1+ months

Department Leader - Technology - REMOTE

Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P (HO)
St Louis, MO 63103 Work Remotely
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.



* We are looking for a Digital Portfolio Strategy Execution Senior Leader to join the Technology divisions Agile Program Management Office (APMO) to lead large-scale technology and business program deliverables including strategy, cadences, metrics, cross-project dependencies, risks, program execution and change management. You will guide leaders and teams in the execution of product & agile initiatives to deliver customer value and extraordinary experiences. We are looking for a driven servant-leader with experience in large-scale transformation and organization change management in addition to developing Agile operations and governance. This leader works closely with TECH leaders, Division leaders and product managers for strategic alignment, program prioritization and execution. You will provide division leadership and stakeholders visibility into the general health of Technology products and projects using outcomes-based reporting and meaningful measures.






The APMO facilitates the coordination of large-scale programs and assists with removing and escalating cross-project and cross-team roadblocks impacting the portfolio deliverables. The APMO bridges agile project management methods and tools to an agile construct and reinforces a culture of business agility and relentless learning.

We trust that you will:


Have a strong understanding of Product management, Agile, Lean, and Automation concepts and practices


Define, develop, and execute on various Agile, initiatives, adoptions, and change strategies within a rapidly changing, complex, and matrixed environment.


Interface with key stakeholders to oversee and execute on multiple concurrent Technology digital strategy initiatives focused on process improvements resulting in reduced cycle time.


Develop the necessary operations and governance models for initiatives once implemented.





Develop target roles, skills and organizational design in support of Product & Agile transitions.


Be accountable to help Technology teams effectively deploy Product & Agile methodologies toward meeting program commitments.


Train and coach teams on the concepts, implementation and practice of Agile methodologies.


Work closely and interactively with leaders across Jones to provide training and coaching for their Product & Agile transformation journey.


Prepare reports & insights for firm levels regarding the progress of digital strategy initiatives.





Utilize in-depth knowledge of the Product Management and lean Agile framework to recommend innovations that enhance and/or provide a competitive advantage to the organization.




WE VALUE:


Agile experience in: Leading organizational-level Product & Agile transformation activities. Coaching development teams in theory and practice of Agile. Product development role in an Agile environment (e.g., Scrum Master, Product Owner or Sprint Team member.) Facilitating Program Increment planning events for a global organization. Leading discussions with Sr. Leadership on Lean-Agile principles


Certified SPC (and/or other Agile certifications)


Strong negotiation skills.





Excellent written and oral communication skills


Strong analytical skills and innovative mindset.


Strong project management skills including the ability to manage priorities and workflow.


Demonstrated impact on business-related targets.


Value Stream Mapping experience.







We are looking for a Digital Portfolio Strategy Execution Senior Leader to join the Technology divisions Agile Program Management Office (APMO) to lead large-scale technology and business program deliverables including strategy, cadences, metrics, cross-project dependencies, risks, program execution and change management. You will guide leaders and teams in the execution of product & agile initiatives to deliver customer value and extraordinary experiences. We are looking for a driven servant-leader with experience in large-scale transformation and organization change management in addition to developing Agile operations and governance. This leader works closely with TECH leaders, Division leaders and product managers for strategic alignment, program prioritization and execution. You will provide division leadership and stakeholders visibility into the general health of Technology products and projects using outcomes-based reporting and meaningful measures.






The APMO facilitates the coordination of large-scale programs and assists with removing and escalating cross-project and cross-team roadblocks impacting the portfolio deliverables. The APMO bridges agile project management methods and tools to an agile construct and reinforces a culture of business agility and relentless learning.

We trust that you will:


Have a strong understanding of Product management, Agile, Lean, and Automation concepts and practices


Define, develop, and execute on various Agile, initiatives, adoptions, and change strategies within a rapidly changing, complex, and matrixed environment.


Interface with key stakeholders to oversee and execute on multiple concurrent Technology digital strategy initiatives focused on process improvements resulting in reduced cycle time.


Develop the necessary operations and governance models for initiatives once implemented.





Develop target roles, skills and organizational design in support of Product & Agile transitions.


Be accountable to help Technology teams effectively deploy Product & Agile methodologies toward meeting program commitments.


Train and coach teams on the concepts, implementation and practice of Agile methodologies.


Work closely and interactively with leaders across Jones to provide training and coaching for their Product & Agile transformation journey.


Prepare reports & insights for firm levels regarding the progress of digital strategy initiatives.





Utilize in-depth knowledge of the Product Management and lean Agile framework to recommend innovations that enhance and/or provide a competitive advantage to the organization.




WE VALUE:


Agile experience in: Leading organizational-level Product & Agile transformation activities. Coaching development teams in theory and practice of Agile. Product development role in an Agile environment (e.g., Scrum Master, Product Owner or Sprint Team member.) Facilitating Program Increment planning events for a global organization. Leading discussions with Sr. Leadership on Lean-Agile principles


Certified SPC (and/or other Agile certifications)





Strong analytical skills and innovative mindset.


Strong project management skills including the ability to manage priorities and workflow.


Demonstrated impact on business-related targets.


Value Stream Mapping experience.

About You:

Minimum of 7 years of experience directly related to Information Systems technology with at least 3 years of Team Leader (or equivalent) responsibilities preferred.


Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of Agile, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration.

Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using Product & Agile tools:

Agile Project Management tools such as Azure DevOps, JIRA, VersionOne or equivalent






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* FORTUNE 2020 Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
* From FORTUNE 2020 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.

* Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
* 2020 Corporate Equality Index Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
* Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
* Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
* The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firms 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.


Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Posted: 2021-01-22 Expires: 2021-03-28

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