Agilist People Leader

Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati , OH 45201

Posted 2 months ago

. Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include, but are not limited to performance management, focused investment in people growth and direction, feedback coaching and disciplinary activities (if needed), succession planning, recognition of employees,etc.The Fifth Third Agilist People Leader will support the entire organization by leading and growing people in the Agilist role. This role is a key member of the Agile Center, as well as the Technology organization, and will be expected to interactandinfluence leaders across the entire Fifth Third organization, drawing connections to all strategic priorities.

An Agilist People Leader will have the responsibility of people leadership, with all the responsibilities that people management and leadership would entail. They are able craft messages and leverage powerful questions to prompt creativeproblemidentification and solving. The Agilist People Leader may also lead initiatives that increase the adoption of agile practices and frameworks across the organization. They observe and determine the needs/gaps that exist throughout the organizationandintervene based on those specific needs/gaps to move the transformation forward. This is often done through active mentoring and coaching of the Agilist to whom they lead. The Agilist People Leader will encourage the entire organization to solveproblemswith Agile mindsets. They coach others in the organization regarding Agile practices and impacts that actions have on the team(s) and its self-organization. An Agilist People Leader is able to provide objective guidance, without personal orpoliticalconsideration. They are abl

An Agilist People Leader possesses a learning mindset and drives their people and the organization to continuously improve their interactions, practices, and process through valuable inspect and adapt practices using data from feedback loops, metricsandother information radiators. They are able to identify opportunities for improvement outside of the traditional inspect and adapt practice by leveraging a deep understanding of technologies and techniques in the DevOps, pipeline automation,testingframeworks, etc. spaces.

They are able to leverage concepts from other Agile frameworks and working practices outside of Scrum to help their people and the Squads grow and succeed. They model collaborative, courageous and open behavior, and awillingnessto learn and grow continuously for the organization.

Responsible and accountable for the identification of risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns. They personally follow policies and procedures as defined and are accountable for always doing the right thing for customersandcolleagues.

Agilst People Leader ensure that their actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank's risk appetite, the Agilist People Leader achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing,managing,monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


. Embody the Agile principles and lead by example

. Present, teach, mentor, and facilitate at multiple levels of the organization, helping their people in highly ambiguous or tumultuous Squads and/ or areas of the organization succeed.

. Consult and coach Agilist and those people supporting Squads as well as other leaders in new approaches to proactively manage the volume of change our technology solutions may provide to employees and the overall transformation

. Collaborates with all areas of the Fifth Third organization helping them drive toward an agile mindset; values team success over individual success

. Identify organizational needs/gaps and design content, curriculum, tools, and resources for broad and or specific use.

. Seeks continuous learning regarding Agile, Scrum, coaching, facilitating, emotional intelligence, team dynamics, active listening for self and team, etc.

. Guides Agilist and the organization on ways to connect strategic priorities and set and articulate goals that drive value based outcomes. Empower decision making to those closest to the work while executing on achieving results.

. Apply and deploy multiple approaches to remove organizational impediments (e.g. cultural barriers, logistic challenges, mindset shifts, etc.)

. Embody agility using a servant leadership approach and lead by example while guiding others on the effective application of Agile values, principles and/or frameworks.

. Facilitates communication, cooperation, and collaboration across the organization, including continuous feedback loops.

. Works to improve the effectiveness of all roles of the organization, fostering self-organization, learning and growth but is specifically focused on and dedicated to the Agilist craft

. Challenge current processes, identifying current opportunities for process improvement, efficiency/effectiveness and consistency to drive continuous improvement in results.

. Demonstrates a solid understanding of a variety of practices that support agility (Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Test Driven Development, Automated Test-Driven Development, etc.)

. Mentor and coach others and is seen as a trusted advisor by their peers

. Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear


. 7+ years of combined people leadership and hands-on experience successfully implementing major process improvements in technical, project delivery and/or business process in a large enterprise corporate environment. Agile execution experiences a plus.. A passion for guiding, teaching, mentoring, and facilitating at multiple levels of the organization, particularly with senior leadership.

. Position requires the ability to establish self as a leader, to not only perform in a leadership role, but to also be recognized by other divisions and business partners as a leader.

. Strong presence and credibility with excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills which are effective and impactful to a range of audiences. Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information in a simplified way andmeetfast-paced deadlines.

. Deep understanding of the Scrum Framework

. Experience communicating and removing impediments at both the team level and organizational level, fostering collaboration across organizational boundaries.

. Deep understanding of all software lifecycle development disciplines - Project Management, Requirements Management, Analysis & Design, Quality Assurance & Testing, Implementation, Deployment, Configuration & Change Management

. Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills

. Deep coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to communicate complex messages and teach new concepts

. Ability to lead self-organizing teams and drive change through influence.

. Brings high-energy and passion to the job with a focus on building strong teams and agile organizations

. Ability to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a sustainable & effective workplace

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Agilist People Leader

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