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:

Agile Coach

Job Description

The Agile Coach consultant is responsible for coaching & training multiple agile teams and leaders on Discovers agile principles & processes. The Agile Coach consultant will report to the Senior Manager of the Enterprise Agile Center of Excellence (CoE). The Agile Coach Consultant will serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on agile and scaled agile development methods and processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Coach teams & leaders on the mindset change required to transform their existing development practices to follow agile methodologies.
  • Help teams to adopt and improve agile methods and practices.
  • Apply lean thinking to team specific issues to bring a holistic approach to maturing a team.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with the teams and individuals that they are coaching/training to build trust On-board new teams adopting agile practices such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.
  • Provide role based support & assistance as required.
  • Cultivate the capabilities of each team member in their specific roles and enable them to deliver customer value rapidly.
  • Assist Scrum & Kanban teams to improve delivery performance through coaching and mentoring on team roles, tools, processes and ceremonies.
  • Responsible for capturing metrics at team level; leverage the metrics to monitor/enhance teams performance and agile maturity level.
  • Drive the required cultural transformation in adopting the new way of working i.e agile development methodologies.
  • Participate and contribute actively to continuous evolve processes to align to enterprise agile transformation strategy.
  • Coaches Senior Managers in Agile & Lean practices. Enable them to be effective Agile Champions.
  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Agile development methods and processes.
  • Lead Community of Practices / workshops based on roles or specific topics.
  • Expert in visualizing flow of work, controlling Work in Progress (WIP), managing queue sizes and batch optimization of work.
  • Former experience as Scrum Master or Product Owner, master of Servant Leadership.
  • Mentor to the teams.
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes.

Skills

  • Associate’s degree OR Equivalent years of professional work experience
  • 5+ years of relevant Lean / Agile experience
  • At least 10 years of Project/Process Management experience
  • Highly proficient in Agile practices and able to clearly coach teams and programs at varying maturity levels
  • Profound understanding of agile methodologies such as Scrum & Kanban & scaled agile principles and practices
  • Demonstrate expertise in influencing organizational change
  • Experience in agile methods such as Agile testing, Agile development, XP practices and Agile architecture
  • Hands on experience scaling Lean/Agile practices, preferred Scaled Agile Framework experience
  • Experience in creating/enhancing training materials and deliver training
  • Share knowledge at different levels, be hands-on with the team as required
  • Experience using any agile development management tools (preferred Rally)Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving and influencing skills

About Us
Since Discover launched in 1986, we’ve made a business of redefining the credit card industry for the better. We were first to have no annual fee, first to offer cash rewards, first to provide 24/7 customer service, and we rank #1 in customer loyalty. As a Fortune 500 company, we strive to provide our employees with an environment where they can contribute in a way that’s different from other large institutions. If you’re looking for a place to make a difference and let your voice shine through, we’d love to meet you.

Apply today at discover.com/careers.
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.

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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”.
2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015

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?

No day is exactly the same! Most days begin with a team huddle where I get the status on work, and any blockers or impediments that are in the way. I spend the rest of my day working to remove those blockers, and working with our business partners to prepare requirements and plans for upcoming work.

Kiyah

Scrum Master, Application Development

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 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

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.
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Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
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Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
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When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
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Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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