Sr Scrum Master - GDM

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 31, 2018
May 11, 2018
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time

Sr Scrum Master Job Description

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 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. 

Primary Function:

·Strongly serving and enabling the Product Owner and Development Team in order to deliver on their respective OKRs (Objectives & Key Results)

·Providing support to the team in a way that exemplifies Agile

·Guiding and coaching the Team and organization on how to use Agile practices and values

·Guiding and coaching the Team on how to get the most out of self-organization and how to fill in gaps as they occur

·Assessing the Agile maturity of the team and organization, and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a sustainable pace

·Provide visibility into progress by maintaining backlog, burndown charts, velocity analysis, etc

·Remove impediments; guide the team to remove impediments through deep understanding of the Product and Team ecosystem, as well as connectivity to key stakeholders

·Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of problem solving and continuous learning and improvement

·Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

·Initiating discussion, facilitating decision making and conflict resolution in order to drive continuous improvement

·Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

·Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to managing and refining the product backlog

·Current understanding of agile practices/principles and ability to determine and then apply which Agile methodology (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.) is needed given the maturity and ecosystem of the Team's current state

·Guiding the leaders and team with the creation of a product vision and roadmaps via agile practices (e.g. story mapping)

·Understanding of test-driven development and software test automation processes, and promoting the benefits to the team

·Knowledge of continuous delivery practices

·Strong communicator; able to gain the trust and respect of the team, external stakeholders, and leadership

Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

·4-year bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

·5+ years of experience; 2+ years of those as a Scrum Master (or equivalent experience) working in an agile environment managing product or program initiatives demonstrating effective coordination of engineering, design/UX, and marketing stakeholders

·Demonstrated ability to understand business needs and execute on a business strategy

Preferred: working experience with Atalassian tool suite (JIRA, Confluence)


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