Agile Program Lead

Capital One - McLean, VA4.0

McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia
At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Agile Program Lead

In the Agile Program Lead role, you’ll ensure CreditWise’s delivery success by leveraging the appropriate Agile methodologies (Scrum/Kanban/SAFe/Less) to enable predictable, quality delivery while maintaining a focus on the continuous improvement of the program. The Agile Program Lead will optimize productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the program’s goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to change.

General Responsibilities:
Cross Team Delivery

Mastery of complex facilitation and dependency management techniques (cross team, cross department)
Drives cross team, ART and departmental impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination
Drives delivery and continuous improvement by utilizing feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity
Understands domain architecture and targets to identify upstream/downstream dependencies and to support the program in risk management
Provides regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments
Helps establish governance structure where decision-making is weighted toward empowered teams
Ensures that teams/program are well managed in delivery controls/compliance to minimize operational/reputational risk
Ensures business and technical leaders maintain and communicate product vision and roadmaps
Partners with technical leaders and others to support program/organization’s automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)/DevOps journey

Teach, mentor, and coach teams, Scrum Masters, ARTs and Product on emerging Agile and Lean methods
Utilizes feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and partners with others to coach the program to continuously improve
Fosters innovation with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve program delivery
Coaches the program to improve collaboration and self-organization
Acts as an Agile mentor/coach to any Agile role or stakeholder
Agile & Technical Learning: Actively seeks and leads a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training and independent study to further develop self and community

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
At least 7 years’ experience as a RTE, Scrum Master, or Agile Project/Program Manager in a software development environment
At least 1 year of Agile coaching experience
At least 1 year of experience with scaled agile frameworks

Preferred Qualifications:
PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)
PMP, Lean, or other Agile certification
SAFe certified or experience (or other scaled agile frameworks)
Agile or Professional Coaching certification
At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.