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Shell Agile Coach in London, UK, United Kingdom


Job Title:

Agile Coach

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Job Description:

We need an Agile champion – someone with the knowledge and influence to help us embed Agile in our IT function and beyond. There’s huge scope here to change our mindset and maximise the value we derive; it could be a CV-changing role for you.

What’s the role?

It’s a great time to bring your Agile and Lean skills to Shell, specifically to our IT enterprise. You’ll be instrumental in helping us to establish and evolve an Agile mindset – not just within IT project teams, but also in the wider stakeholder community. You’ll need to leverage existing processes and practices and steer the IT enterprise towards full best practice for Agile project delivery, DevOps and related capabilities.

We’re looking for someone who’s highly collaborative, excited by change and ready to rise to challenges including:

  • Teaching, mentoring and coaching individuals, teams, and leadership to understand and apply Agile and Lean values, principles, and practices.

  • Working across organisational boundaries and with external partners and suppliers to cultivate an Agile community; driving effective practice embedding.

  • Involving people in change and influencing through others to ensure that IT (and the wider business) understands Agility – and how we can derive maximum value from it.

Maximising efficiency, driving out waste and pinpointing activities that add value.

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Information Technology

Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

London - Shell Centre


What we need from you

You’ll call on proven experience in enterprise-wide Agile transformation, both working as a part of Agile CoE and as a leader and driver. You have implemented one or more Scaled Agile frameworks (ideally, in different organisations) and delivered results using Lean Agile practices, within projects. Now, you’re ready to discover, assess and embed emerging industry best practices to our business.

When it comes to fostering an Agile Mindset, it's your personal skills that will make all the difference. You’re a thought leader and team player -someone who can bring out the best in others, build communities and encourage sharing of knowledge and best practice. You know how to communicate and coach people across different lines of business in a global organisation – whether that’s in person, or by leveraging platforms such as conferences, meet-ups and articles.

On top of that, we’re keen to hear from men and women whose CVs include as many of the following as possible:

  • Proven ability to measure the quality of Agile adoption across the organisation; experience of defining, building, testing and improving critical success factors and KPIs.

  • Significant DevOps capability; able to define and lead the development of an IT-wide model for DevOps.

  • Best Practice expertise (including process, data and tooling integration).

  • Broad understanding of the overall IT application/infrastructure, processes, governance and supplier landscape.

  • Ideally, proven experience in continuous improvement using techniques such as: Lean; Kaizen; process maturity benchmarking.

  • Ideally, one or more relevant certifications e.g.: PMI-ACP, CSP, PSM-II, CEC, SPC, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF.

City, State (if applicable):

London, UK