Agile Champion
American Express
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
6d ago

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back. At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways.

Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way.

When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That’s why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture.

Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

You won’t just shape the world of software.

You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.

Our Software Engineers not only understand how technology works, but how that technology intersects with the people who count on it every day.

Today, innovative ideas, insight and new perspectives are at the core of how we create a more powerful, personal and fulfilling experience for all our customers.

So if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.

You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground. Focus An Agile Champion is a facilitator for Engineering teams, advocating, and executing Agile practices to support incremental delivery of prioritized work and value to end users.

An Agile Champion works with the Product Owner and Engineering in adopting Agile principles and values, removing impediments, and supporting an environment of continuous improvement. Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitates Agile events that help the Engineering team deliver value incrementally and iteratively; embeds Agile ways of working
  • Supports the Program Increment (PI) execution through facilitating team level events and partners with the RTE
  • Supports the team in achieving the PI objectives
  • Supports Product Owners through backlog refinement, backlog readiness, definition of ready / done and support writing user stories
  • Supports coordination across Team of Teams (Agile Release Train (ART) / Release Train Engineer (RTE))
  • Supports, monitors, and provides visibility around gaps, impediments, risks, and dependencies
  • Fosters practices for identifying, tracking, discussing and resolving cross-team dependencies within the team, taking ownership of a dependency in some circumstances
  • Manages and organizes delivery effectiveness metrics to track progress and improvement over time
  • Leadership and Coaching

  • Understands and demonstrates the Agile at Scale Values and Principles.
  • Encourages diversity of thought and demonstrates an open mindset.
  • Fosters a culture of trust and leadership in others
  • Supports a learning culture to drive continuous improvements and standardization
  • Respectfully and purposefully challenges the status quo.
  • Supports collaboration and quality practices between Agile and product teams.
  • Ensures compliance with SDLC standards across the team
  • Ensures data integrity for the teams within the Agile Management tools and compliance with SDLC audits
  • Influences team without authority; engages Sr. Agile Champions and Agile Coaches to drive change and influence beyond own influence and authority
  • Scope of Impact / Influence

  • Works in partnership with Product Owners and the core and extended team to manage and prioritize the product backlog
  • Supporting processes to track iteration progress, issue resolution, and removing obstacles to ensure sprint / iteration commitments are met, escalate to leadership as necessary
  • Ensures adherence to the Technology SDLC process, Agile values, principles, and practices, and actively encourages teams to reflect and improve
  • Education& Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology related discipline or equivalent experience preferred
  • Up to 2 years of relevant experience with a demonstrated record of accomplishment of growing responsibility
  • Experience participating in Agile, Scrum, or other rapid application development teams is preferred
  • American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

    Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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