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Sr Scrum Master (Enterprise Data Office)

Vanguard

The Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment companies, advising clients and the general public on savings, investment, retirement, personal finance, the economy, and much more.

The Enterprise Data Office EDO was established in 2020 to align data management and analytics efforts across the enterprise to better support Vanguard’s aspiration to be a more data-driven organization and compete effectively with rapidly maturing data and analytics (D&A) capabilities across our industry.

EDO is a growing organization at the forefront of change in IT. As we help lead the way in establishing durable product teams that deliver products and capabilities, we are also setting an example for the possibilities of New Ways of Working. EDO product teams are driving D&A innovation and capabilities across all divisions as we partner with colleagues and serve customers in the business and IT throughout Vanguard to deliver on the promise of data and analytics. Our work drives the strategic imperatives of the enterprise D&A Strategy:

+ Protect & curate Vanguard’s data
+ Empower leaders to make data driven decisions
+ Scale AI/ML solutions across the enterprise
+ Align around a clear vision and culture

EDO brings together a wealth of knowledge to help move us forward collectively. Some EDO crew have worked on the original data systems at Vanguard, while other crew are charting a course to help make artificial intelligence and machine learning a reality in Vanguard. From transforming our data so it is usable to architecting our next Data Lake approach, EDO is leading Vanguard’s next data revolution.

The Scrum Master role provides agile methodology services to cross-functional teams, demonstrating an understanding of the technology-related product(s) and associated business areas. Applies technical expertise to improve productivity of teams and quality of work processes and outcomes. Products often have divisional implications.

If you have a knack for inspiring and coaching agile teams to be the best they can be…
If you’re excited about the potential for big data to transform our business and lead us to “what’s next”…
Then come join our growing team in the Enterprise Data Office as a “Scrum lead “for the ” Data Lake 2.0

team and help deliver a spectacular product to an cross-divisional customer base.

What we’re looking for:
An innovator with a growth mindset who is willing to explore new ways that a scrum master can drive product team success
An enabler who promotes self-organizing teams by shaping a positive and transparent environment that empowers the team to thrive
A mediator who coaches a passionate team and helps resolve conflicts successfully
A leader with a relentless focus on the customer who can help promote design thinking and data driven decision making to deliver high business value faster.
A change agent who will help our product team work and think in new ways
An agilest who leverages data-driven strategy to define outcomes
A technologist who understands what goes into Data Management organization to provide solutions that enable rapid insights which drive timely business actions across cross-divisional customers.
A team player who will help advance the scrum master discipline across the organization

This role will serve as the scrum master / coach within Data Management space for Data Lake 2.0 product team within the Enterprise Data Office (EDO). Data Lake 2.0 is a multi-year journey to create an ecosystem of self-discoverable, easily accessible, re-usable, well architected data products of high quality and integrity, for the purpose of Analytics across the organization. You’ll be supporting this product team’s vision starting right from the ground floor to define and implement it alongside our Product Owner .

Core Responsibilities

1. Leads, builds, and coaches high performing teams in the delivery of technology-related products or projects, ensuring team actions are aligned with project and business goals. May instruct or coach other professionals.
2. Leads planning, team learning, and adaptation of processes to ensure the quality of team solutions.
3. Enables a continuous learning environment, identifying ways to strengthen the team’s understanding of Agile/Scrum concepts and principles as they relate to technical capabilities.
4. Builds and applies methodology that supports the integration of changing customer inputs and business conditions into technology-related product development.
5. Recommends to the product owner and management in the definition and prioritization of technology-related outcomes. Identifies trade-offs between short and long term benefits to drive shared vision between the team and product owner.
6. Ensures the application of agile frameworks to the development process to increase effectiveness of technology-related product development or architecture.
7. Leads daily scrum meetings, iteration reviews, and maintains backlogs.
8. Removes roadblocks to technology-related product development or architecture. Applies learnings to other development projects.
9. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience required. Computer Science or Engineering experience preferred. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years related work experience. Two years of leading large cross-functional teams on major organizational technology projects preferred. Financial Services and technical experience preferred.
  • Scrum Master Certification strongly preferred.

Special Factor

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Future of Work

During the pandemic, we transitioned to a work from home model for the majority of our crew and we continue to interview, hire, and on-board future crew remotely.

As we have developed the path forward, we have taken a thoughtful approach that both maximizes the advantages of working remotely and the many benefits of coming together and collaborating in a shared workspace. We believe that in-person interactions among our crew are important for preserving our unique culture and advantageous for the personal development of our crew.

When our Crew return to the office, many will work in our hybrid model. A smaller proportion of our crew will operate in the Work from Home work model (for example, field sales crew); or in the Work from Office model (for example, portfolio managers).

The working model that your role falls into will be communicated to you in the interview process – please do ask if you are unsure. We encourage you to make the decision regarding your job interview and offer knowing which model your role will fall into. We will test and learn as our ways of working evolve and will continue to evaluate working models along the way.

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Vanguard

The Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment companies, advising clients and the general public on savings, investment, retirement, personal finance, the economy, and much more.

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