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Principal Associate, Agile Delivery Lead

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Job ID R114966 Updated date 06/15/2021
West Creek 5 (12075), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Principal Associate, Agile Delivery Lead

In the Agile Delivery Lead role, you'll ensure your teams’ delivery success by leveraging the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/etc.) to enable predictable, quality delivery while maintaining a focus on the continuous improvement of the team. The Agile Delivery Lead will optimize team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team. Understanding Agile Methodologies, Change Management, Release Management, and Project Management tools and processes are common skills in this role. 

General Responsibilities: 


- Serves as Scrum Master for one or more teams

- Ensures team(s) maintains focus on quality and continuous delivery

- Represents team in daily or Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting and clearly communicates team accomplishments, impediments, and downstream impacts

- Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments and progress  

- Be well managed –understand  and  coach  the  team  on  delivery  controls/compliance to minimize operational/reputational risk  

- Understands domain architecture and targets to identify upstream/downstream dependencies and to support the team in risk management  

- Proactively  identifies  impediments  and  appropriately  resolves  using  network  of  peers  and formal channels (including escalation if required) 

- Ensure solutions are implemented using optimal methods, strategies and processes within time and budget guidelines 

- Identify technical, performance, and other issues and proactively communicate with RTE and other stakeholders about best practices 

- Identify and manage risks, assumptions, and escalation

- Deliver event-related communications and status updates

- Analyzes metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve 

- Strong communication and collaboration skills

- Strong problem solving and influencing skills


- Integrates Agile & Lean principles into team practices and work products 

- Coaches Product Owner/team on backlog refinement and prioritization  

- Demonstrates ability to balance data with other factors when making decisions

- Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve  

- Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery  

- Developing understanding and encouragement of team's engineering innovation and improvement (Data Engineering practices, Dev Ops, etc.) 

- Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization  

- Developing ability to act as an Agile mentor/coach to other Scrum Masters or any Agile role 

- Agile & Technical Learning: Actively  seeks  and  participates  in  a  variety  of  learning opportunities  such  as  Communities  of  Practice,  conferences,  classroom  training  and independent study to further develop self and community 

Basic Qualifications:  

- Bachelor's Degree  

- At least 2 Years of Agile experience 

Preferred Qualifications:  

- 2+ Years of Agile experience   

- SAFe certified or ScrumAlliance CSM/CSP certification  

- PMP, Lean, Agile or Six Sigma 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 and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited 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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