Sr Scrum Master - Presentation

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Sep 13, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time


You will lead scrum teams that are responsible for developing new technology products for Target Technology Services, under the Space & Presentation team in our Merchandising business. You'll put your skills, experience and passion to work in an entrepreneurial environment where success is rewarded. Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in the Product Life-Cycle Management process for product management and software engineering fields.

As a Sr. 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 Owners 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.

As a Sr. 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 Owner
  • Partner with Product Owners to manage and prioritize stories 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 efficiency of the scrum team/s 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, information security and other partners

 Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master (or equivalent experience) working in an Agile environment managing product, and demonstrating effective coordination of engineering, design/UX, and business stakeholders
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous delivery practices (Jenkins, Drone)
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical approach & drive technical discussions
  • 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 or hands-on software development
  • Experience working in large, complex technical ecosystems with Agile tools (JIRA, VersionOne) 
  • Work experience in a Product environment leading multiple teams, engaged in Scrum of Scrums
  • Work experience in Product Life-cycle management (PLM) process for developing retail products for owned brand business

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