DMS Agile Coach

| North Suburbs

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. Were all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Agile Coach is responsible for teaching, coaching and facilitating agile and lean management practices and principles to business and software delivery teams, in order to drive business impact while instilling a culture of continuous improvement. Implements a company-wide Discover Management System (DMS) transformation in respective area, works to mature DMS, and builds capabilities in leaders and teams.

Responsibilities

  • Engages with and establishes relationships with teams and leaders, coaching them to transform existing business and development practices.
  • Organizes, leads and motivates multiple teams in the adoption of Agile and Lean practices to improve delivery performance.
  • Conducts training, workshops and assessments to advance DMS maturity in the organization.
  • Works as a full effective member of the DMS team to continuously evolve processes for agile transformation.
  • Enables teams to adopt and improve agile methods, and serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Coaches Product Owners, Product Managers, Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers and Senior Managers in embracing their role and delivering value.
  • Coaches team members for efficient use of tools supporting Agile practices both at the team and program levels.
  • Offers Agile Leadership Training to our Leaders/Stakeholders, trains Agile teams on Lean, Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe and other Agile practices/processes.
  • Leverages metrics to monitor/enhance teams performance and Agile maturity level.
  • Participates/contributes in various Communities of Practices.
  • Leads Community of Practices / workshops based on roles or specific topics.
  • Coaches team members in improving behaviors, interactions among the Agile team members in alignment with our DMS Principles and Values.

Skills:

At a minimum, heres what we need from you:

  • Bachelors Degree (Minimum) in Business Administration or Computer Science, or related field
  • Minimum: 4+ years in Scrum, Agile, Scaled Agile, or related experience
  • Experience using any agile development tools (JIRA and Rally)

If we had our say, wed also look for:

  • 5+ years of relevant Agile experience (Agile Coach, Enterprise Transformation, Agile Practitioner, Scrum Master or Product Owner)
  • Agile related certification, SAFe Program Consultants Certification
  • Lean Certifications: Lean Six Sigma or Green Belt
  • Active participation in Agile communities, speaking in conferences, publishing blogs are desirable, but not required.

Additional Skills:

  • Thinks strategically and innovatively
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • High Energy, positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong communications (oral and written), interpersonal, presentation and organization skills
  • High comfort with ambiguity
  • Designing and Improving Process/Methodology
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Active listening skills – seeking to understand first, before sharing any opinions
  • Pragmatic view on Agile concepts

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

And by the way, while youre waiting to hear from us, dont forget to check out the great benefits Discover offers.

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer ( EEO is the law ). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in consideration for a career at Discover.

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today!

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Location

Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

An Insider's view of Discover Financial Services

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

AWS Cloud Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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