CONTRACT: Agile Lead in Detroit, Michigan
Posted 09/14/21


AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.


  • Top 25 U.S. digital financial services company committed to developing award-winning technology and services.
  • Named one of the top three fastest-growing banking brands in the U.S. in 2020.
  • Offers a full suite of products including mortgage lending, personal lending, and a variety of deposit and other banking products (savings, money-market, and checking accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), and individual retirement accounts (IRAs)), self-directed and investment-advisory services, and capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.


  • Fast paced, highly collaborative, teamwork-oriented environment
  • Make an immediate impact in this high visibility role
  • Ability to drive change within the organization with a focus on advancement in technology and programs
  • Top-notch leadership committed to developing people
  • 100% remote until after October, then will transition to a hybrid schedule of 3-4 days on-site in the Detroit office and 1-2 days remote 
  • Contract Opportunity with solid pay and benefit eligibility - client has the option to offer a direct hire/FTE position 


  • Facilitate the sizing of stories during the planning sprint, backlog grooming, or sprint planning sessions for the team. 
  • Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with business owners, product owners, project sponsors, vendors and key clients. 
  • Establish team level cadence and driving team level ceremonies (e.g. sprint planning, team retrospectives, backlog grooming, etc.) 
  • Work with the teams to drive the definition and refinement of the program and team backlogs. 
  • Escalate to leadership where needed and where possible to remove impediments for the team(s). 
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on team-level progress and quality. 
  • Act as a liaison to assigned program manager and project managers.
  • Take responsibility for managing dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other scrum teams. 
  • Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on Agile experience. 
  • Ensure scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests and critical issues are effectively communicated to appropriately.
  • Conduct formal review with business sponsor at project completion to confirm acceptance and satisfaction. 
  • Track and measure client satisfaction levels and make and implement recommendations. 
  • Generate appropriate communication, process and educational plans for mitigating the disruption of change while facilitating identification and removal of obstacles to change. 
  • Identify and remove technical and/or organizational challenges standing in the way of allowing your team to reach its full potential


  • 10+ years of Agile, Agile Transformation and Agile Transition, Coaching and mentoring required.
  • Able to use JIRA and Confluence heavily, and train others in these tools at an beginner, intermediate and advanced level.
  • Ability to keep team engaged and on task, and leadership apprised of any potential risks.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or relevant field of study
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM or related certification strongly preferred) ,
  • Thorough understanding and experience working with both in all agile practices and methodologies on large scale, technically complex projects. 
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and programs.
  • Thorough understanding of Agile execution, transformation, JIRA and Confluence.
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems. 
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery. 
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate. 
  • Ability to understand and communicate business, resource and technical issues. 
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams. 
  • Situational awareness of when to listen and when to be assertive. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail. 


  • Employee Type: Contract
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Category: Information Technology
  • Date Posted: 09/14/21
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