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Associate Principal, IT Governance: Scrum / Agile

Company: Options Clearing Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

What You'll Do:This role is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining agile and business systems data governance policies, procedures, and standards. The role will collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish governance metrics that support compliance with governance policies and guidelines.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.Work with a team to develop and execute a comprehensive product strategy aligned with company goals and objectives.Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to story refinement and product backlog maintenance.Act as a point of contact for stakeholders regarding the product backlog and product developmentElicit, interpret, lead requirement workshop discussions with stakeholders and/or product owners; assist in the development of backlog items and acceptance criteria.Work with internal and external stakeholders to understand their needs and ensure that they are reflected in the product backlog.Assist and or directly facilitate product demo sessions to key stakeholders and business users.Drive or coordinate preparation of presentation materials and reports.Drive efforts to guide and coach delivery teams to self-organize and achieve objectives, without assigning or dictating the workContribute to a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolvedParticipate in and lead regular assessments of Agile Maturity and use the results to guide improved performance though product enhancements or reporting.Drive internal and external communication, improving transparency, and information radiationProactively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project dataSupervisory Responsibilities:NoneQualifications:The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions. Required Good understanding of Agile product management methodologies, product lifecycle and product development processes. Required Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills Required Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, including ability to interact effectively with peers, all levels of management, regulators and member firms Required Ability to work effectively with and lead cross-functional teams Required Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Required Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate facts, and prepare and present concise oral and written reports Required Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously Required Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Required Must be able to work under deadlines and manage multiple tasks Required Self-directed; Ability to work both independently with minimal direction or oversight in a team-oriented, collaborative environment Required Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary Required Understands Agile values and principles and can guide and coach teams, and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices Required Ability to work under minimal supervision Required Demonstrated experience and success with organizational process design and implementation Required Understands backlog tracking, Scrum and Kanban based metrics Preferred Experience in running demos and retrospectives Required Demonstrate sound judgment and strong reasoning skills as well as good analytical and problem-solving abilities Required Ability to review large amounts of data and analyze and spot trends and provide analysis and insights Required Experience consolidating data from multiple data sourcesTechnical Skills: Required Experience with Agile PLM tools like JIRA, Portfolio for JIRA, Rally, VersionOne, etc. Required Proven ability to work with toolsets including, but not limited to Jira, MS Project, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and PowerPoint Required Basic understanding of IT infrastructure and IT systems design Required Familiarity within a ticketing system such as ServiceNowEducation and/or Experience: Required bachelor's degree in information technology or 4+ years equivalent work experience Required Strong understanding of general Business Systems Governance Preferred Strong knowledge of Agile/Scrum principles and practices Preferred 1+ year of experience with JIRA, Tableau or Alteryx Required Ability to anticipate issues based on experience to help the team avoid or resolve the issues Preferred Experience working in the financial services industryCertificates or Licenses: Preferred Scrum Master Certified preferred Preferred ITIL Foundations certification preferred Preferred PMP certified preferredWho We AreThe Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at .What We OfferA highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:A hybrid work environment, up to 2 days per week of remote workTuition Reimbursement to support your continued educationStudent Loan Repayment AssistanceTechnology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotelyGenerous PTO and Parental leaveCompetitive health benefits including medical, dental and visionStep 1When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.Step 2You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.Step 3If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.For more information about OCC, please click here.OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employerby Jobble

Keywords: Options Clearing Corporation, Chicago , Associate Principal, IT Governance: Scrum / Agile, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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