Lean Start Up practices to product ownership and product management. · We facilitate workshops using Agile and Lean practices to: create and execute strategy, execute large program discovery, create MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) and product roadmaps, as well as big room release planning. · We learn and support each other, bringing new perspectives on how to do things and what best looks like. · We see Hypotheses and Experiments in everything. · We ask endlessly......"How can we get better?"....and act on it, because we know our teams and leaders count on us to help them change the culture.

Successful candidates for these positions will work onsite at the IBM Client Innovation Center in Baton Rouge. The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Baton Rouge, LA center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs. Travel expectations are approximately 50%. No remote opportunities exist. Join a leader. Consult with us. Help build a smarter planet along the way.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!





Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience driving innovation and cultural transformation and working with various levels of leadership, including executives

  • 3+ years of experience in one or more areas as a Scrum Master, business analyst, developer, tester or IT support

  • 3+ years of experience with Scrum, Kanban and other Lean/Agile practices

  • Demonstrated experience in creating innovative training/workshop material

  • Demonstrable skills in understanding human psychology operating as consultant, coach, mentor and facilitator, working with different Agile models to continually improve, empower and increase transparency

  • Demonstrated excellence as a presenter, facilitator, trainer, teammate

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Certification in various Agile and/or coaching disciplines such as Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Coach, Co-Active Coaching Demonstrated experience or functional knowledge in one of more of the following practices: CI, CD, TDD, BDD, DevOps.

  • Exposure to scaled Agile frameworks and experience in a scaled Agile environment

  • Demonstrated experience in working globally and/or cross-culturally. Preferred working in SAP S4 Hana Project

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.