Agile Project Manager/ Scrum Master at DFIN

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Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Summary

We are looking for technical team members at all levels who want to push themselves to deliver best in market SaaS solutions. We offer a challenging environment where you will have to grow, adapt and use your skills consistently. Success will be the reward as we build solutions for the moments that matter for our customers. 


The Agile Project Manager / Coach is responsible for delivering results for the Engineering department by supporting, coaching and guiding engineering teams to effectively work with product owners and self-organize around delivery our most critical projects. You will rely heavily on your agile background, pushing teams towards embodying the values, but also bring in the disciplines of risk management, communication management, planning and delivery. You will work closely with engineering leads and product leads to identify and eliminate external impediments to delivery. This role is a change agent. You will be coaching teams on effective and efficiently delivery, not making them dependent on you navigating it all. 

Responsibilities

Help teams manage the development lifecycle 

  • Guide teams through project planning, including identifying outcomes, facilitating story mapping events, and conducting release planning. 
  • Drive teams towards defining "done" and tracking against that done state – at the project, feature and sprint levels. 
  • Helping teams identify and manage risks and dependencies. 
  • Identify and remove impediments to team productivity through collaboration with engineering and product leadership. 

 
Acting as scrum master / coach 

  • Facilitate recurring and ad-hoc meetings with development lifecycle (stand-up, sprint planning, refinement, sprint review, retrospectives) 
  • Guide Product Manager and Development Team on effective backlog management and best story writing practices.
  • Teach teams how to estimate and ensure backlog items are estimated prior to Sprint Planning.
  • Evangelize continuous improvement and transparency. Help teams define and track metrics to highlight bottlenecks, blocks or impediments to delivering value.
  • You goal should always be helping the teams become self-managing around value delivery on a consistent and frequent cadence. 

 
Be a change agent 

  • Be highly empathic and passionate about creating successful teams and high trust environments.
  • Be experienced in doing this remotely, as our teams are globally distributed. 
  • Be driven towards automating repetitive tasks for project teams, project management and scrum domains. 
Qualifications
  • 5+ years project management experience in agile environments. 
  • 1-2 years' experience in high change environments - start-up, digital transformation or similar. 
  • Track record of helping evolve agile practices in environments with a mix of legacy and modern applications. 
  • Experience leading geographically (globally) diverse teams through influence and best practices. 
  • Proven expertise in using remote collaboration tools for communication (synchronous and asynchronous), brainstorming and tracking status.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate with both technical and business professionals 
  • Usage and experience with Azure DevOps, VSTS, Jira, Aha! or similar tool to plan and maintain agile workflows and work.

 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications (any of the below): 
  • PMI-ACP or PMP
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) 
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) 
  • Experience in FIN-TECH or Compliance environments 

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SAP HANADatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I am working among an extremely smart group of people, of which I have created great friendships with. During lunch break we play board games and have interesting technical and financial discussions. It’s exciting to wake up and go to work knowing that I’ll be collaborating with some of the best colleagues I’ve had in my career.

Mahsa

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.

Dan

Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team at DFIN is comfortable to work with or learn any part of the tech stack. They effectively communicate during meetings to help plan out our next projects as a team, and they ask other members of the team for support if they happen to get stuck while coding.

Christopher

Associate Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

DFIN Benefits Overview

The world continues to change in ways we never expected, but there is one constant: your safety and well-being is a top priority, and DFIN has you covered with our benefits.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value a work / life balance at DFIN.
Remote Work Program
We have partial and fully remote opportunities at DFIN.
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking
Employee parking available
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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