Agility Lead

JP Morgan

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


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 the Corporate & Investment Bank - Engineering & Architecture - Developer Solutions team, 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
  • Work with product management to align the product backlog and sprint goals to achieve the product vision
  • Coach and facilitate multiple teams across several products to help them achieve desired outcomes

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • 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; 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
  • Expertise with Agile and Scrum frameworks and their application in product development and delivery organization