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Agile Coach - Technology PMO

Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P (HO)
St Louis, MO 63103
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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 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
Edward Jones is seeking an Agile Coach to connect firm level strategy and prioritization to the operational activities of the Product and Agile Center of Excellence, product management, teamwork, and responsibility-based management. The Enterprise Agile Coach mentors, provides insights, guides the firm, other Agile Coaches, its leaders, and its teams in the implementation and relentless improvement of agile processes and tools to ensure effective outcomes for the firm using a Lean-Agile mindset. The Enterprise Agile Coach will work at all levels with a focus on Executive leadership level.

*The goal of an Agile Coach is to be a leader of and helps to innovate and relentlessly improve the Product and Agile Center of Excellence. They will develop teams of teams, partner with leaders on mindset shifts and mentor other Agile Coaches, Release Train Engineers, Product Delivery Managers, Product Owners, Product Managers and Scrum Masters. They will coach teams and individuals at all levels on gaining and maintaining a Lean-Agile mindset and support building high performing teams and Agile Release Trains. *
*The Agile Coach works across divisions to not only define Agile processes, tools, and metrics for the organization, but also helps teams and its leaders implement those processes and tools and is aligned with the strategies of the Product and Agile Center of Excellence.*

The Agile Coach is a leader and champions 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 other leaders and coaches in the Product and Agile Center of Excellence. The Agile Coach will lead relentless improvement and foster a continuous learning environment.
*Decision Making:*
* Will make decisions that ensure successful integration of programs and products across divisions
* Will engage with leaders across divisions to plan and execute cross-divisional planning meetings (i.e. Program Increment planning sessions)
* Must understand when to escalate decisions to the Product and Agile Center of Excellence and senior and executive leadership
*Span of Influence:*
* Will work independently and proactively
* Responsible to and positively represent the Agile Program Management Office (APMO) and the Product & Agile Center of Excellence
* Advise and recommend actions with multiple business champions, project teams, vendors, and all levels of leadership.
* Collaborate with Technology and cross-divisional leaders to ensure technology vision alignment

*Key Responsibilities:*
* Provide and lead strategic consulting and support for cross-divisional and firm-wide initiatives.
* Communication and facilitation for executive leadership
* Be an Agile and Product leader as part of the Product and Agile Center of Excellence
* Provide strategic input and influence and continuously innovate
* Mentor and coach other Agile Coaches and team members.
* Values principles over practices and uses this to understand what guidance is more appropriate
* 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 organization
* Work closely with Agile teams, Scrum Masters and Product Owners to determine strengths and weaknesses and set action plans for 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)
* Coach and offer guidance to other Agile Coaches
* 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
*Qualifications*
* 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 C suite and Executive leaders across the firm
* 3+ years of experience in coaching/training/facilitating C suite and Executive leaders through a large-scale Business and Agile Transformation
* 3+ Experience enabling C Suite and Exec leaders with the mindset shifts necessary for a successful Business and Agile Transformation
* Business and Agile transformation required


* FORTUNE 2020 Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
* From FORTUNE 2020 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.

* Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
* 2020 Corporate Equality Index Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
* Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
* Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
* The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firms 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.


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](https://careers.edwardjones.com/compensation-and-values/) 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:
Posted: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-07-15
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