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Scrum Master II

Company: LPL Financial
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 19,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to objective guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.Job Overview:The Scrum Master II is responsible for providing Agile facilitation and coaching to 1-2 Agile teams to ensure the teams adopt and maintain high performing Agile delivery practices, and realize the value intended.This role supports the following PMO service offerings:Planning & Time ManagementRisk & Issue ManagementStakeholder ManagementGovernanceBenefits ManagementResponsibilities:Facilitates agile ceremonies: daily stand-up (scrum) meetings, retrospectives, demos, backlog grooming / refinement, backlog sizing, and sprint planningUnderstands and uses a variety of techniques to continuously optimize ceremonies and team participation and engagementIdentifies and helps to remove impediments, escalates impediments to the product and solutions manager, recommends ways to resolve impediments, and influences leadership to take action on these recommendationsHelps team inspect and adapt process through retrospectives, data / metrics tracking, and creating a safe, trusting environment with space to growCoaching the team to higher levels of performanceAssists with internal and external communication and improving transparency by creating visible information radiators (burn-downs, velocity chart, etc.), dashboards, and demosProvides metric reports to assist in product roadmap planningWhat are we looking for?We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.Requirements:Bachelors degree and 5 years of product or project development experience, or 5 years of project development experience on an Agile Team or an equivalent combination of Agile Certification and work experienceExperience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organizationKnowledge of an agile framework or method (i.e. Scrum, Kanban), or understanding of software development life cycle models as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practicesExperienced at refinement, story splitting, estimation, velocity, retrospection, and other Scrum techniquesPlanning and problem solving with product management and delivery teamsCore Competencies: Coaches the Agile delivery team on Agile mindset and methodologies, and relevant processes. Exemplifies and promotes Agile values and principles.Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skillsEffectively facilitates team events using Agile values as a guide. Can perform scrum by the book. Focuses team on importance and value of "done" increments.Embodies servant leadership and customer-centric mindset.Has knowledge of prioritization. Is able to prioritize own work and to contribute to the prioritization of work of the team.Guides team members in understanding their role. Helps team identify and resolve conflicts, with help from others.Helps the team break down and deliver incremental work.Consistently and transparently tracks and helps remove team impediments.Effectively partners / coaches Product Owner and Dev Team to deliver value. Tracks progress and visualizes work by measuring progress and velocity through defined processes including generating a burn-down chart.Partner internally and externally to make effective decisions solving complex problems, escalating high priority issues or impediments as appropriate, monitoring progress and results, and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.Ability to articulate complex messages to the team, exhibiting clarity, honesty and impact.Ability to impact actions, behaviors and opinions of stakeholders toward a desired outcome or to remove impediments.Influences the direction of PMO organization.Brings Lean-Agile mindset to the work of the team and is comfortable challenging team thinking to bring in line with SAFe principles.Why LPL? At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nations leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees. We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.Want to hear from our employees on what its like to work at LPL? Watch this!We take social responsibility seriously. Learn more hereWant to see info on our benefits? Learn more hereJoin the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning lifes aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.Information on Interviews:LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum. During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicants bank or credit card. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPLs Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

Keywords: LPL Financial, Houston , Scrum Master II, IT / Software / Systems , Houston, Texas

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