Agility Lead, Vice President

Glasgow City
Full time
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JP Morgan
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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Join our team to foster agile methodologies, encouraging a culture of innovation and high performance in a leading financial institution.

As an Agility Lead in Employee Experience, you will play a significant role as a champion for the adoption and continuous improvement of Agile practices within our teams. Leveraging your deep knowledge of product development methodologies and Agile principles, use your expert guidance, mentorship, and support to teams to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and high performance. As a recognized subject matter expert, put your knowledge to use to work on complex issues, exercise considerable judgment, and make impactful decisions that shape the operational and business direction of your sub-function. Your leadership, communication, and coaching skills will be instrumental in empowering teams to deliver high-quality solutions efficiently and effectively, while continuously adapting to changing requirements and priorities.

Job responsibilities

  • Lead and coach teams to adopt and implement agile methodologies, and promote open communication and engagement among team members ensuring continuous improvement and alignment with organizational goals
  • Use advanced communication, facilitation, and presentation skills to manage and influence stakeholders while communicating organizational impediments to leadership
  • Develop and implement short to mid-term operational and transformation plans, prioritize tasks and manage resources to achieve product goals in a timely and efficient manner through the utilization of metrics and evidence-based decisions
  • Identify trends and generate original ideas to contribute to the development of new policies and best practices within the discipline
  • Increasing the effectiveness of agile ways of working in Product team through coaching, influencing, teaching and participating in Community of Practice activities, therefore enabling Product team to deliver business outcomes
  • Working with Product Teams and across the organization, enhancing the understanding the value of agility, especially with regards to ensuring prioritization of workflow and updating the product backlog
  • Support Product Team with agility, relevant tools and methodologies to successfully deliver complex Products; guides the team to self-organization and cross functionality
  • Build a trusting, safe and transparent environment for both business and tech stakeholders, where problems can be raised during appropriate scrum events, without fear of blame, and with a culture of continuous improvement
  • Coach product triad and teams in Agile practices, principles, methodologies and tools to help teams prioritize and organize their workflows / backlogs
  • Guide product teams through product activation and operating processes (e.g., establishing a product operating model) to enable self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Ensure regular team routines (e.g., daily scrum, Team of Teams meetings) are followed and partner with Product Triad to conduct cabinet meetings / QPRs and other team events
  • Identify and help to resolve blockers, and accordingly implement improvements to teams’ ways of working and delivery flows

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • 5+ years of experience or equivalent expertise in a relevant domain, with a focus on coaching teams and individuals on agile methodologies and project management
  • Possess advanced knowledge of multiple product development lifecycle stages, methodologies, and best practices, enabling effective guidance and support for teams
  • Display advanced knowledge of agile delivery and multiple agile approaches, including Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), and scaling frameworks, monitoring agility metrics and; with the ability to guide teams through complex projects, emphasizing iterative progress and adaptability
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at various levels within the organization, effectively guiding group discussions and decision-making processes within the domain context

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Formal training on Agile coaching, such as recognized coaching certifications