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Agile Lead

  • By Paulina Motowidlo
  • 4 April 2022
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The candidate will join one of the largest banking institutions.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Our client’s department is an emerging markets-led and financing-focused business that provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide.

The department helps provide the company with a genuine competitive advantage across the globe. In particular, Business Insights provide critical metrics and reports to Markets and Securities Services Operations to enable them to monitor the health of their business and make data-driven decisions.

They are looking for a hybrid BA and Scrum Master who can design and deliver data and reporting solutions on their target-state Google Cloud platform. Initially you will be responsible for reviewing requirements elaboration, refining designs and getting the necessary data approvals. From the requirements you will design an MVP Solution, Backlog and Sprint Plan with clear prioritisation and traceability back to business benefits. You will then manage a pod of developers to deliver the MVP and subsequent iterations on technologies like Data Flow, Data Fusion, BigQuery, QlikSense and Google Looker and using Agile methods to ensure the team remains flexible to changes in the desirability and feasibility of different features.

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review and approve metrics calculation and reporting requirements gathered by the team
  • Highlight incomplete, inconsistent or incorrect requirements and ensure the department is responsible for resolving ambiguities (or document them and manage as project risks)
  • Help design a data schema to store a broad set of data and metrics as re-usable ‘data products’ to support self-service and exploratory visualization and predefined dashboard
  • Define a set of Design Principles for the technology team to follow
  • Define an MVP, Backlog and Sprint Plans to develop the solution iteratively and in an Agile fashion
  • Initiate, chase and obtain all necessary Data Visa, Security and Outsourcing approvals to enable to the project to ingest 60 to 100 new and existing data feeds
  • Commission and manage the ingest of data feeds from Data Producers
  • Work with the developers to optimize the data schema for the Google Cloud architecture in order to minimize data storage and egress costs and maximize performance
  • Work with the developers to deliver MVP and liaise closely with the business to incorporate their feedback on metrics and reports into subsequent Sprints
  • Manage and report project scope, time, cost, quality and risks using Agile artifacts and methods
  • Manage and report traceability back to business benefits and on-going demise of legacy reports and manual processe
  • Liaise with the business to provide ‘train the trainer’ knowledge transfer.
  • Manage on-boarding of end-users onto the new solution, including scheduled end-user training, migration and adoption sessions
  • Provide timely scheduled management reporting on status and chair Agile delivery meetings

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SKILLS & EXPERIENCE THEY REQUIRE

  • Agile Scrum Master
  • Excellent business and data analysis skills with the flexibility to create and critique artifacts as well as manage delivery
  • Strong understanding of investment banking operations and associated data sets
  • Experience of working on Global projects across multiple time zones
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English. Proficiency in verbal, listening and written English is crucial
  • Strong communicator and ‘translator’of business requirements into technical solutions and delivery plans
  • Successful track-record of managing projects, backlogs and sprints using JIRA and Kanban
  • Enthusiastic willingness to rapidly and independently learn and develop as needs require.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Good team player who embraces teamwork and mutual support and will challenge others respectfully but diligently
  • Interested in working in a fast paced environment
  • Experience delivering on Google Cloud Platform – especially BigQuery, Data Flow, Data Fusion

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NICE TO HAVE

  • IT industry process knowledge in some or all of ITIL and DevOps principles
  • Experience of data quality, data protection (e.g. GDPR), data governance
  • Data schema and visualization design skills
  • Experience with Google application monitoring & support tools
  • Broad experience with IT development and collaboration tools
  • An understanding of IT Security and Application Development best practice
  • Understanding of and interest in various investment products and life cycle and the nature of the investment banking business
  • Working in a global team with different cultures, norms and behaviors

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