Shell Agile Coach in Hague, Netherlands

Auto req ID 74200BR

Job Title Agile Coach

Country of Work Location Netherlands

City, State (if applicable) Hague

Work Location The Hague

Company Description The world faces energy challenges that are becoming more complex each day. We’re looking for people who share our passion for taking on those challenges with cutting edge technology, innovative thinking and a commitment to properly managed risk. Shell develops and operates some of the largest and most complex projects in the world and we always endeavour to work at the leading edge of technical innovation.

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 {location} 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.


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.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach.

Join us and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women’s perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. And we've retained our title as a top employer for women in the Times again in 2016.

We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll help foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme and our extensive Women's Network.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We want to encourage those of you who may face an impairment to regard Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. It's as simple as that.

If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process. From application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.

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Removal Date 18-May-2018