Principal Associate, Agile Delivery Lead
McLean, VA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Job ID: R100623

McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Associate, Agile Delivery Lead

We are looking for a passionate Agile Delivery Lead that will help drive delivery across teams of talented engineers who build an intuitive, cloud based, enterprise scale Machine Learning Platforms to support our Data Science and Machine Learning communities.

In the Agile Delivery Lead role, you'll ensure your teams' delivery success by leveraging the appropriate Agile methodology to enable predictable, quality delivery while maintaining a focus on the continuous improvement of the team. The Agile Delivery Lead will optimize team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team.



  • Ensures teams maintain focus on quality and continuous delivery

  • Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments, and progress

  • Be well managed - understand and coach the team on delivery controls, compliance to minimize operational, and reputational risk

  • Understands domain architecture and targets to identify upstream and downstream dependencies and to support the team in risk management

  • Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required)

  • Supports team's automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)/DevOps journey

  • Take initiative and act as a leader to foster collaboration and communication between team members on technical issues, on process improvements, and in addressing and escalating project risks and issues

Cross team delivery

  • Mastery of complex facilitation and dependency management techniques (cross team, cross department)

  • Drive cross team, ART and departmental impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination

  • Drive delivery and continuous improvement by utilizing feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc) to identify areas of opportunity

  • Work across stakeholders and teams to continuously improve

  • Understand domain architecture and upstream/downstream dependencies

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the business context and leverage that context to manage risk and prioritize the team's work

  • Provide regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments

  • Help establish governance structure where decision-making is weighted toward empowered teams


  • Integrates Agile and Lean principles into team practices and work products

  • Coaches Product Owner and team on backlog refinement and prioritization

  • Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve

  • Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery

  • Developing understanding and encouragement of team's engineering innovation and improvement (engineering practices, DevOps, etc.)

  • Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization

  • Agile and Technical Learning: Actively seeks and participates in a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training, and independent study to further develop self and community

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • At least 6 years of Agile experience

  • At least 2 years of experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of Agile experience

  • 4+ years of GitHub experience

  • 2+ years of experience with Jira

  • Experience with multiple Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe, DSDM)

  • Experience running multiple Agile teams simultaneously (2-3 teams)

  • Experience with modern engineering and DevOps practices

  • Scrum Alliance CSM or CSP certification or PMI's Agile Certified Professional (ACP)

  • SAFe certified (or other scaled agile frameworks)

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; Newark, New Jersey Ordinance 12-1630; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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