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Atlassian/JIRA Align Implementation Lead (R00092763_San Jose)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


San Jose, California, United States

We Are:
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You Are:
A Program Coach with Jira/Jira Align experience who embodies an Agile mindset and is passionate about empowering an Agile culture. You have experience coaching, guiding, and supporting executives, managers, product owners, Scrum Masters, and others. Your superpower Using the Atlassian suite of products, particularly Jira and Jira Align, to help companies apply Lean principles and practices so they can boost performance, accelerate business change, and drive disruption. You do it by challenging the status quo to promote an environment and culture of continuous improvement, experimentation, and innovation. And you lead by example with your top-notch listening, facilitation, and conflict-resolution skills.

The Work:
- Lead the Atlassian implementation team to ensure the successful implementation of Atlassian products (Jira Align, Jira, Confluence) in support of lean portfolio management strategies.
- Set the foundation for being a trusted advisor by acting as a dependable collaborator, building trust and modeling positive behaviors with client teams and other individuals on Agile teams.
- Work with senior leaders to define strategies and roadmaps for transitioning to Atlassian Products (Jira Align, Jira, Confluence).
- Influence change across programs and functional areas by working across all levels of the organization to define and execute strategies for successful Atlassian Product implementation; get hands-on in enabling the incremental delivery of value.
- Lead the Atlassian implementation activities across one-to-many functional areas.
- Lead and facilitate workshops/training sessions to educate leaders and teams on Atlassian products (Jira Align, Jira, Confluence).
- Support client stakeholders, client teams and Accenture teams on their journey to implement Atlassian products (Jira Align, Jira, Confluence) and successfully employ Agile practices.
- Mentor and pair with change agents and stakeholders in client organizations to help them become Lean-Agile champions and build lasting Agile skills
- Coach and mentor more junior Accenture team members on how to influence organizational change and remove barriers to transformation
- Support sales activities by helping create/present proposals and taking part in onsite visits to prospective clients

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Job Qualifications

Here’s What You Need:
- Minimum 3 year of Atlassian Tools experience, of which 2 are with Jira Align
- Minimum of 5 years Agile coaching experience
- Minimum of 7 years practical Agile experience
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. (If Associate’s Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience)

Bonus Points If:

- SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) 4.0+ certification
- You’ve worked as an external Agile Coach/Consultant at the Program/Portfolio level
- You have experience navigating a consulting engagement, managing customer expectations, and ensuring your work is aligned with the goals and objectives outlined in a statement of work
- You have experience selling Atlassian solutions and shaping consulting engagements early in the sales cycle
- You have verifiable experience teaching courses related to Jira, Jira Align and Confluence
- You excel in pragmatic problem-solving, resolving interpersonal conflicts, and helping people communicate effectively
- You have a proactive and empowering nature that makes others want to follow your lead
- You know when to step in and lead and when to step back and let the team determine the best course of action
- You have experience with other popular Agile practices and frameworks (e.g., Lean, Kanban, Extreme Programming)

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