Agile Delivery Program Lead/Sr Scrum Master-Data & Analytics/Equities IT project experience

Synechron Inc.
Charlotte, USA
23 Jul 2022
11 Aug 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
This is a hands-on Scrum Master role with focus on delivering results on-time, in-full to the expected quality levels. Accountable for overall team performance for one of more Scrum Teams, ensuring that deliverables are clearly understood, planned, and executed with attention to detail and entrepreneurial ownership and approach to coordinating across teams and managing delivery.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating and coaching the Sprint Planning, Sprint Retro and Sprint Review events to ensure they have the desired outcome
  • Leading the Scrum Team on effective Daily Scrum and crafting Sprint Goals
  • Acting as a point of contact for the team - to ease the collaboration with the wider organization
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Working with the Product Owner, BA (Proxy Product Owner) and Scrum Team in product planning and process control
  • Driving the team on how to get the most out of self-organisation and filling in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organisation.
  • Working with the Scrum Team to remove blockers, including working with the wider development organisation to highlight and resolve impediments
  • Coaching the Scrum Team in Product Backlog Item (PBI) writing techniques (e.g., 3Cs, User Stories, Use Cases etc.)
  • Working with the Proxy and Product Owner to establish project roadmaps and project timescales • Working with stakeholders at all levels, to help set expectations
  • Coaching the Scrum Team to work with outside influences (e.g., Production Issues and other high priority work)
  • Coaching the team in Agile Development Practices (e.g., Swarming, T-Shaping, TDD, BDD, Automated Testing)
  • Working with the Development Managers & QA Managers to help develop individuals
  • Working within the Agile Community of Practice, to coach teams and the organisation to adopt the Scrum Framework

Skills/Experience Required:
  • Experience is playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) certification, or similar, would be expected.
  • Experience of working within a multi-team environment, where scrum team's success and output relies on collaborating, synchronising, and working with other scrum teams and the wider enterprise.
  • Strong partner management and influencing skills
  • Strong and confident social skills, able to build close relationships and interact with colleagues at various levels
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, tam building, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Strong understanding of JIRA, agile metrics, and Kanban techniques.
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team (Cloud, Java, Microservices).
  • Ability to translate vision and strategy into clear priorities and direction
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with data management and data focussed projects.
  • Good experience in AWS preferred.
  • Proven hands-on experience in delivering large-scale technical programmes
  • Proven experience of working in a large scale, Financial Services, Top Tier Investment or Retail Bank or a wider Financial Services Organisation
  • Understanding of financial and related market data.
  • Experience working in a financial information technology environment (i.e., Financial Services, FinTech, Investment Management, etc)
  • Experience of working in a sophisticated, high-paced environment with a global team.
  • Index and Benchmark domain knowledge would be a plus
  • Experience in managing delivery teams.
  • Stakeholder engagement experience up to senior level, alongside the management of external client/vendor relationships.


Diversity & Inclusion are fundamental to our culture, and Synechron is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative 'Same Difference' is committed to fostering an inclusive culture - promoting equality, diversity and an environment that is respectful to all. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce helps build stronger, successful businesses as a global company. We encourage applicants from across diverse backgrounds, race, ethnicities, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientations, or disabilities to apply. We empower our global workforce by offering flexible workplace arrangements, mentoring, internal mobility, learning and development programs, and more.

All employment decisions at Synechron are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to the applicant's gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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