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Wells Fargo Lead Agile Coach 1 in Des Moines, Iowa

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Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Agile Coach...

In this role, you will:

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Wells Fargo's Agile Transformation is an enterprise-wide priority. We are strategically help enabling our partners to accelerate how quickly they move from ideas to customer delight. By putting the customer at the center of all we do, Wells Fargo is reinventing how we are meeting our customers' needs in the Digital age. We are making modern technology the core of our company and the main driver of innovation.

We are seeking experienced, motivated Agile Coaches to help us advance and scale our Agile transformation. Working with Scrum Teams, and Product teams, to adopt new ways of thinking, and adapt the way they work, this role will be required to collaborate across a complex, matrixed organization. The Coach(es) will partner with business and technology partners to foster adoption of Wells Fargo Agile, introducing scalable practices which result in sustainable change. A 'roll-up your sleeves' position, the successful candidates will be actively coaching Scrum Teams, partnering with Managers, and fostering change, leveraging an inspect and adapt mindset to help us continually improve and evolve our transformation implementation model.

  • Establish, lead, and guide successful Agile teams which embrace and exhibit the Agile mindset, practices and standards to deliver working software

  • Provide options regarding process initiation, work structuring, utilization of value streams, and cultivation of interactive application development

  • Support quality assurance and project management

  • Make decisions utilizing Agile metrics and a strategic perspective to show value of practicality in enabling planning, continuous improvement, and thoughtful data inspired decisions

  • Coach and provide clarity to the Agile mindset, practice and skills to team and individuals

  • Collaborate and consult with teams to align program goals in delivering final product

  • Mentor other individuals to enable innovative leadership and empowerment of teamPrimary responsibilities:Responsible for establishing disciplined, effective Agile teams which embrace and exhibit the agile mindset, by instructing the team in agile principles and practices. Conducts new team workshops in partnership with other Agile coaches. Responsible for guiding teams on the first principle of Agile coaching to deliver working software. Initially guides teams through standard and specialized daily activities, with intention of upskilling the Scrum Master/team, and transferring accountability over initial sprints (model, coach, and empower). Coaches to positively reinforce an Agile mindset, practices, and skills to teams and individuals; provides clarity, new learnings, and fosters maturation. Proactively mentors Scrum Masters and Product Owners to enable innovative servant leadership and empowerment of teams; effectively coaches in conflict resolution, and successfully coaches both new and problematic teams to sustainable performance. Offers credible alternative options regarding process initiation, work structuring, utilization of value streams, and cultivation of iterative development along with continuous integration and deployments. Facilitates initial communication/ collaboration within and between teams to help align program goals to deliver final product, with a goal of a self-sustaining team. Proactively coaches teams in understanding and use of generally accepted Agile metrics, and a strategic perspective to demonstrate value of empiricism in enabling planning, continuous improvement, and thoughtful data driven decisions. What this looks like...

  • Facilitate the learning and adoption of Agile principles and practices with teams, and managers, as they gain insights and experience with Agile methods and practices.

  • Ask open and thoughtful questions, which help people rethink and change the way they structure work: utilize value streams, influence and encourage continuous value delivery, cultivate iterative application development, QA, and project management.

  • Guide transformational change with managers, programs, and team levels, in a large matrixed organization, helping them see broader perspectives, and shift mindset to adopt new skills associated with self-governing teams.

  • Mentor new Scrum Masters and teams on best in class Agile practices; coach technology and business in innovative ways to resolve issues inherent in application of the Agile methodology.

  • Provide strategic thought leadership to resolve impediments, and accelerate delivery, through active participation in forums and communities of practice.

  • Guide teams in tracking and monitoring of metrics and reporting to facilitate inspect and adapt.

  • Utilize maturity assessments to provide coaching and input to reach higher levels of team maturity.

  • Ensure teams understand the need to meet all compliance, risk, and regulatory requirements.

  • Enable tool adoption and continuous delivery practices and tools.

  • Guide teams to develop standards for teams' Definition of Done and Definition of Ready that include proper automation, testing practices, Non-Functional Requirements (NFR's), Security, etc.

  • Help build strong teams focusing on cross-functional teams and ability to self-manage

  • Develop well-articulated written and oral communications content (e.g., emails, presentation materials, etc.,) demonstrating a keen understanding and applying the appropriate level of detail dependent upon stakeholders

  • Collaborate with peers and partners to share, and evolve, best practices

  • Ability to create and leverage sound coaching plans; Coach with proactive intent, with a view toward outcomes, and a clear definition of done.

Required Qualifications, US:

  • 5+ years experience in Agile Coaching, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • 4+ years of leadership experience

Required Qualifications, International:

  • Experience in Agile Coaching, Scrum Master, Project Management, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Agile Certification

  • Experience with change Management

  • Agile domain proficiency (team, business, training, technical, scale, etc.,)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative and cooperative working relationships with multiple levels of managers, building awareness and generating interest in agile approach and its associated continuous delivery implications

  • Understanding of how to effectively partner/ collaborate with key stakeholders to mature the acceptance of accelerated delivery

  • Prior experience creating safe space / container for teams to fail fast, learn, and evolve with support and recognition of achievements

  • Ability to develop, deliver and mentor effective, well-articulated, written and oral communications (e.g., emails, presentation materials) applying appropriate level of content/ detail dependent upon audience and intent.

  • Demonstrated use of sound coaching plans to address team and individual needs; embodies effective teaching/ mentoring / coaching skills, demonstrating ability to coach in the moment

  • Demonstrated reasonable level of technical and business understanding to optimize credibility with teams and managers

  • Demonstrates affinity towards continuous learning

  • Demonstrated skill to coach integration of policy and regulatory matters

  • Industry recognized Agile Certification and/or 1+ years of focused Agile Coaching experience

  • Intermediate+ experience with JIRA and Confluence

  • 3+ years previously working as an active ScrumMaster and/or Kanban

  • 2+ years previously working as an active Agile Coach

  • Scaled Agile (SAFe, Scrum at Scale, LESS) experience

  • 5+ years' experience in software delivery

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

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  • Agile domain proficiency (team, business, training, technical, scale, etc.,)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative and cooperative working relationships with multiple levels of managers, building awareness and generating interest in agile approach and its associated continuous delivery implications

  • Understanding of how to effectively partner/ collaborate with key stakeholders to mature the acceptance of accelerated delivery

  • Prior experience creating safe space / container for teams to fail fast, learn, and evolve with support and recognition of achievements

  • Ability to develop, deliver and mentor effective, well-articulated, written and oral communications (e.g., emails, presentation materials) applying appropriate level of content/ detail dependent upon audience and intent.

  • Demonstrated use of sound coaching plans to address team and individual needs; embodies effective teaching/ mentoring / coaching skills, demonstrating ability to coach in the moment

  • Demonstrated reasonable level of technical and business understanding to optimize credibility with teams and managers

  • Demonstrates affinity towards continuous learning

  • Demonstrated skill to coach integration of policy and regulatory matters

  • Industry recognized Agile Certification and/or 1+ years of focused Agile Coaching experience

  • Intermediate+ experience with JIRA and Confluence

  • 3+ years previously working as an active ScrumMaster and/or Kanban

  • 2+ years previously working as an active Agile Coach

  • Scaled Agile (SAFe, Scrum at Scale, LESS) experience

  • 5+ years' experience in software delivery

  • JIRA align experience

  • DevOps Coaching and tool experience

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

Company: WELLS FARGO BANK

Req Number: R-106199-2

Updated: 2022-01-12 11:00:47.000 UTC

Location: Des Moines,Iowa

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