Agile Scrum Master

Citigroup Inc   •  

Irving, TX

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Less than 5 years

Posted 152 days ago

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The Agile Scrum Master is proficient in agile techniques and is adept at change management

through influence and facilitation of Agile into new environments. We are seeking a talented

Scrum Master to provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership, and set a powerful

example for the team. The Ideal candidate will work with our Sr Scrum Master to provide

guidance, coaching and direction towards maturing and optimizing Agile execution

methodologies through the constant improvement of Agile application principles and processes.

This is a Manager level position also responsible for Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Sprint

execution tracking, risk management and management of metrics related to sprint planning and

execution. This individual must have demonstrated ability work across technology disciplines in

a matrix organization. They will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing

impediments from their team while promoting self-management and constantly improving our

work standards as the central role in fast project delivery with fewer defects. This role will

interact closely with IT and Business teams to educate and execute Agile methodology.

Own, advocate, and coach Agile scrumprocesses, ensuring that the team

is always following the framework and looking for opportunities to continuously improve. Serve

as Scrum Master for up to two Agile teams. Uphold Agile values and principles; facilitate Agile

ceremonies. Focus teams to deliver value quickly. Foster a motivating culture of openness,

collaboration, and continuous improvement. Coordinate across other Agile teams for complex

projects. Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, