Sr Scrum Master

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Mar 17, 2017
Apr 29, 2017
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time
Scrum MasterThis position will be based in Brooklyn Park.Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers. But behind the brand our guests love, is a culture of continual innovation - and right now, we are up to big things. The Target Technology Team is driving a transformation in retail, one that will move us from “brick-and-mortar and online” to “brick-and-mortar and everywhere else.” Our goal is to deliver Target's unique “Expect More. Pay Less.” promise to guests wherever and whenever they shop, today and tomorrow: in-store, online, on tablets and mobile phones, and in the retail channels of the future.You can be a part of developing and launching new services that power all the channels where Target does and will do business - in-store, web, tablet, mobile, and future channels. You'll have the opportunity to design, develop and support innovative solutions across a variety of applications, platforms and environments, building tomorrow's technologies.  You'll put your skills, experience and passion to work in an entrepreneurial environment where success is rewarded.We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can connect the in-store experience to the digital environment by creating scalable and seamless multi-channel experiences without losing the brand we are known for.  Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in the eCommerce, multichannel retail, product management and software engineering fields.As a Scrum Master, you are accountable for working with engineering and product teams to deliver capabilities that meet overall business strategy and objectives using agile methodologies. The key to the success of this position is partnering with Product Managers and coaching the engineering team to ensure they have a thorough understanding of the backlog and that Agile/Scrum processes are followed to improve team effectiveness.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  As a Scrum Master, you'll take the lead as you…
  • Understand key business objectives and strategy of the product, and help communicate to the team in partnership with the Product Manager
  • Partner with Product Managers to manage and prioritize stores for the engineers
  • Coordinate and facilitate Product Chartering, story mapping, sprint/release planning meetings, daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives and demos
  • Enable the product team to meet sprint goals by helping to removing roadblocks
  • Foster and coach the team for adoption of Agile tools and practices
  • Establish and track productivity and efficiency metrics
  • Drive high throughput of the scrum team by identifying, preventing and eliminating potential issues and roadblocks across partner teams and products
  • Provide visibility into progress by maintaining backlog, burndown charts, velocity analysis, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with infrastructure, security and other Target Technology partners
 Minimum Requirements
  • 3+ years' experience as a Scrum Master (or equivalent experience) working in an Agile environment managing product or program digital initiatives demonstrating effective coordination of engineering, design/UX, and marketing stakeholders
  • Understanding of test-driven development and software test automation processes
  • Knowledge of continuous delivery practices  
  • Must be an excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business needs and execute on a business strategy
  • Strong conflict resolution, negotiation and leadership skills
Desired Requirements
  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Scrum Master Certification or equivalent training
  • Experience in an engineering role
  • Experience in managing individuals
  • Working knowledge of Agile tools (e.g. JIRA, VersonOne)
  • Work experience in a product environment