Sr. Agile Lead
Fidelity & Guaranty Life Business Services

Des Moines, Iowa

Posted in Financial Services

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Job Summary

F&G is seeking a Senior Agile Lead to join our IT Delivery and Transformation Team in Enterprise Services. This position fulfills key roles in executing new "ways of working" and partnering with business areas to deliver value. The Senior Agile Lead will champion Agile values and principles in the organization, while fostering a culture of collaboration. They will work directly with Scrum and/or Kanban teams, Agile Coaches and Product Owners to help teams adopt agile practices, remove impediments, and improve transparency.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Guides Agile concepts and mindset among team members to ensure alignment and effective utilization
  • Apply and champion Agile concepts and frameworks to elevate Scrum/Kanban and team(s) ability to continuously deliver, increase velocity and reduce delivery risk
  • Responsible for ensuring Scrum/Kanban is understood and applied
  • Coaches the team to higher performance using appropriate coaching techniques and creating a culture of continuous improvement
  • Facilitates and supports Scrum/Kanban events effectively which may include Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Reviews/Demos and Retrospectives
  • Guides teams in self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Supports and educates the Product Owners on maximizing the value of the product and team via effective product backlog management
  • Removes impediments and protects the team from outside interruptions
  • Supports the team with internal and external communication, improving transparency and radiating information
  • Resolves impediments with other Agile Leads to increase the effectiveness of Scrum/Kanban in the organization
  • Works with Agile Coaches and Agile Leads to develop themselves and others within the role
  • Helps advance and improve Agile practices within the organization
  • Conducts team agile health assessments and leverage data-driven metrics to identify areas of improvement
  • Supports efforts to define, embrace, and celebrate our organizational culture
  • Collaborates with leadership to identify opportunities, facilitate conversations, and drive execution of solutions that improve cultural health
  • Trains and mentors new Agile Leads with less experience
Experience and Education Requirements
  • B.S. or B.A. required; advanced degree preferred
  • Scrum Master Certification A-CSM, PSM III or equivalent
  • 4-7 years' in a Scrum Master role for a team that was diligently applying Agile practices
  • 4-7 years' experience in supporting cross-functional teams and peer leadership
  • Experience within information technology integrations, development processes, CI/CD and integration architectures
  • Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence) knowledge a plus
  • Business Process Engineering, Six Sigma or Lean experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Financial Services industry a plus
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Deep knowledge and demonstrated application of Agile principles, practices, methodologies and tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in scaled Agile techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to coach teams in environments where Agile is not fully understood
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a variety of different individuals including executive leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and independently deliver on high complexity assignments
  • Exceptional presentation, facilitation, written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop compelling messaging for diverse audiences
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment, with proven ability to build strong relationships and deliver effective consulting and coaching
  • Demonstrated ability to provide coaching to motivate and retain team members
  • High degree of integrity and ability to handle confidential matters and sensitive situations with discretion
  • Ability to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills with high level of attention to detail
  • Proficient with business productivity tools (e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint)
  • Demonstrated experiences with advancing Agile concepts within an organization
Other Requirements
  • Perform other functions, duties and projects as assigned
  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Some travel required (less than 10%)
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Additional Information
Work Environments

F&G believes in an employee-centric flexible environment, which is why we offer the ability for in-office, hybrid and remote work arrangements. During the hiring process, you'll work with your leader to decide what works best for your role.

F&G complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and candidates with disabilities, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship for F&G. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact

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About F&G

Since 1959, Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company (F&G) has offered annuity and life insurance products to those who are seeking security in retirement and protection during life's unexpected events.

As a national Top Workplace1, an Iowa Top Workplace2 and a proud equal opportunity employer, F&G team members are empowered, collaborative, dynamic and authentic. We believe that by embracing these values, we will continue to build and strengthen the company while continuing to be a great place to work.

1Top Workplaces USA 2022 - 2023

2Des Moines Register Top Workplaces 2018 - 2022

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