Federal Reserve Bank IT Manager - Scrum in San Francisco, California

IT Manager - Scrum

Join the Cash Application Development Services Team of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco! Cash ADS is a group of full-time developers, analysts, testers, and Scrum Masters who work on program and project level initiatives for the Cash Product Office of the Federal Reserve System. If you enjoy tackling new challenges in a fast-paced environment, this is the job for you. Some travel is required for face to face collaboration with business and technology partners from other Reserve Banks.

Scrum Master Responsibilities:

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy

  • Partners with senior stakeholders from various parts of ITS to drive successful outcomes

  • Manages teams accordingly against set costs and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget

  • Embraces and executes change through frequent communication to staff and stakeholders

  • Acts as a primary communication hub between various functional departments and the application development team to foresee risks, formulate plans, and organize activities to ensure sprints are completed on time

  • Participate in creating and managing project plans, artifacts, and deliverables according to prescribed processes and methodologies.

  • Display the capability of a Servant Leader, whose focus is removing impediments and building up the capabilities of an Agile Team and escalate the need for resolution of impediments to stakeholders, as needed while in parallel empower the team to self-organize to work together on product delivery.

  • Act as a change agent and champion Agile principles to teach, mentor, facilitate and coach teams to continuously improve while using the Agile framework to maximize productivity of the team

  • Guards the agile team from external requests and disruptions

  • Coordinates and facilitates sprint planning and task definition, sprint backlog execution, impediment removal and tracking, sprint review, and retrospectives

  • Partners with project and release managers in production deployment activities

  • Works with Product Owners to support short and long-term release planning, and to keep work backlog ready and prepared for execution while ensuring effective communication between Product Owners and the agile team

  • Develops metric reports on project status, schedule, and agile metrics such as velocity and cycle time and report status of progress to an Executive Audience

  • Up to 25% of Travel may be required.

    People Management Responsibilities:

  • Actively supports career development of staff, providing regular and ongoing feedback on performance, including guidance, direction, and advice

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals

  • Documents and presents performance assessments

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance

  • Ensures staff have the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within the assigned function

  • Identifies roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals

  • Coordinate and oversee performance of project resources and set expectations accordingly; and work with Resource Manager to address performance issues, as appropriate.

  • Participates in IT workforce planning activities

    Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management or a related field

  • Typically has 3 years of relevant IT and business work experience (5 years a plus)

  • Requires 1 year of experience in leading teams ( 3 years a plus)

  • Proven ability to collaborate, build relationships and influence individuals at all levels in a matrix-management environment

  • Experience in the following:

    o IT applications, operations, service and support organizations

    o Data processing, analysis and quality management tools

    o Development and implementation of processes and policies

  • Requires knowledge of multiple agile development methodologies and frameworks

  • Requires understanding of the basic fundamentals of iterative and incremental development

  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams

  • Requires PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent certification

    The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or hold a permanent resident status/ green card, with intent to become a U.S. Citizen.

    At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we offer a wonderful benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account, Backup Child Care Program, Pre-tax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holiday’s, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and an unheard of Retirement / Pension.

    The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our people proudly reflect the diversity and ideas of the communities we serve.

Organization: *Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Title: IT Manager - Scrum

Location: CA-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 252501