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Scrum Master - Senior BA

Req #: 170113744
Location: Columbus, OH, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 5000 US Dollar (USD)
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with client assets of $2.4 trillion, is a global leader in investment and wealth management. Its clients include institutions, high-net-worth individuals and retail investors in every major market throughout the world. The division offers investment management across all major asset classes including equities, fixed income, alternatives, multi-asset and money market funds. For individual investors, the business also provides retirement products and services, brokerage and banking services including trusts and estates, loans, mortgages and deposits.
Our Consumer & Community Banking Group depends on innovators like you to serve nearly 66 million consumers and over 4 million small businesses, municipalities and non-profits.  You’ll support the delivery of award winning tools and services that cover everything from personal and small business banking as well as lending, mortgages, credit cards, payments, auto finance and investment advice. This group is also focused on developing and delivering cutting edged mobile applications, digital experiences and next generation banking technology solutions to better serve our clients and customers.
  • Lead complex technology projects/deliverables containing multiple, interrelated efforts to achieve an overall business goal 
  • Lead technology projects/deliverables from initiation through implementation including phases such as planning, analysis, design, development and implementation within waterfall or agile methodologies
  • Establishes project requirements, priorities, deadlines , and team structure
  • Ensures project is completed in accordance with all Risk, Architecture and other relevant firm-wide guidelines.  Coordinates resources (staff, equipment, vendors and consultants) across one or more projects.
  • Project management and Agile Scrum Master role includes but is not limited to:
    • Leadership of the scrum development process and communication
    • Support the product owner to produce & prioritize the product/project backlog for development and estimation
    • Ensure the scrum team understands and follows the scrum principles
    • Own the scrum process (release schedule, iteration schedules, ceremonies, etc.)
    • Motivates the scrum team
    • Ensure valid and accurate metrics are produced across all disciplines (quality of stories, quality of development, completion of committed stories, etc.)
    • Creation of feature files in support of the development-testing process
    • Participate in code and functional reviews
    • Efficient and effective verbal and written communication both within the Technology team and the stakeholders
    • Present technology analysis/design and feedback to stakeholders
    • Ensures the quality of stories accepted into the iteration
    • Build and reinforce relationships with stakeholders through the whole value chain, as well as with other Tech groups
    • Identification, communication and escalation of risks and issues as needed
Key Responsibilities
  • Partner with the business to understand the product pipeline for Discretionary Investments and  communicate the impact to their technology colleagues
  • Strong ability to manage changes to scope, roadmap, and backlog
  • Flexibility in approach to analysis based on the complexity and scope of the change requested
  • High-level understanding & coordination with other technology teams on common functional areas
  • Be able to deliver solutions with an equal focus on the operational/business models as well as the technology solution
  • Ensure quality in written documentation for requirements, user stories and technical designs across teams
  • Ensure that requirements meet the global nature of the business while always take into account the end-to-end impact of any changes
  • Drive Story Grooming, Sprint Planning, and Execution
  • End to End testing oversight and management of key issues with business and operations partners
  • Presentation of analysis findings to stakeholders for review and approval
  • Project Management
    • Manage projects through the full project life cycle from the strategic project planning, execution and on to tactical activities
    • Ensure projects are well defined, aligned to business goals, well documented and appropriately reported
    • Ensure all risks and issues are understood, raised, prioritized and escalated (if appropriate) with sufficient time to enable resolution &/or independent decisions to be made
    • Enforce a strong controls process that is inclusive while justifying change and quantifying impacts
    • Meeting management – ensure all project meetings are effective and appropriately documented
    • Ensure specifications are sufficiently detailed and accurate
    • Ensure sufficient testing effort is planned for every stage of the development cycle
    • Follow pre-determined guidelines ensuring project artefacts are completed and posted in accordance with the prescribed deadlines
    • Ensure documentation for each functional area is kept up to date with functionality release after release
  • University degree, or specialized training or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of relevant hands-on technical/development background
  • Experience in Agile and Waterfall methodology
  • Jira knowledge (story build, story points, execution management and reporting)
  • Excellent communication skills. Crisp & clear verbal communication with the ability to be assertive when speaking to a diverse audience.
  • Excellent facilitation skills. Ability to command/lead facilitation meetings with clear & specific agenda. Keep the audience attentive and active in participation of the meetings
  • Analytical mind, service-minded approach and keen to resolve problems
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and manage priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
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