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Agile Process Lead (Scrum Master)


Morgan Stanley
Location: Glasgow
Job type: Permanent
Category: Process Jobs
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Job Description
Job Number:
3168616

Posting Date
: Jun 6, 2021

Primary Location
: Europe, Middle East, Africa-United Kingdom-United Kingdom-Glasgow

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Job
: Security Technology & Controls Management

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Level: Associate

Description

Company Profile:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile:

The Enterprise Security Products (ESP) team is responsible for developing and engineering the Firm?s core security controls, among other things. The technology and solution stack spans all Firm employees as well as external clients of the Institutional Security and Wealth Management Businesses. It consists of home-grown software, 3rd party software, open source products, appliances, and auxiliary services and solutions.

Position Description:

As part of the firm's move to Kubernetes, a series of cloud-native authentication and bridging solutions have to be designed and delivered in order to securely support the migration of applications into the new Public Cloud environment. The move to microservices requires applications to be split out into many components all of which need a common view on identity and also need to authenticate/authorize requests between components using industry standard mechanisms. In addition, proxying solutions will be required to bridge flows to/from the existing GenPop environment hosting much of the data. These solutions include native mTLS, OIDC, OAUTH and Kerberos bridges.

We are looking for a Scrum Process Lead with a passion for working with people and teams to help them improve and deliver their best work. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual who demonstrates excellent problem-solving skills, willingness to take ownership and accountability to execute and deliver on goals, and a strong commitment to high quality standards. The candidate should be someone who is comfortable transitioning traditional Waterfall Project Management to a more Agile approach as the different solutions mature. Given the high number of squads that the team will be interacting with, the candidate will be responsible to properly track, oversee and report to management agreements and dependencies with the different ESP and Public Cloud squads. On top of advising and overseeing the performance of the squad against Agile values, practices, and processes the candidate will be working with the Product Owner, to support the work of the squad by maintaining the backlog and facilitating Agile ceremonies. The candidate will monitor team performance through the squad?s dashboard and help identify continuous improvement opportunities to help the team work better and smarter.

Prior experience in the financial industry is not required; candidates from software companies and other industries are welcome.?

Organization

Skills Requirements:

Strong Project management skills for complex development projects with multiple different technology platforms.

At least 5+ years experience as a Project Manager/Scrum Master/Service Delivery Lead.

Knowledge of Agile methodologies and practices such as Scrum/Kanban/ScrumBan

Strong knowledge of the Scrum concepts: tasks, backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, user stories.

Experience forming Agile squads and establishing and adhering to norms and practices.

Experience in creating a collaborative team environment and provide constructive feedback in order to drive Agile maturity.

A continuous improvement mind-set and dedication to finding creative ways of working and finding? opportunities to improve Agile performance.

Servant leadership: good listener, understand other people?s perspectives, give credit where credit is due, have a strong code of ethics upon which decisions are based and ability to influence behavior without having formal organizational hierarchy.

Excellent interpersonal, analytical, detail and goal oriented, self-motivated, proactive, positive, cross-functional and strong organizational skills.

Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, including experience developing full-scale project plans and associated communication documents, identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path.

Ability to review and manage backlog items to ensure the latest work status is captured and proactively manage and update change in project scope, identify potential issues, devise contingency and escalate risks and issues.

Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and in a high-pressure and fast-paced environment.

Proficient with MS Office applications: Teams, MS Project, Visio, Word, FowerPoint and Excel, including the ability to pivot data and summarize results.

Good understanding of all aspects of the Software Development lifecycle, Agile software development and JIRA tracking software.

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field.

Desired Skills

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification.

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification.

Agile Coach certification.

Rally, Roadmunk, Jive

Azure, AWS, Openshift

Kubernetes, AKS, EKS, GKE

mTLS, OIDC, OAUTH and Kerberos

Hashi Vault

Interested in flexible working opportunities Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

Learn more about our culture and the opportunities for professional growth at Morgan Stanley in Glasgow on our LinkedIn page and Youtube channel.

