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Delivery Manager

| Greater NYC Area

Merrill Corporation is the industry leader in technology solutions that enable mergers, acquisitions, initial public offerings, restructuring and other critical capital transactions in more than 170 countries. We provide the world’s leading investment banks, private equity firms, law firms and corporations with tools to simplify, streamline and accelerate the due diligence process, helping them close more deals, faster. We are a global team of high-energy, passionate people. We have strong individual voices but we work as a team, bringing out the best in each other. We thrive under pressure and always keep the customer at the heart of everything we do.

 

 

Job Description:

Accountabilities:

  • Squad Operations – Builds and maintains motivated teams, making sure there is iterative plan to work towards, supporting the day to day agile ceremonies of squads (sprint planning, reviews, growing, retrospectives etc), squad administration, performance and OKR management. Leads software team and be the liaison between Product Ownership, Project Governance, and the Development/Implementation Teams.
  • Removing Obstacles and Impediments that hinder or limit squad/tribe efficiency. i.e removing ‘blockers’ or obstacles to progress: negotiating with stakeholders, refocusing senior leadership, or addressing procurement issues for example. 
  • Reporting – tracking key squad discovery and delivery metrics, understanding and reporting on current state and progress of work, what is done and not, etc.  Clear reporting and communication is a key for this role, not only to the Leadership Team but also to the various Product Managers and Business Leads. 
  • Agile Coaching - Reinforce proven tools, techniques, practices, coaching squads through discovery and delivery stages continuous improvement through the product development pipeline. Establish and enforce agile delivery standards and best practices.  Mentor and train agile delivery team and stakeholders.
  • Product Execution Discipline – follow-up on day to day tasks/activities to exceed expectations.

    Focusing of the team on what is most important to the delivery of products and services.

  • Org Readiness – ensures that all Merrill internal stakeholders are fully prepared to support the features/functionality that Product introduces to our clients.  Org readiness helps identify well in advance risks, action items and experts needed to ensure success during launch activities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 2 years' work experience preferably as a scrum master or project management
  • Agile and Lean practices -Able to identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use. Can adapt and reflect, is resilient and has the ability to see outside of the process. Able to use a blended approach depending on the context. Able to measure and evaluate outcomes. Able to help teams to manage and visualize outcomes.
  • Communicating between the technical and non-technical -Able to listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret them. Able to manage stakeholders’ expectations and be flexible, is capable of proactive and reactive communication. Facilitates difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders.
  • Maintaining delivery momentum - Able to facilitate the delivery flow of a team, managing the pace and tempo. Able to actively address internal and external risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team.
  • Planning - Understands the environment and is able to prioritize the most important or highest value tasks. Able to use data to inform planning. Able to manage complex internal and external dependencies. Able to provide delivery confidence. Able to remove blockers or impediments that affect the plan and is able to develop a plan for difficult situations. Ensures teams plan appropriately for their own capacity.
  • Team dynamics and collaboration - Able to bring people together to form a motivated team. Able to empower delivery teams. Able to help create the right environment for a team to work in. Recognizes and deals with issues. Able to facilitate the best team makeup depending on the situation.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AngularFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • Pivotal CLoud FoundryDatabases
    • ElasticSearchDatabases
    • Azure Blob StorageDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Mural, Appear.in, Slack, MindNodeDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SitecoreCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

Our NY office is in the heart of midtown on 6th Ave at 55th St. Easily accessible by train and bus. Building will have a new gym by end of 2019.

An Insider's view of Merrill Corporation

What are some social events your company does?

From team building scavenger hunts though Central Park to quarterly client events at the latest NYC hotspot, working at Merrill Corporation provides the opportunity to socialize with some of the most talented and interesting people that you will find anywhere.

Donald Davidson

Vice President, Advisory Sales

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Using the latest colocated and remote collaboration tools including Invision, Sketch and Mural.

JR

Director of Innovation - Product Design

How does the company support your career growth?

I have instant access to any manager or experienced sales director's from around the world, which allows me to continuously learn from some of the best and smartest people in the industry.

Rosie Corcoran

Regional Director- DataSite

What are Merrill Corporation Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Merrill is an employer of choice with a strong track record of internal promotion, company benefits and many perks. Join a company who values its employees and understands that supporting our employees is a fundamental key to our success as a company.

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