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Director, Agile Project Office

Galveston, TX, US, 77550




Director, Agile Project Office (TX.)


American National is seeking a Director of our Agile Project Office.  This leadership role will be responsible for supporting the implementation of processes and policies with the goal of transforming traditional project practices to Agile methodologies. As part of this transformation initiative, you will work closely with the Business Transformation Office, IT Leadership, and Business Leaders to apply agile methodologies across the Enterprise, providing leadership to direct the cultural shift necessary for Agile adoption. In addition, you will lead Release Train Engineers and Scrum Masters in the execution of strategic Agile initiatives across the Enterprise.

Location options: Onsite in Springfield, MO; League City, TX; or Galveston, TX


What Will You Do?

  • Help establish and maintain governance structures to align strategic business outcomes with the enterprise agile execution processes
  • Coach Release Train Engineers and Scrum Masters to enable successful delivery of Agile initiatives
  • Ensure that teams and programs are well managed through the creation of controls that optimize delivery, minimize risk, and maximize throughput
  • Deliver hands-on training and coaching of defined agile practices to individual teams and programs
  • Define and implement scaled agile techniques and practices when necessary. Advance adoption through partnering and influencing change
  • Collaborate with individual teams/programs and organizations to discover their needs; Plan and deliver instruction and coaching while ensuring alignment with their organizational strategy
  • As a partner with the Chief Business Transformation Officer, provide leadership and guidance to facilitate cultural change necessary for Agile adoption
  • Develop and lead internal communities of practice/Center of Excellence to improve skills to better support the team
  • Provide leadership and expertise to the advancement and improvement of agile practices within the organization


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 14 or more years of work experience
  • Five to 10 years of supervisory/management experience
  • 3+ years experience as an Agile Coach or in similar leadership role to scrum teams
  • 5+ years experience performing as an Agile team member, such as Scrum Master or Product Owner
  • Agile certification(s) from Scrum Alliance, ICAgile, Project Management Institute, SAFe or other agile organizations
  • Proven track record for successfully leading midsize to large projects with high degrees of complexity
  • Must have strong communication and people skills
  • Working knowledge of software development life cycles and methodologies
  • Ability to influence change across both teams and all leadership levels through relationship building and collaboration
  • Strong collaboration, facilitation, and conflict management skills
  • High level understanding of enterprise and domain architecture
  • Ability to attract, select, and develop talent to build a strong organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Financial Services and/or Insurance Industries
  • Experience leading transformation from traditional waterfall project life cycle to adoption of Agile methodologies




Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees also receive annually a bank of paid time off and paid holidays.   We aspire to see people for what they bring to our corporate culture by supporting an inclusive work environment, including an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, development opportunities, and a casual dress code.


American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.


Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or other opportunities at American National.


American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.  Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedInFacebookInstagram


American National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected categories. American National is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, Former President and CEO.




Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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