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Enterprise Agile Coach

London Stock Exchange Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 10, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
LSEG and Microsoft have entered an exciting strategic partnership for the development of next-generation data, analytics and cloud infrastructure solutions. Our customers' needs are evolving and so are financial markets. This partnership will transform the way customers discover, analyse and trade securities around the world. It will also advance our cloud strategy and build the improved resilience, efficiency and agility that our customers need. All of Microsoft's customers will also have access to our data and analytics capabilities through a single flexible infrastructure that is intuitive and responsive.

The partnership will deliver against its bold objectives by adopting a Product-centric, Agile operating model in which we iteratively build solutions in close collaboration with our customers, and openly connect team execution to our Product and strategic goals.

Transitioning to new ways of working will require a shift in approach, processes and ways of working. This shift will be orchestrated by the transformation team, in which this role will reside. The role of Enterprise Agility Implementation Expert will be crucial as a pragmatic, hands-on position evolving our organizational agility. The role will serve as a close partner with leaders and teams at all levels, discovering and understanding difficulties, opportunities and systemic impediments, and enabling context-appropriate solutions.

As an Enterprise Agility Implementation Expert, you will take a system-level view, equipping leaders and teams with the tools, techniques and approaches that will enable them to own and evolve their transition to an Agile and Product way of working. You will clearly connect your interventions, solutions and activities to customer and commercial value, with a focus on small 'A' agility being merely a means to a business end. Through your empathy, expertise and effectiveness you will supply to LSEG achieving the high-reaching goals we have set out in our partnership with Microsoft.

Main Responsibilities:

• Lead end-to-end business agility transformation multiple levels (teams, Products/Platforms, organisation), working across the LSEG-Microsoft partnership to build and support an agile ecosystem

• Enable an evolution across the partnership towards a coherent set of core practices, processes and behaviours where appropriate and enabling teams to achieve better outcomes

• Act as a coach at multiple levels, facilitating the adoption and evolution of business agility

• Advocate and facilitate a culture shift within the organization, promoting an agile mentality and behaviors and ensuring these principles are deeply ingrained in our everyday work

• Develop learning paths, supported by learning and training approaches that enable individuals and teams to advance towards their business outcomes

• Ensure a thorough approach to impediment identification and removal at all levels, with a focus on identifying systematic themes and opportunities

• Act as a guide on enabling agile metrics to enable teams and the organisation to drive better outcomes, with an emphasis on end-to-end flow

• Develop a continuous improvement environment, encouraging teams to inspect and adapt their practices to increase effectiveness

In this role, you will:

• Influence people across the Partnership to help implement business agility standard processes

• Work closely with Microsoft to ensure best practices are sought and incorporated into LSEG's Agile and Product way of working

• Be emotionally intelligent, meeting people where they are and helping them own their own journey to agility

• Ruthlessly prioritise interventions and activities to have maximum impact on business outcomes and results

• Collaborate with scrum masters, agile coaches, Product and Technology leaders and senior leadership

• Build relationships across the organisation and help drive and support the enterprise level drive for agility and Product-centricity

• Provide regular feedback regarding scope, roadblocks, concerns to your colleagues and key stakeholders

Skills / experience required

• At least five years experience in agility coaching at scale

• Deep lean/agile skills, knowledge and practical expertise

• Deep understanding of major agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Nexus, LeSS, or Scrum @ Scale) with experience of at least one major scaling framework

• Experience in implementing, training and coaching Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)

• Excellent skills in Facilitation, Training, Mentoring, and Professional Coaching

• Strong social and emotional intelligence

• Expertise in agility metrics and how to best surface them from core workflow tooling, such as Azure DevOps

• Good understanding of technical practices (test automation, continuous integration etc.) and an ability to credibly engage with engineers

• Good understanding of Product Management practices (discovery, hypothesis driven development, prioritisation approaches etc.)

• Commercially astute and able to link activities to commercial outcomes

LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. Our purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

Our purpose is the foundation on which our culture is built. Our values of Integrity, Partnership , Excellence and Change underpin our purpose and set the standard for everything we do, every day. They go to the heart of who we are and guide our decision making and everyday actions.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 65 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs.

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