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Squad Leader, Data Foundation, Smithfield, Rhode Island

Created 01/12/2021
Reference 2015553
Category Product Development & Management
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Rhode Island
City Smithfield
Zip 02917
Salary Competitive
Job Description:

This job posting covers several Squad Leader positions, including squads focused on:

  • Developing Fidelity Institutional's critical data foundations
  • Driving business intelligence
  • Advancing Fidelity Institutional's client-facing data and insights offerings
  • Developing advanced analytics and AI solutions

As a Data Domain Squad Leader, you blend expertise in data and analytics with a passion for delivering results. As the product owner you are the end-to-end gatekeeper of the squad mission, strategy, and tactical execution associated with delivering on strategic priorities. In an agile structure, you will partner with other Fidelity leaders to influence the broader strategic decisions, roadmaps, and resource requirements, set and refine the mission, and bring together a team of chapter members to execute on specific product features and ensure respective products or services are available, stable, performant, and supported when required and related cost and maintenance is managed. You will ensure alignment on the "what" and "when" work is to be performed through ongoing planning and prioritization of a product backlog. You will enable squad members to work iteratively, innovate through testing and experimentation and learn from failures while celebrating success. You are committed to developing your own expertise and knowledge to ensure you bring the latest thinking to your role.

The Team

You work in partnership with your Tribe Leader, other Squad Leaders, Scrum Master, and Chapter Leaders aligned to your squad. By demonstrating and promoting Fidelity and agile leadership behaviors, you sustain and evolve our innovative agile culture.

The Expertise You Have

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Product Owner certification, preferred
  • 5-10 years of prior work experience, preferably in product-centric role(s) focused on data and analytics delivery
  • Prior analytics work experience preferred (and is required for advanced analytics and AI squad leadership)
  • Experience designing, developing, and maintaining dynamic products and solutions
  • Financial services experience, preferred
  • Agile experience
  • Jira and Jira Align experience, preferred

The Skills You Bring

  • You take a data-focused approach to understanding customer needs, translate strategic objectives into action, and prioritize to improve value delivered
  • You grasp sophisticated product features and break them into clear and concise stories with well-defined business value and acceptance criteria and optimally communicate these
  • You have a strong focus on execution and identify, communicate, and remove impediments to progress
  • You are capable of leading, influencing, and motivating colleagues without formal authority, and have a track record of building high-performing teams
  • You continuously improve and encourage an agile way of working
  • You establish and maintain unquestioning relationships as you work collaboratively across Fidelity to deliver business outcomes and seek out the expertise of colleagues to advise on your approach
  • You are intellectually curious and model a culture of continuous learning, mentoring, and coaching
  • You have or are committed to developing a balance of technology and non-technology skills in order to fully appreciate the broad needs of our customers
  • You have proven skills in product development, user research, and competitive analysis
  • You have proven leadership and delivery experience in one or multiple of: cloud data transformation, analytical product development, business intelligence and insights, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence

The Value You Deliver

  • Defining, refining, and communicating the squads' mission and roadmap to motivate and build team and partner support and alignment
  • Anticipating, discovering through ongoing interaction with, and prioritizing client / partner needs to serve as their voice and guide execution of the team
  • Defining, evaluating, and communicating results against acceptance criteria
  • Inspecting and evaluating progress, and removing impediments
  • Measuring performance against established objectives and KPI's that deliver on agreed upon business, technology, and people results
  • Collaborating and coordinating with Chapter Leaders and Scrum Masters to build squad capacity and capability and enabling squad member growth, development, and learning
  • Making informed trade-off decisions to strike the right balance between quality, cost, and timelines


Company Overview
At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to complete the application or interview process. Please email us at accommodations@fmr.com or 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2 if you would like to request an accommodation.
Employer Fidelity Investments

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