Agile Practice Lead (US)

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Department Overview

The Agile Practice Lead is accountable for building, maintaining and evolving the culture and community of Agile Practitioners. The role oversees a team of Agile practitioners, and is responsible for coaching on knowledge, skills and performance, building and evolving the Practice's capabilities, and advising practitioners on their work to ensure solutions are sound.

Job Description

Provides people management leadership by hiring the best talent, setting goals, developing staff, managing employee performance and compensation decisions, promoting teamwork and handling any/all disciplinary actions, as required
Recognized as an Agile expert whose focus is on the coaching and training of practitioners
People leader with expert knowledge of Agile disciplines and practices
Deep expertise and knowledge of TD frameworks and Agile methodology, tools, best practices, processes and procedures, as well as broader organization issues
Proven ability in managing large teams
Provides guidance on the work of practitioners as related to the quality of product(s)/work being produced, delivered & speed of delivery / to market
Ability to provide guidance and oversight to multiple teams, growing capability across the organization
Quickly adapts to customer, stakeholder and regulatory needs in collaboration with Platform and Journey teams
Experienced in the continuous assessment of Practitioners and their craft to ensure enterprise practice standards are upheld
Provides leadership and guidance to several teams and solves cross-department issues;
Participates in the development of business and practice strategies
Expert collaborator with ability to bring diverse teams together to achieve a common goal
Resolves most unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business
Offers advice, guidance and training on how to transition to and operate in scaled delivery environments across all levels
Understands multiple scaling approaches and leverages industry best practices to support the best outcomes

Job Requirements

  • Must be eligible for employment under regulatory standards applicable to the position.

  • Undergraduate or post graduate degree
    Certified Scrum Master and/or Certified Scrum Master in scaled Agile framework (e.g., SAFE) and 7+ years of Scrum Master experience
    Typically requires 10 years of Agile experience
    5+ years' experience as an Agile coach involved in large-scale Agile transformations
    Expert knowledge of Agile principles and practices, with extensive experience working in an Agile
    Advanced knowledge of agile theory, methodology - including scaling -, techniques, rules, and practices, estimating / sizing, product management, planning, forecasting, conflict resolution, coaching / leverage models, capacity and capability building and facilitation
    Knowledge of current and emerging competitor and market trends
    Ability to establish goals and objectives that support the strategic plan and delivery execution for multiple and/or scaled teams
    Ability to contribute to strategic direction of the function and provide advice to the team and all levels of leadership
    Ability to support forecasting initiatives and demand in order to help develop annual strategic plan
    Advanced ability to lead, plan, implement and evaluate work commitments to ensure completion of product initiatives
    Skill in preparing and managing budgets and resource allocation
    Advanced skill in mentoring, coaching, listening, providing feedback and performance management
    Skill in using analytical software tools, data analysis methods and reporting techniques
    Skill in using computer applications including MS Office and industry standard Agile tools such as Jira and Confluence
    Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form to all levels and types of stakeholders (i.e. business, technology, sponsors and control functions)
    Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships across teams and functions
    Ability to work successfully as a member of a team and independently
    Ability to exercise sound judgement in making decisions
    Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines
    Ability handle confidential information with discretion

    Inclusiveness

    At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live in and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

    If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, email the TD Bank US Workplace Accommodations Program at USWAPTDO@td.com . Include your full name, best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.

    EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.