Sr. Scrum Master

Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 22, 2024
Aug 22, 2024
Full Time
Join the FHLBC team!

At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first - that's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.

• Retirement program (401k and Pension)
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Lifestyle Spending Account
• Generous PTO plan
• 11 paid holidays per year
• Hybrid working model

Who we are:

Our mission at FHLBank Chicago: To partner with our members in Illinois and Wisconsin to provide them competitively priced funding, a reasonable return on their investment, and support for their community investment activities.

Simply said, we're a bank for banks and other financial institutions, focused on being a strategic partner for our members and working together to reinvest in our communities, from urban centers to rural areas. Created by Congress in 1932, FHLBank Chicago is one of 11 Federal Home Loan Banks, government sponsored in support of mortgage lending and community investment.

What it's like to work here:

At FHLBank Chicago, we bring people together. Our regular All-Staff meetings keep employees informed and our values drive the work that we do. Our Buddy Program pairs new hires with tenured employees to guide their onboarding. Our Employee Value Proposition is honed by listening and identifying the needs and priorities of our valued employees. Through CommuniTeam, we volunteer and identify ways to strengthen our communities. Our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) hosts signature and employee-led events for continued learning; and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and culture clubs create connections around shared interests and experiences. We offer live and on-demand professional development opportunities to grow your skillset and your career.

What you'll do:

We are seeking a certified and highly skilled Senior IT Agile Scrum Master to join our dynamic team to lead IT delivery teams focused on the development and delivery of digital solutions within Member Credit Systems. This role requires a strong understanding of Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum, and a solid background in traditional project management practices.

How you'll make an impact:
  • You'll be in a critical and very visible leadership role within the Bank that will have interactions with various departments and employees (from Executive to delivery team level) as well as external vendors.
  • You'll be responsible for driving the development, implementation and support of business-critical applications for FHLBank Chicago.

What you can expect:
  • Manage the IT delivery team efforts to ensure digital solutions are safe, secure, right-sized, and of high quality.
  • Lead and faciliate all Agile scrum ceremonies for the IT Delivery Team(s).
  • Conduct cross-functional planning efforts to identify and plan project work efforts.
  • Ensure key Agile scrum artifacts are properly documented and of high quality.
  • Track delivery team work efforts, ensuring alignment with commitments.
  • Proactively identify, track and mitigate key risks that could hamper work delivery.
  • Identify, monitor and resolve Agile team impediments to ensure successful delivery.
  • Lead teams in documenting and understanding data, and their related flows, across systems to support the Bank
  • Cultivate, disseminate, and enforce functional policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Leverage metrics to measure progress and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Assist in incident and problem resolution for the delivery team's supported applications.
  • Prepare and establish estimates while also adhering to project and department budgets.
  • Guide, direct, and coach less experienced IT staff as needed.

What you'll bring:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar Agile certification required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience leading Agile teams developing custom software, preferably within the financial services industry
  • Strong understanding of Agile principles and traditional project management practices coupled with an excellent understanding of all facets of the software development life-cycle (SDLC)
  • Excellent planning, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Experience working in a formal, well structured, regulated environment
  • Experience with application life-cycle management (ALM) tools such as Microsoft Azure DevOps
  • Experience leading IT delivery teams developing web based, digital solutions leveraging DevSecOps, microservices, API's on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform
  • Experience managing the delivery of test automation solutions, on both web and mobile platforms, to ensure the delivery a high quality work product
  • High degree of personal accountability and integrity

The Perks

At FHLBank Chicago, we believe in rewarding our high performing workforce. We offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees. Our retirement program includes a 401(k) and pension plan. Our wellbeing program supports employees at work and in their personal lives: Our generous PTO plan provides five weeks of vacation for new employees and 11 paid holidays per year; our Lifestyle Spending Account provides an annual stipend for employees to support wellbeing activities; and our central downtown location at the Old Post Office provides easy access to public transportation and breathtaking views from our award-winning rooftop. Step into a brighter future with us. #LI-Hybrid

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