Agile Coach, Execution & Delivery - Execution & Delivery

Closing Date: 
November 19, 2018

Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location:
Calgary, AB (primary)

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Job Type:  
Permanent Full-time

Helping Albertans achieve their dreams by turning the complex world of banking into brilliantly simple solutions. That’s ATB. Is that you?

We can transform banking, reimagine it, make banking work for people. We’re on a journey  to make meaningful impacts on an industry that has the power to transform a person’s life. When we talk about transformation at ATB Financial, we’re not just talking about pie in the sky ideas, we’re listening and collaborating to bring those ideas to life. To put it simply, we’re on a mission to reinvent how banking can support people's lives. We’re going to  provide meaningful solutions to problems, deepen our connection with customers and while we’re at it, transform ourselves from the inside out. 

We need collaborative visionaries and executors who are eager to listen to our customers in order to do things other banks wouldn’t do. We’re building a team of relentless, passionate and inquisitive ATB transformers to build our bench strength in disrupting ourselves before we get disrupted. 

Want to be a part of our story? If you’re looking for an organization where you can use your talents to do remarkable things, you may be the alpha to our beta and we encourage you to read on.

TEAM TRANSFORMATION:

We’re invested in transparency being a key part of our recruitment process, so we encourage you to check out and join our Team Transformation Talent Community on LinkedIn to gain real insight on our culture and what it's really like to be an ATB Transformer. You can check it out and join us at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13551363.

Also, to learn more our work and the transformative projects we have on the go connect with us at https://atbalphabeta.com/.

Agile Coach - Execution and Delivery

The Agile Coach will provide hands-on support and guidance to specialized Agile teams and stakeholders to recommend and develop best practices for the delivery of Agile projects and timelines. This role will be responsible for providing a variety of teams with coaching plans and strategies that assess their capabilities and capacities. Their leadership and unparalleled expertise inspires others at every level, and provides every Agile team the tools, empowerment, capability and independence they need. The coach will be responsible for helping grow the Scrum Master and Agile community. This role will effectively coach multiple concurrent projects and ensure they continue to transform banking, exceed customer expectations and deliver on project objectives.

What you get to do:

  • Coach agile teams in the methodology of agile.

  • Working in collaboration with others this role will help develop strategies, standards and requirements for the agile process. 

  • Lead teams on how to use Agile practices to produce high quality products that meet user story acceptance criteria and satisfy customer needs.

  • Take Agile projects from initiation through release, provide oversight to ensure alignment of Agile/Scrum practices, including but not limited to: project kick-off, sprint, release and deployment planning.

  • Facilitate discussion leading to collective decision-making, goal setting and conflict resolution within the team.

  • Be a thought leader on Agile methodology with a passion for relationship building:

  • Act as a liaison between the product owner, development team, and management in order to ensure that the requirements are met.

  • Guides the team to be self-organized to advance the Agile Scrum best practices.

  • Provide training to employees on the agile process. 

  • Communicate and report team progress, status updates, product demos and accomplishments ensuring transparency of progress and outcomes.

  • Provide proactive coaching to the team and recommend continuous improvement of processes and tools to optimize team productivity, quality and speed-to-market.

  • Coaches multiple projects and interfaces with product owners.

  • Remove obstacles to delivery success through the proactive management of external dependencies, team problem-solving and the development of new solutions or approaches to ongoing challenges.

  • Facilitate and engage in business analysis, user experience and technical conversations across platforms and multiple levels of influence.

  • Collaborate with other ATB Agile Coaches to facilitate increasing maturity and effectiveness in the application of Agile across the organization.

WHAT YOU BRING:

University degree in business administration or management, or a combination of education, experience and training.

  • 3+ years experience in an Agile and/or Traditional Project Management environment (medium-to-large scale initiatives) using influence to facilitate outcomes.

  • Agile Management Framework and well documented Agile techniques (User Stories, Burndown techniques, Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous testing, etc.).

  • Demonstrated experience being collaborative, team oriented and are comfortable managing relationships across the organization in a wide range of roles and at differing levels across the organization. 

  • A passion for agile and know when and how to advocate and temper this enthusiasm in the context of a large, organizational transformation. 

  • Strong experience in communicating complex information and concepts to a variety of audiences, including executive management to support decision making (written and verbal).

  • Possesses working knowledge of contemporary agile project management tools such as Jira and Confluence.

  • The ability to motivate and model open communication to help surface issues for faster resolution.                                                                                                               

  • Experience working in a dependent multi agile team environment.

  • Financial institution knowledge is considered an asset.

ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESS:

  • You focus on impact over hard work: what isn't of a concern is the hours you work, but your results and impact on team members and customers

  • You like to solve difficult problems, together: no one said transforming banking was going to be easy, but we’re collectively reimagining it and there are no solo heroes welcome

  • You operate with a mentality of Build-Measure-Learn: our agile mindset is not just for our technical teams, it's a mindset that every one of us is asked to operate from. We move fast, we make mistakes but we measure the impact, learn, grow and change as a result 

  • You focus on 10X and leave the incremental thinking at home: if something doesn't have significant impact, you are the person to challenge whether or not it's worth doing

  • You do it with passion or not at all: you’re inspired by our purpose and you see the link between yourself and the work you are doing to transform banking 

  • You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable: we won’t always have the answers and change is a constant in our world. As a Transformer you trust in our vision and own an attitude of willingness and patience 

  • You keep the customer at the heart of everything you do: Empathy is a core driver in which you navigate the world. You don’t build products, processes and solutions for the sake of checking something off your checklist, you build with the end user in mind, openly engaging new ideas, listening with intent and making decisions with the desire to balance both compassion with logical reasoning.

As a team member with the Transformation team at ATB, you can expect: 

  • No day will ever be the same - we’re learning, iterating and making big steps towards our vision of transforming an entire industry, everyday

  • The ability to grow a career within an inspiring, impact focused culture where you are surrounded by changemakers and leaders that empower you to use your voice to make banking work for people

  • To be a part of the energy of an organization that is unlike any other, where you may pinch yourself on the daily and wonder how you got so lucky

  • Bragging rights! You get to call yourself a Transformer and an ATBer and know you play a direct role in helping us become a cutting edge financial institution (it’s going to feel more like a technology company, but either way it’s hella cool.) 

 And being part of ATB Financial you get:

  • An excellent benefits and pension package, opportunities for career advancement, and a financial institution that’s leading the way in change – now you’re talking about a career with a company that allows you to grow. 

  • Amazing benefits for your everyday banking, mortgages, loans and investments needs.

  • Be a part of an award-winning employer-of-choice – we have the best of the best working for Albertans.

If you want to know more, read our employer reviews visit our Glassdoor page.

Online applications are preferred. ATB Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the high number of resumes we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If your application is shortlisted, we might ask you to participate in a digital interview.

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