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Project Execution Lead

Req #: 180020098
Location: Columbus, OH, US
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at
Our Consumer & Community Banking Group depends on innovators like you to serve nearly 66 million consumers and over 4 million small businesses, municipalities and non-profits.  You’ll support the delivery of award winning tools and services that cover everything from personal and small business banking as well as lending, mortgages, credit cards, payments, auto finance and investment advice. This group is also focused on developing and delivering cutting edged mobile applications, digital experiences and next generation banking technology solutions to better serve our clients and customers.
This role calls for a motivated Web and Mobile-aware agile practitioner; this is an outstanding opportunity to join an excellent delivery team with exposure to high profile Digital Architecture and Frameworks organization.
The Product Owner shall have agile-oriented experience of Business Analysis and Project Management activities in a software development environment.
Interfacing with the Business and partner areas to understand their product needs, the Product Owner will work with the Scrum Team and the Chief Product Owner in order to develop and maintain the Product Backlog while ensuring value is delivered at each stage of the project.
The Project Manager must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, be sensitive to the changing needs of the business, be able to analyze problems and recommend solutions.
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers 
  • Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks 
  • Ask probing questions to fully understand business requirements and provide feedback to the business on the implications of requests
  • Define, analyze and translate functional and non-functional business requirements into User Stories
  • Employ best practices, such as leading the effort to define use case models and activity diagrams as appropriate, to clearly define User Stories
  • Develop and maintain a Product Backlog of User Stories
  • Facilitate and drive sizing and prioritization exercises for Product Backlog
  • Lead the review of User Stories and other artifacts with the Scrum Team to clearly communicate the system requirements and product vision
  • Accurately and concisely articulate risks, issues, questions, and recommendations to the Business, Scrum Team members and management
  • Effectively maintain and reference project velocity while working with Scrum Teams during both sprint and release planning
  • Address change requests, issues and defects in a timely manner in accordance with Scrum principles
  • Work with Scrum Teams and management to provide a Definition of Done (DoD) and accept or reject products during the sprint demo
  • Participate in the Scrum Retrospective and recommend improvements to approaches in order to more effectively deliver requirements and support the Business
  • Ensure relationships with the stakeholders and cross-team members are professional and meet management expectations
  • Act as a liaison between the Business and development, providing insight to each team of the others needs and expectations
  • Work with some guidance from Senior Product Owners, accepting accountability and responsibly for managing own tasks and workload
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 7+ years of solid experience working in Agile (Scrum) based software development environments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Expertise in timeline estimation and planning; creating useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects.
  • Conflict resolution capabilities by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect
  • Ability to forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration based on evidence and reliable source
  • Ability to track and remove impediments
  • Ability to coach others in good Agile practices
  • Knowledge of the Agile methodology and frameworks of Agile Scrum such as User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Demonstrated experience with Jira
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of iterative and incremental development
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies other than Agile-Scrum
  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand the team needs
  • Knowledge of backlog tracking, Burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc...
  • Understand the value of metrics and incremental delivery
  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II) 
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc...
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games 
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team 
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs,etc...) 
  • Previous experience as a team lead 
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills 
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