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Company Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, New Jersey, Amsterdam, London, Tokyo and Singapore. As of March 31, 2020, the firm has $868 billion of assets under management including $348 billion in institutional assets, $174 billion in retail assets, and $346 billion in proprietary assets. Over 800 institutional asset owners have entrusted Company Fixed Income with their assets.
Who We Look For:
In Company Fixed Income, our technology group is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with exciting changes on the horizon under new senior leadership. We are looking for a dynamic, agile-minded Scrum Master to help drive a new Agile transformation initiative within our Global technology divisions. Our ideal candidate will not only act as an instrument of change but will act as a primary a liaison between business and technology. As a scrum master, you are a “servant leader” and coach for your specific agile value stream team members, helping to facilitate the agile process and remove any blockers which may be impeding delivery. You are responsible for exhibiting “Agile leadership” and helping to build a high-performing team. Specifically, you are responsible for teaching and coaching team practices, facilitating meetings for your scrum team, helping your scrum team eliminate impediments, facilitating flow of work and driving delivery. If this sounds interesting, then Company may be the place for you.
What You Will Do:
Act as servant leaders to the team in ensuring that the highest priority needs of the team are met, impediments are removed, and the team can operate in a high-performing environment.
Drive the agile process in the team by leading ceremonies and help to educate the team on scrum ways of working.
Create and maintain an environment that enables the delivery team to be successful in realizing committed epics
Remove impediments for the team by helping to communicate, coordinate and cooperate with other teams or members of the business to resolve critical issues.
Protect the team from external interruptions and distractions that will impede delivery on agreed stories
Enabling the team to self-organize and self-manage in order to collectively agree how the work will be delivered.
Lead teams through retrospectives which drive meaningful discussion in order to help the team continuously improve.
Participate in team demonstrations of the product to the business in order to gain early feedback and “fail-fast” on products which are in development for them.
Align with internal & external partners to establish a unique organizational Agile transformation.
Create success criteria, metrics and reporting frameworks for existing and new initiatives.
Work closely with architects, application developers, testing and support teams to implement Agile practices throughout the DevOps pipeline and software development lifecycle.
Assist in the recruitment and coaching of current and future PM & Scrum Masters.
5+ years of experience acting as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach.
Strong understanding of software engineering and development, database management or infrastructure engineering.
Comfortable leading an organization through major programs of change.
Hands-on experience in driving an Agile or Quasi-Agile transformation directly within a technology environment.
Direct previous experience in directing and coaching matrix managed project managers, scrum masters and technology teams.