Zen Ex Machina (ZXM) is looking for an Agile Consultant in Canberra Australia to join one of our Consultant Scrum Teams. As a consultant, you’ll have three jobs to do:
ZXM’s consultants are master practitioners of agile, scale, and digital transformation. You’ll need over 10 years of experience in agile, not including roles where you’re a “manager”. Importantly, we work at scale – across dozens of programs and teams. You need to know how to navigate a corporate bureaucracy, mentor and guide program leadership, and engage with executives.
You must have an understanding of the unique complexities and constraints of working with the public service, its strong hierarchical culture, and how to influence through expert and referent power.
You need more than just a few certifications to be an agile coach. We're not looking for career project managers, iteration managers, or delivery managers. We're looking for career agilists.
Our entire organisation operates using Scrum. We work across sites in consultant Scrum Teams, so you must be a team player and not operate like a lone contractor, a capability lead, or a project manager.
We have a reputation for a very high standard of work. You must be precise and up-to-date in your agile terminology, be able to write to team-level, program- and and executive audiences.
You need to be passionate about driving agile cultural and behavioural change, practice adoption, to ultimately improve the work lives of ZXM's customers.
This isn't a "sit back and impart your wisdom" job. This is a very hands-on role. It requires you to be active in supporting programs' agile competency, and using Scrum to drive valued outcomes.
What does working in our ZXM Consultant Scrum Team look like?
The ZXM team works across dozens of client teams. There's no "my team". You'll triage issues and tackle them with others through working to a backlog.
The team never shy away from hard work. Change is hard. Change at scale is even harder. Seniors help everyone by working in a Scrum Team of consultants.
Our goal is to improve people's way of working, not improve our egos and embed ourselves permanently into a client site.
Agile is always changing, so whether its formal learning or researching new techniques, the team is always growing its knowledge. We expect the same from you.
To support you at work (and play) we offer some great perks: up to 5 weeks off to relax and recharge, an annual allowance to support your learning and growth, a mobile data allowance, a laptop to support mobility across multiple client sites, and discounts on Scrum.org certification.
We believe that people’s unique contributions drive ZXM’s success. This is why we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or physical or mental disability status. We’re stronger together.
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