CO-OP Financial Services

Data Project Team Lead I (Contract to Hire Agile Lead)

Job Locations US-GA-Duluth | US-GA-Alpharetta | US-IA-Des Moines | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-CA-Rancho Cucamonga | US-NC-Charlotte
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The Opportunity

CO-OP Financial Services is bringing digital transformation to the credit union movement. We’re creating innovative technology solutions that help not-for-profit credit unions best serve their members and compete with the big banks.  As a result, our world-class team is growing faster than ever! If you’re passionate about technology and want to be part of a purpose-driven organization, this is an exciting opportunity to provide real value and help shape the future of human-centered financial services.


We are seeking a talented Data Project Team Lead I (Agile) to lead agile project teams developing strategic data initiatives for COOP, insuring their successful delivery within expected delivery dates. The DPTL will manage team ceremonies, boards, shape positive team behavior, and help remove obstacles. The DTPL will work closely with product and business partners to organize the team’s work and schedule according to priorities. The DPTL will be responsible for updates to CO-OP management and departments, and participate in project, stakeholder, product launch, etc., meetings, as needed.

What You Can Look Forward to

  • Act as an Agile leader to the data development team.
  • Shape team behavior through management via the agile method.
  • Facilitate daily stand-ups, and sprint retro, review and planning meetings to monitor project progress and resolve any issues the team may be experiencing.
  • Be responsible for updating and maintaining the team’s digital (and physical) agile board.
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders, application users, and program owners.
  • Provide updates to stakeholders, program owners, and participate in stakeholder meetings.
  • Document team progress and communicate project updates to management and stakeholders.
  • Remove project obstacles and develop solutions with team.
  • Provide input on team member performance to management.
  • Ensure milestones are reached and deadlines are met throughout project lifecycle.
  • Work with product owner to develop backlog.
  • Take responsibility for successful product delivery.
  • Participate in launch teams for product launches.
  • Interface with other development teams and areas within CO-OP to ensure successful end-to-end project delivery.
  • Interface with vendors involved in the project to insure successful engagement, by helping to set expectations, monitor vendor work, provide status updates, and call out and help rectify issues, if any.
  • Responsible for reporting risks that are identified to the appropriate team and/or management. Additionally, responsible for managing, monitoring and reporting risks within the scope of your work area, to include, but not limited to Information Security risks.
  • Actively supports our CO-OP culture and embraces our core values of Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Management, or equivalent job experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience leading development project teams using Agile methodologies.
  • 2+ years’ experience as a data or reporting analyst is a plus, but not required.
  • 3+ years’ experience leading teams delivering data/reporting projects preferred.
  • Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner a plus.
  • Knowledge of Azure Dev Ops or similar tools.
  • Experience with agile methodologies.
  • Understanding of reporting and data visualization best practices.
  • Financial industry knowledge.
  • MS Office skills.
  • Ability to lead large data-driven projects.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and lead others in the technology area.
  • Ability to identify and set best practices for the Agile team.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.

Why Join CO-OP?

CO-OP is committed to fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, respected, and connected. We are dedicated to understanding, attracting and engaging a diverse workforce where every employee can live up to their value; ensuring that our employee base reflects the consumers we serve. The result of this effort is an inclusive environment where diverse talent thrives.  You will be part of an organization that focuses on a strong culture and embodies the credit union movement philosophy of People Helping People. CO-OP’s commitment to reflecting our own core values and purpose extends beyond how we serve our clients and the products that we deliver.


With more than 35 years of industry leadership, CO-OP Financial Services is the largest, most comprehensive credit union service organization in the nation. CO-OP serves as THE credit union technology engine, bringing payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel to help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service.


CO-OP serves more than 3,000 client credit unions, with 60 million debit and credit cardholders, nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,600 shared branches nationwide. Our vast technological ecosystem facilitates more than 6.5 billion transactions every year and equips credit unions of all sizes to deepen member engagement and prosper in the fast-paced world of fintech.

The Perks

  • Fun, challenging and, collaborative work environment with passionate colleagues that care deeply about the intersection of technology and human-centered financial services.
  • Great Work/Life Benefits – Paid Time Off (PTO), Maternity, Parental, Family Care, Adoption Leave Programs, Community Volunteer Time Off, and 10 Paid Holidays.
  • Health benefits – medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym reimbursements.
  • 401K with generous company match.
  • Tuition reimbursement.


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