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Prudential

Agile Coach (R-107767)

Retail

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Newark, New Jersey, United States

Job Classification:

Technology - Project Mgmt/Business Analysis

About PGIM:

PGIM Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, New Jersey, London, Tokyo and Singapore. As of December 31, 2019, the firm has $851 billion of assets under management including $365 billion in institutional assets, $159 billion in retail assets, and $327 billion in proprietary assets. Over 790 institutional asset owners have entrusted PGIM Fixed Income with their assets.

Who We Look For:

In PGIM Fixed Income, our technology group is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with exciting changes on the horizon under new senior leadership. We are looking for a dynamic, agile-minded Scrum Master to help drive a new Agile transformation initiative within our Global technology divisions. Our ideal candidate will not only act as an instrument of change but will act as a primary a liaison between business and technology. As a scrum master, you are a “servant leader” and coach for your specific agile value stream team members, helping to facilitate the agile process and remove any blockers which may be impeding delivery. You are responsible for exhibiting “Agile leadership” and helping to build a high-performing team. Specifically, you are responsible for teaching and coaching team practices, facilitating meetings for your scrum team, helping your scrum team eliminate impediments, facilitating flow of work and driving delivery. If this sounds interesting, then PGIM may be the place for you.

What You Will Do:

  • Promote and act as a change agent for a new delivery methodology for our Global Fixed Income Technology Solutions Group
  • Work with our executive team in prioritizing and transforming Agile-based organizational strategies into technology and business initiatives.
  • Implement & oversee best practices for Agile change ceremonies at team and program level (daily scrums, sprint planning, retrospectives, scrum of scrum, PO Sync, pre program increment planning, inspect and adapt, system demos, program increments etc) at the macro/micro level.
  • Establish best practices for feature determination, story creation and backlog grooming.
  • Act as change champion in being a driving force in all delivery and change methodologies.
  • Align with internal & external partners to establish a unique organizational Agile transformation.
  • Create success criteria, metrics and reporting frameworks for existing and new initiatives.
  • Work closely with architects, application developers, testing and support teams to implement Agile practices throughout the DevOps pipeline and software development lifecycle.
  • Lead the team of scrum masters aligned to the our seven business aligned product teams.
  • Assist in the recruitment and coaching of current and future Product Owners and Scrum Masters.

Skills You Will Need:

  • 7-10+ years of experience acting as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach.
  • Deep experience with acting as scrum lead and Agile coach while, on occasion, simultaneously acting a practicing scrum master.
  • Strong understanding of software engineering and development, database management or infrastructure engineering.
  • Recent experience acting as a scrum master as well as Agile coach.
  • Experience Driving Delivery through agile cadence
  • Comfortable leading and inspiring an organization through major programs of change
  • Establish, evangelizing and educating change programs to a technology and business audience.
  • Hands-on experience in driving an Agile or transformation directly within a technology environment and familiar with assisting teams transitioning from waterfall to Agile delivery
  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring Agile team resource utilization and creating delivery reporting frameworks eg. Burndown charts, story grooming, tracking velocity and capacity etc.
  • Highly experienced in delivering through matrix managed product-aligned delivery teams.
  • Exposure to working in a possible Release Train Engineer role
  • Familiar with best-practice application development information security – DevSecOps
  • SAFe, Scaled Agile, SCRUM or CSM Certification.
  • Ideally, investment management and/or financial services experience.

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Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit [Register to View] to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at [Register to View] to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

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