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Agile Program Manager

Job ID 71221 Date 03/25/2017 Toronto, Canada
The Digital Factory is an innovation hub with a clear and well-supported mandate to transform the way banking technology is delivered, by re-imaging the customer experience, to deliver new digital value propositions. We have the support and experience of one of the world’s largest banks behind us and a talented, and growing, team of industry leaders driving us forward.

Do you want to help us reinvent how people bank? At the Scotiabank Digital Factory, we are passionate about transforming the customer experience. 

We’re looking to fill our team with influencers, makers, creators and leaders who are flexible, curious, adventurous, versatile and responsive; and who are ready to roll up their sleeves in a collaborative and productive environment to get things done. 

By joining our team, you will make an impact on our customers, the banking industry, and ultimately, the world.

The Agile Program Manager will provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership, program management and coaching skills, supporting the Digital Enterprise transformation. They will be responsible for coaching the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from the Enterprise DBU while promoting self-management and constantly improving our standards of work. They will serve as liaison between Enterprise Agile Communities of Practice both technical and non-technical, communicating with leadership and other cross functional areas.
They should have an understanding of emerging digital technologies, project management and life cycle development.

Major Accountabilities

Specifically, the Agile Program Manager will:

Support Enterprise Agile Teams:
Organize and facilitate Agile training programs where applicable
Track and communicate Enterprise team impediment and challenges
Establish control function relationships (risk, compliance, audit, legal, IS&C)
Support Enterprise to capitalize on learnings across communities of practice
Act as a change agent for Enterprise Communities to support and facilitate onboarding and changing of teams
Support Agile practice and governance with respect to process and documentation (i.e. ensuring consistency across geographies with respect to Agile activities such as Confluence, JIRA, DOD)
Ensure enterprise teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
Manage program teams and relationships ensuring Agile teams are cohesive and operating to Enterprise objectives and priorities
Support Enterprise Agile teams to maintain the momentum of the initiative against a background of change and occasionally conflicting priorities

Key Competencies/Work Experience:
Has excellent skills in relationship and general business management
Excellent logic, analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail and a passion to proactively seek ways to improve processes and make a difference 
With expert team building and facilitation skills, has the ability to coach enterprise leaders and teams to reach their highest potential
Strong influencing and negotiation skills
“Self-motivated” and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as delegated; creative, resourceful and innovative at tackling complex problems and challenges 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work with diverse personality types and a “team-player” with the ability to work within a collaborative environment
“Self-confidence” to be assertive when taking a position and can constructively resolve problems; able to handle constructive feedback well
Ability to understand complex Enterprise issues
Thorough understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures and a thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
Bachelor’s degree/ diploma in Engineering / Computer Science/Business, or equivalent
Professional Certification is an asset
3 - 5 years of Program Management experience
1 – 3 years of Agile experience
Self-taught and self-teaching, with a demonstrated aptitude for acquiring knowledge and skills. 

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of banking, click the “Apply now” button to submit your application.  We are hiring for a variety of high impact technical roles (design/agile/full stack/devops).  If you are curious but aren’t sure this role is right for you please contact us anyway - we’re moving fast and looking for the best and brightest to take us to the next level.

Learn more about the Factory:
- We are growing fast and looking for team members to help us build an industry leading fintech innovation hub
- We invite and encourage collaboration with a broad range of industry disruptors and innovators
- We have the stability and resources of Scotiabank, a multinational financial institution, as well as a world class team of designers and engineers with the energy and talent of a leading startup

As Canada’s international bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. Scotiabankers hail from over 120 countries, speak more than 100 languages and serve over 23 million customers globally. As a highly diverse company, we know that an inclusive environment for employees and customers helps everyone achieve their best. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide a positive recruitment experience.

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