Charles Schwab Agile Coach and Operations Specialist in Austin, Texas

Description:

Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758

Sruti Patel

20180404-2314

We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/leadership/charles_schwab over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

The Agile Coach and Operations specialist helps teams get to higher levels of maturity by continually improving their process, and ensuring that they adhere to the Scrum framework. S/he will work with the Scrum masters to serve as the Scrum framework authority for their teams and evangelize and educate their teams on, not only the process, but the benefits of following the process.

Additionally, S/he will help organize agendas and events such as “all hands meetings”, internal conferences, hackathons. S/he will also help with the construction of material for upper management (Annual Operating Plan, Budgets …)

The Agile Coach and Operations specialist has above average communication and facilitation skills, are well organized, and exhibit above average follow-up and follow-through skills. S/he will facilitate discussion, decision making and conflict resolution. S/he will evangelize, demonstrate, and live the Agile values and principles as stated in the Agile Manifesto.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide leadership, direction and coaching to the team by encouraging them to adopt and mature good Scrum processes according to the Scrum Guide.

  • Hold the Scrum Master Center of Excellence

  • Be a servant leader: You receive as much satisfaction from facilitating others’ success as your own.

  • Radiate information: You make sure that all information needed to ensure the team’s progress and successes are highly visible to all stakeholders, including the team itself

  • Improve the team’s engineering practices and tools as needed: You make sure teams have the tools and know-how they need to succeed.

  • Communicate, communicate, communicate. You ensure that everyone is always up-to-speed.

  • Create an environment whereby the teams are motivated, self-organizing and self-sufficient.

  • Encourage teams to routinely inspect and adapt.

  • Assist the teams in establishing a consistent and predictable team level cadence (predictable velocity)

  • Organize agendas and events such as “all hands meetings”, internal conferences, hackathons

  • Create material for upper management (Annual Operating Plan, Budgets…)

What you have:

  • Able to coach teams on Agile values and principles.

  • Hold the scrum master Center of Excellence

  • Able to give ongoing status on teams using metrics

  • Servant Leadership – Able to garner respect, lead and demonstrate value-add principles, and willing and able to get your hands dirty to get the job done.

  • Communicative and social skills – Able to communicate well.

  • Enthusiasm and high-energy.

  • Continual improvement - Constantly learning new tools and techniques to grow your craft, yourself, and your Teams.

  • Attitude of transparency – Desire and ability to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow trust between the business and development.

  • Fully educated and conversant on the Scrum process according to the Scrum Guide.

  • Thorough understanding of: Backlog grooming and relative estimating, Release planning

  • Sprint planning, Scrum metrics such as Sprint burndown, release burnup, & velocity, to name a few, Sprint review best practices and techniques, A variety of retrospective techniques

  • Ability to work with offshore

  • Organization skills - Ability to organize events (all hands, conferences)

  • Facilitation - Ability to facilitate discussions, rally team members, keep them on track on a particular subject

  • Presentation – Ability to put material together for upper management

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field, or related experience.

  • Scrum Master Certification.

  • 5+ years of experience in a software development environment preferably involving cross-team dependencies.

  • 3+ years of experience owning and managing customer expectations, project schedules, status and reporting and change management.

  • 3-5 years of experience as a Scrum Master.

  • Experience with 1 additional methodology besides Scrum.

  • Experience with 1 or more scaled Agile frameworks (SAFe, LeSS, DAD, Nexus).

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: HS/GED

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Expiration Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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