Senior Manager, XP Lab

Senior Manager, XP Lab
We are looking for a strong individual to facilitate the development and scaling of agile transformation at Northern Trust through the execution of varying strategic business initiatives using Lean Product, XP engineering practices.
Serve as a change agent to drive agile transformation and evolve lean product and XP engineering practices with a specific focus on the product management discipline
Lead business stakeholders and team members through project inception and ensure that products are at the best state of readiness prior to kickoff, mitigating substantial risk for both business and delivery teams.
Collaborate closely with senior leaders on vision, strategy, and roadmap to facilitate scaling agile transformation within Northern Trust.
Foster an environment in which product teams are empowered to deliver business value quickly and iteratively.
Enable, coach, and lead team members and stakeholders through the agile process: inceptions, daily standup meetings, retrospectives, iteration planning meetings, and story acceptance / rejection
Pair with customer Product Managers, stakeholders and technical teams to discover existing process value streams and to identify methods of incremental improvement that can be delivered in a short period
Ensure that people in the lab are motivated, challenged, and provided with growth opportunities.
Measure and communicate lab KPIs.
Balance execution of near term business outcomes with strategic, technology, architecture and operating model objectives.
Required Skills
Experience driving corporate agile transformations.
Experience with both lean startup methodologies and XP development methodologies
Experience shipping successful products, including defining vision, strategy, outcome-driven product roadmaps and creating and managing backlogs
Demonstrated ability to get things done in a rapidly changing environment
Ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps ? Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt your communication style for the audience
Demonstrated ability to influence decision making in different contexts
Strong mentoring, coaching, and facilitation skills.
Ability to facilitate collaborative decision-making in a workshop context
Ability to quickly understand a specific business domains and identify the trends and opportunities in that space
Experience articulating and testing product hypotheses
Demonstrated ability to define and track KPIs and other measurable success criteria ? Experience shipping both new products as well as improving upon existing ones
Experience working with or inside enterprise scale organizations a plus
Experience as a designer or engineer a plus Personal qualities:
Lean approach to product management and continuous process improvement. ? Strong mentoring, coaching, and facilitation skills.
Personal maturity and leadership qualities.
Empathy and ability to manage by influence in matrixed organizations
Highly connected to and aware of the external tech community.
Empathy and ability to manage by influence in matrixed organizations.
10+ years of experience in one of the three crafts: custom software development, product management or product design
3-5 years of experience in lean product development and extreme (xp) programming techniques programming, TDD/BDD and CI/CD)
Prior experience PCF or other cloud platforms is highly desirable.

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