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IT Manager, Emerging Technology Agile & Scrum Master Coach

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Date: Jul 2, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47371


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes.  IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.

Position Summary: The Emerging Technology Agile Center of Excellence Lead and Scrum Master Coach will be responsible for standing up the Global Agile CoE for Corning, Inc. This role will lead the initiative to drive Agile Transformation across the enterprise and assure that all agile projects and Scrum Masters have access to a centralized repository of capabilities and tools.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as agile/Scrum evangelist and collaborate with business leadership team to showcase framework advantages and options to adopt
  • Work with groups e.g. IT & ET PMOs, to ensure Agile blockers are identified and champions improvements to enable a more Agile culture
  • Stand up a continuous improvement COE including a repository of templates and information and monthly virtual gatherings
  • Consult key Corning IT projects including a current ERP transformation on Agile methodology to ensure on-time delivery and high product quality
  • Foster Agile/Scrum Certification attainment for employees throughout the organization
  • Support knowledge sharing and best practices globally
  • Mentor and coach current PMs and encourage the right culture within the team to increase Value, Flow and Quality
  • Set up Agile special interest groups, Lean Coffee klatches, podcasts, and other communication channels to facilitate knowledge sharing
  • Partner with the ET Leadership Team in providing vision and direction for the Agile/Scrum COE
  • Drive focus and prioritization within the IT/ET organizations with establishing key projects and processes to focus on
  • Lead governance and execution of COE strategy and KPIs
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of relevant documentation, templates, learning solutions and knowledge sharing
  • Establish and expands use of Agile mindset and methods across the organization
  • Stay current with developments in Agile/Scrum market trends and opportunities
  • Oversee the general management of the Agile COE and fosters creative ways to grow and maintain participation


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and Eight Years’ Experience OR Masters' Degree and Six Years’ Experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience leading multiple Agile teams and product development
  • Agile certification
  • Scrum master certification
  • 10+ years managing cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders
  • 5+ years of experience coaching, consulting and training the Agile methodology in largescale organizations
  • Ability to collaborate with a team that has a fast-moving and diverse portfolio
  • Experience in IT business/industry
  • Strong leadership capability, executing as appropriate in the areas of responsibility
  • Experience with Jira highly recommended and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technology solutions in business terms, establish rapport, and persuade others


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte