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Cognizant North America
United States, Texas, Irving
5001 Statesman Drive (Show on map)
September 12, 2022

Senior Agilist

Why Cognizant?

Our strength is our people, and our ability to work together. We pride ourselves on the talent we are able to attract to our organization. We not only hire the best, but continuously strive to provide our associates with opportunities to work with innovative solutions and technologies, with premier clients across the globe. Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for our clients. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to construct meaningful solutions through true collaboration.

The Senior Agilist role fundamentally guides the modern development team by taking an active role in planning, facilitation, and measures to help the team achieve its committed outcomes. This role requires solid, practical experience with the techniques and approaches to guide, support and improve product teams. You will collaborate intensively with your team members and Product Owners. You will also interact with Cognizant clients to mentor, consult, and assist them in making appropriate process decisions and solve any blocking points.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the relevant modern development events with the Cognizant and the client's Product and Technical teams.
  • Partnering and supporting the product owner to guide the POD or team to success and maximize value of the product
  • Being the coach and driver of the requisite ALM tool for the POD or team
  • Guiding the team from legacy process to a Modern Development Process, Lean mindset, behavior, and framework for building value
  • Optimizing how the different roles interact with each other to maximize productivity


  • STEM (Preferred) BS degree or equivalent experience required
  • 8+ years' experience with at least 3 years development experience in Agile Projects or Product development work
  • Agile Certifications such as CSM or PSM or SAFe SM - At least one Scrum Certification required from Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, Scruminc.com or SAFe
  • Understanding of all elements of the software development process, including planning, development, requirements management, CM, quality assurance, and release management with industry standard frameworks like Scrum, Kanban and XP.
  • Experience designing and deploying software within the limits of performance guidelines
  • Experience designing and executing plans, meeting deadlines and operating under tight time constraints.
  • Experience with continuous integration and test-driven development/design practices.
  • Experience with Visualization tools, ex: Business Process Management tools, Miro & Visio.
  • Experience with Agile Lifecycle management tools.
  • Experience with test automation techniques and tools.
  • Solid interpersonal skills - can establish good relationships and communicate well with teams.
  • Ability to organize, moderate and demonstrate added Agile principles and practices to a team.
  • Strong leadership and organization skills with superb communication (written and verbal), time management, product planning, people and team building skills.
  • Ability to effectively facilitate discussions and alternatives or different approaches.
  • Ability to bring disclosure and transparency to the business grow business trust.
  • Exposure to delivering value into PROD using MVP tests, validated learning with Digital engineering tool chains

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Aug 18 2022

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us

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