-******

Build a career with impact. Apply today.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.
Job Description
Job Number:
3168616

Posting Date
: Jun 6, 2021

Primary Location
: Europe, Middle East, Africa-United Kingdom-United Kingdom-Glasgow

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Job
: Security Technology & Controls Management

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Level: Associate

Description

Company Profile:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile:

The Enterprise Security Products (ESP) team is responsible for developing and engineering the Firm?s core security controls, among other things. The technology and solution stack spans all Firm employees as well as external clients of the Institutional Security and Wealth Management Businesses. It consists of home-grown software, 3rd party software, open source products, appliances, and auxiliary services and solutions.

Position Description:

As part of the firm's move to Kubernetes, a series of cloud-native authentication and bridging solutions have to be designed and delivered in order to securely support the migration of applications into the new Public Cloud environment. The move to microservices requires applications to be split out into many components all of which need a common view on identity and also need to authenticate/authorize requests between components using industry standard mechanisms. In addition, proxying solutions will be required to bridge flows to/from the existing GenPop environment hosting much of the data. These solutions include native mTLS, OIDC, OAUTH and Kerberos bridges.

We are looking for a Scrum Process Lead with a passion for working with people and teams to help them improve and deliver their best work. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual who demonstrates excellent problem-solving skills, willingness to take ownership and accountability to execute and deliver on goals, and a strong commitment to high quality standards. The candidate should be someone who is comfortable transitioning traditional Waterfall Project Management to a more Agile approach as the different solutions mature. Given the high number of squads that the team will be interacting with, the candidate will be responsible to properly track, oversee and report to management agreements and dependencies with the different ESP and Public Cloud squads. On top of advising and overseeing the performance of the squad against Agile values, practices, and processes the candidate will be working with the Product Owner, to support the work of the squad by maintaining the backlog and facilitating Agile ceremonies. The candidate will monitor team performance through the squad?s dashboard and help identify continuous improvement opportunities to help the team work better and smarter.

Prior experience in the financial industry is not required; candidates from software companies and other industries are welcome.?

Organization

Skills Requirements:

Strong Project management skills for complex development projects with multiple different technology platforms.

At least 5+ years experience as a Project Manager/Scrum Master/Service Delivery Lead.

Knowledge of Agile methodologies and practices such as Scrum/Kanban/ScrumBan

Strong knowledge of the Scrum concepts: tasks, backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, user stories.

Experience forming Agile squads and establishing and adhering to norms and practices.

Experience in creating a collaborative team environment and provide constructive feedback in order to drive Agile maturity.

A continuous improvement mind-set and dedication to finding creative ways of working and finding? opportunities to improve Agile performance.

Servant leadership: good listener, understand other people?s perspectives, give credit where credit is due, have a strong code of ethics upon which decisions are based and ability to influence behavior without having formal organizational hierarchy.

Excellent interpersonal, analytical, detail and goal oriented, self-motivated, proactive, positive, cross-functional and strong organizational skills.

Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, including experience developing full-scale project plans and associated communication documents, identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path.

Ability to review and manage backlog items to ensure the latest work status is captured and proactively manage and update change in project scope, identify potential issues, devise contingency and escalate risks and issues.

Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and in a high-pressure and fast-paced environment.

Proficient with MS Office applications: Teams, MS Project, Visio, Word, FowerPoint and Excel, including the ability to pivot data and summarize results.

Good understanding of all aspects of the Software Development lifecycle, Agile software development and JIRA tracking software.

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field.

Desired Skills

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification.

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification.

Agile Coach certification.

Rally, Roadmunk, Jive

Azure, AWS, Openshift

Kubernetes, AKS, EKS, GKE

mTLS, OIDC, OAUTH and Kerberos

Hashi Vault

Interested in flexible working opportunities Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

Learn more about our culture and the opportunities for professional growth at Morgan Stanley in Glasgow on our LinkedIn page and Youtube channel.

-******

Build a career with impact. Apply today.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.
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