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Agile coach - Vice President

Req #: 170072432
Location: Hyderabad, AP, IN
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 50000 Indian Rupee (INR)

 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity.

Global Technology Infrastructure (GTI) is the technology infrastructure organization for the firm, delivering a wide range of products and services, and partnering with all lines of business to provide high quality service delivery, exceptional project execution and financially disciplined approaches and processes in the most cost effective manner. The objective of GTI is to balance both business alignment and the centralized delivery of core products and services. GTI is designed to address the unique infrastructure needs of specific lines of business and the demand to leverage economies of scale across the firm.

 

ASE is focused on developing and delivering services that integrate software solutions with infrastructure in innovative, cost effective and efficient ways. The ASE team provides services for use by business-aligned application delivery organizations, across all layers of the software stack, which may include application interface services, productivity and collaboration tools, and data integration solutions.

 

GTI is looking for a Lean Agile Coach to work with infrastructure/application development teams and Technology Directors to partner with teams as needed in providing the following:

  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Agile adoption and promoting delivery of business value
  • Teach and Coach Agile practices and values within the organization
  • Coach employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development
  • Influencing change that increases team performance at a sustainable pace
  • Working with Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization
  • Deep knowledge of Agile (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Lean) teachings and capable of helping teams to address dysfunctions that may result from teams misinterpreting, ignoring or rejecting Agile and Lean values and principles
  • Significant experience working with organizational leadership and teams to change and adjust organizational design to promote self-organizing teams within an enterprise environment
  • Significant experience and understanding of challenges with scaling agile teams across organizations, and capable of identifying and addressing dysfunctional patterns caused by external forces that do not understand the values and principles of Agile or the importance of providing teams with an environment for agility
  • Exhibits a deep-passion for continuous learning and seeks to provide knowledge gained throughout the entire organization, beyond the team and line of business, and can facilitate classes, workshops, and Agile sharing events (e.g. Agile Hangouts, Community of Practice)
  • Utilizes broader experiences and adoption patterns, the Lean/Agile Coach helps the organization and (often multiple) Agile Teams adopt and progress in a feasible way
  • Capable of teaching and coaching application development teams to adopt Continuous Delivery practices such as Test-Driven Development, Specification by Example, Story Mapping, and      other Lean/Agile Modeling Techniques
  • Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value and teach techniques for effective Product Backlog management

 

Qualifications

Agile/Scrum Coach Personal Skills Criteria:

  • Servant Leader – Must be able to garner respect from individuals/teams and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job      done
  • Communicative and Social – Must be able to communicate well with teams, larger practitioner community and Agile thought leaders internally and externally
  • Facilitative – Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
  • Assertive – Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls
  • Situationally Aware – Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise, coach the team to resolve internally and if necessary involve management
  • Enthusiastic Engagement– Must be high-energy and be a source for motivation/inspiration for individuals and teams looking for support and guidance
  • Continual Improvement – Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
  • Conflict Resolution – Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Attitude of Empowerment – Must be able to lead teams to self-organization
  • Attitude of Transparency – Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust

 

Minimum Certifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or Certified Product Owner (CSPO)
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