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Director, Agile Portfolio Lead

Capital One
McLean, VA 22101
1750 Tysons (12023), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, were building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Director, Agile Portfolio Lead

As the Agile Portfolio Lead you will work with senior leaders of a large technology product portfolio to co-create processes and culture that focuses on innovative, well-managed delivery. Agile Portfolio Leads leverage the appropriate Agile methodologies to enable predictable, quality delivery of products within the scope of their area. Agile Portfolio Leads also optimize coordination with their peers, leads, and stakeholders by removing impediments, aligning timelines, setting expectations for the deadlines of the shared goals, and responding rapidly to change.


  • Establish and uphold Agile values and principles including collaboration, fostering a culture of openness, team self-organization, continuous improvement and flexibility to adapt to emerging business needs.

  • Actively partner with Product, Design, and Technology stakeholders to align solutions with program objectives within an Agile delivery culture

  • Apply complex facilitation and dependency management techniques to drive cross-program and departmental planning, collaboration, and coordination

  • Advance Business, Technology, and Operations leaderships understanding of their respective roles within Agile software delivery structure and influence organizational agility

  • Optimize strategic flow of delivery across business and technology by identifying opportunities for continuous improvement with measurable outcomes

  • Support issue resolution and risk mitigation, escalating to advisory and steering committee groups as needed

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

  • Ensure that the portfolio is well managed in delivery controls and compliance

  • Partner with technical leaders and others to support organizations automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)

  • Build culture of delivery excellence internally and externally

  • Facilitate full transparency and accountability by leading active communication and reporting to stakeholders of the program, as well as leaders and stakeholders of the related programs

  • Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best agile delivery talent

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree

  • At least 5 years as a Scrum Master or an Agile project manager for a software development team

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of engineering management, product management or product design experience in an Agile environment,

  • 5+ years of experience delivering technology programs

  • 3+ years of experience configuring the JIRA project management tool

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

Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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