Agility Lead

Glasgow City
Full time
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JP Morgan
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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Our culture of diversity, intellectual curiosity, and problem solving is essential to our success. We bring people together with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We support teamwork, thinking big, and taking risks in a blame-free environment. We promote self-direction to work on relevant projects, while building an environment that provides support and mentorship needed to learn and grow. We're excited to see what you'll bring to our team.

As an Agility Lead at JP Morgan Chase within the Risk Technology team, you'll act as a servant leader for your team providing hands-on support and facilitating clear communication to management and to the team. Our Scrum Masters are open, approachable, collaborative, and enjoy working with passionate people. They're proactive in solving problems to help their team(s) succeed. The Scrum Master drives Agile and Lean frameworks that result in quality product delivery and continuous improvement. They embrace agility as a practice. The Scrum Master is responsible for removing impediments that hinder the team from reaching their goals and has a flexible approach that enables the team to rapidly respond to changes.

Job responsibilities

  • Create an environment of collaboration within the teams that allows for open dialogue and productive solutions for resolving conflicts
  • Champion continuous improvement activities to reduce waste and increase productivity; coach organization to conduct continuous improvement events
  • Communicate organizational impediments to leadership; clear impediments for the team
  • Embrace the concept of continuous learning in your own journey and instill the same in the team(s) you coach
  • Work with the Product owner to align teams with the product vision, sprint goals, and other necessary information
  • Appreciate the depths of Lean and Agile practices and principles, help teams appreciate them
  • Teach systems thinking and servant leadership
  • Bring ideas from professional facilitation, coaching, conflict management, mediation and so on to help the team become a high-performance team

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Formal training or BS/BA degree and advanced applied experience
  • Solid understanding of AGILE and Scrum frameworks and their application in Product Development and delivery organization
  • Demonstrated experience with Scaling frameworks such as LeSS & Kanban
  • Proficient with JIRA
  • Ability to coach and mentor, ability to collaborate with and influence people at various levels
  • Understand & teach AGILE Best Practices to Product Owners & AGILE Teams
  • A clear understanding & usage of capacity planning vs. velocity to maintain roadmap tracking

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Experience with Jira Align