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Manager-Scrum Master

Job ID R4519 Updated date 06/07/2016 Locations Vienna, Virginia
Towers Crescent (12066), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Manager-Scrum Master

Like living life in the fast lane? Come be agile with us.

Capital One - a top 10 US bank is using technology to bring ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking - needs Scrum Masters (SMs) to help build APIs for internal and external developers. Today, we are a high-tech company, a scientific laboratory, and a nationally recognized brand all in one. We are a passionate and entrepreneurial team that embraces bold ideas, fosters collaboration, and delivers world-class products and services that touch tens of millions of customers. And we are looking for great technologists to join our team! 

In the SM role, you'll serve as the servant leader for your team(s) by ensuring clear communication and organization of all team objectives. The SM will drive the scrum process focused on delivery and driving continuous improvement of the team, along with maintaining product backlog and release plan. The SM will facilitate team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's sprint goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team. You will work side-by-side with product owners and other Agile team members to build Customer and Product centric APIs.

Responsibilites: 
-Serving as Scrum Master for up to two Agile teams, focused on developing APIs in a DevOps culture
-Coaching teams on the basics of Scrum and applying Kanban visualizations and metrics (as needed). In simple terms ... Upholding Agile values and principles; facilitating Agile ceremonies; pushing lean methodologies and automation
-Focusing teams to deliver value quickly
-Fostering a motivating culture of openness, collaboration, and continuous improvement
-Coordinating across other Agile teams for complex projects
-Leveraging data to measuring & monitoring progress against commitments 
-Resolving and/or escalating impediments to help your team ship code 

Your experience probably includes a few of these, or if not, you're ready to start learning: 
-2+ years of professional experience leading Agile teams on technology projects
-Relevant Agile training and certifications
-Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
- Experience with Kanban, Lean Adaptive Systems, Dev Ops Culture, Extreme Programming practices (ATDD, Swarming, Design-Driven Development, pair programming etc.)
-Experience managing projects and/or system integrations that are somewhat complex
-Experience working independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment 

Your interests: 
-You enjoy being on cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering solutions on an aggressive schedule
-You're not content simply facilitating and regularly look for ways to roll up your sleeves to help the team meet commitments 
-You have a knack for spotting and resolving ambiguity
-You care deeply about those around you and like to use your wit to motivate them
-You enjoy learning new things and mentoring more junior team members
-You look first to try to prevent problems, but eagerly dig in to solve them when they arise
-To you, the spirit of the team is just as important as the product it produces

Basic Qualifications: 
- Bachelor’s Degree or military experience  
- At least 4 years of professional experience working in Agile teams 
- At least 4 years in technology delivery
- Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Professional

Preferred Qualifications: 
-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science 
-3 years of experience facilitating Agile teams on technology projects 
-5 years of experience managing projects
-1 year of experience around API development
- Agile coaching certification
-Scaled Agilist or SAFe Program Consultant Certification  
 

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position. No agencies please Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; Newark, New Jersey Ordinance 12-1630; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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