Agile Transformation lead

Location FR-Remote
Posting date 2 months ago(9/3/2020 9:43 AM)
Job ID
Consulting, Program Management, Project Management

Job summary

Be the heartbeat of the Open Innovation Labs (Labs) team and serve as a catalyst for large-scale transformation the open source way. 


The Red Hat Labs team is looking for an Agile Transformation Lead to join our diverse team in Paris, France. In this role, you will be the leader guiding the efforts of agile coaches and Labs Engagement leads, who have led transformations, and coach and nurture teams and teams of teams undergoing transformation initiatives. You should feel comfortable working with C-level executives to support their business goals, and run workshops and put together strategic proposals that support these transformation initiatives. 


As an Agile Transformation Lead, you will support everything from initiating long-term transformation programs, through running value stream assessments, to developing team best practices and taking them to scale. Throughout the life cycle of the project, you will have control and oversight from kickoff to closeout, including determining scope details and monitoring the project's progress to ensure that it conforms to customer expectations and contractual agreements.

Primary job responsibilities

Within 2 months, you should be prepared to lead a team to begin their transformation by doing the following:


  • Partner with customers to create the foundations of the program in order to lead them through a transformation
  • Coach and enable delivery teams on modern application design and development practices
  • Support teams in creating product vision and roadmaps, writing effective user stories, and prioritizing backlog based on business value
  • Understand program planning and management, team management, process management and improvement, and team building skills
  • Understand how Red Hat's platform technologies work and are positioned in the market
  • Support pre-sales and sales with design and scoping of ambitious programs to enable customers’ transformation 


Within 6 months, you should be ready to continue to scale a Labs transformation program and support the sales process by doing the following:

  • Become an agent of change for customer organizations acting as facilitator and mentor for change during their transformation journey
  • Conduct portfolio level reviews and team on-boarding assessments
  • Implement cross-functional, strategic and tactical processes to guide systemic change and product growth while increasing the focus on customer success, technical excellence, employee engagement, teamwork, and quality
  • Innovate on our current thinking and develop new approaches to change how organizations and teams deliver software and systems
  • Create solid relationships with customers and partners
  • Build interpersonal relationships with other Red Hat teams and serve as a trusted adviser to major Red Hat customers
  • Support presales and scoping of consulting solutions as well as sales and business development for the Labs
  • Integrate creative and innovative ways to position a strategic direction

Required skills

  • Experience in leading organizational transformations in catalyst capacity, mobilizing change advocates, and delivering early confirmation of direction; transformations from project to product-driven organizations is a plus
  • Experience in leading multi-team agile software development programs
  • Ability to lead with imagination, courage, and curiosity
  • Understanding of Red Hat's business strategy and economic model; good business insight and judgement
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills in English and another European language is a plus
  • Public speaking skills and ability to present in front of customers and liaising with C-level executives
  • Experience as an agile and/or DevOps coach, leading 100% software development within an organization; ability to showcase growing responsibilities and competencies around organizational agile adoption is a plus
  • Willingness to travel up to 75% for longer term to customer sites

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