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Senior Agile Coach - Technology

Company: EDWARD JONES
Location: Concordia
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.The Agile Coach role within Edward Jones serves to connect firm level strategy and prioritization to the execution activities of product management, teamwork, and responsibility-based management. The coach mentors, coaches and guides the firm and its teams in the implementation and relentless improvement of agile processes and tools to ensure effective outcomes for the firm.The goal of an Agile Coach is to develop teams and individuals with a Lean-Agile mindset and to build a team that is self-sustaining and high performing to reach their full potential. The Agile Coach works across divisions to not only help define Agile processes, tools, and metrics for the organization, but also help teams implement those processes and tools and is aligned with the strategies of the Product and Agile Center of Excellence.The Agile Coach is a champion for innovation, relentless improvement and fostering a continuous learning environment. They continuously seek to gain alignment in execution and immediately raise any concerns and challenges to the Product and Agile Center of Excellence. The Agile Coach will drive relentless improvement and foster a continuous learning environment.Key Responsibilities: - Provide strategic consulting and support for teams, business owners and leaders. - Communication and facilitation for Teams, Product, and Delivery Managers - Understand firm vision and strategy, and ensure program goals, business direction, and technical direction all align to support the vision and strategy - Work closely with other internal and external coaches to ensure agile alignment of messaging and methodology used across the firm - Work closely with Agile teams, Release Train Engineers, Scrum Masters, Product Delivery Managers and Product Owners to determine strengths and weaknesses and set action plans for continuous and relentless improvement - Develop and deliver Agile training and curriculum solutions to the organization including co-facilitation and facilitation of workshops - Identify internal Agile practitioners and foster their growth through mentoring and coaching; Recommend growth opportunities for Agile practitioners across the firm. - Work with leaders across the organization to foster agile principles and to build a culture of servant leadership - Be an ambassador for the Agile mindset and a catalyst for change in the organization - Provide coaching for team improvements by observing Agile team events, monitoring Agile metrics, and conducting one-on-one mentorship. - Ensure Agile teams are setup for success by supporting team charter events for new teams and leading new Agile team planning and pre-planning - Provide direct feedback to leadership on team progress and escalation of impediments delaying team progress - Facilitate and participate in the Agile Community of Practice(s) and Dojos when required. - Participate in coaches working groups or Centers of Excellence to develop and build strategies for transformation (i.e. Scaling Agile, Advancing team maturity, etc) - Apply and encourage Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose and a pragmatic approach - Participate and provide experiential feedback to teams and leadership on process, governance, and standards to support an Agile organization - Partner with organizations on implementing DevOps principles in conjunction with Agile principles - Contributing to internal web and email content to update the Firm on current and upcoming Agile initiatives - Deliver training sessions to teams starting with Team Charters and Kick-offs - Deliver training sessions and workshops to support organizational change and education (i.e. Agile 101) - Work with both Internal and External Coaches to develop and implement programs and plans that will assist with continuing the success of the Agile Transformation - Bachelor's degree or relevant experience - Masters/Graduate Degree preferred - Experience in planning for execution in Agile and Agile Transformations - 10+ years of IT experience with managing and delivering highly complex, enterprise programs and products preferred - 5+ years of experience in relationship building/communication with Executive leaders or teams across the firm - 5+ years of experience in coaching/training/facilitating Executive leaders or teams through a large-scale Business and Agile Transformation - 5+ Experience enabling Exec leaders or teams with the mindset shifts necessary for a successful Business and Agile Transformation - Scaled Agile Framework (SPC) preferred - Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) preferred - ICAgile Expert-Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) preferred - Experience with other Program Management / Agile / DevOps tools a plus (Clarity, MS Project, Portfolio for Jira, Confluence)2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For - By Great Place to Work - and FORTUNE Magazine - Edward Jones was named No. 20 on the list. From FORTUNE -2021 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.2021 Corporate Equality Index - Edward Jones joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in the Foundation's 19th annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality.From The Human Rights Campaign. All Rights Reserved2021 Training Top 100 list - Edward Jones ranked No. 19, up six spots from last year in its 21st consecutive year on this prestigious list.J.D. Power, 2021 - Edward Jones has ranked "highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms" in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study. Edward Jones received the highest score among employee advisors in the J.D. Power 2007,2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017-2021 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of employee advisors' satisfaction among those who are employed by an investment services firm. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more information.Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:Salary: $106916 - $182047Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Independence , Senior Agile Coach - Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Concordia, Missouri

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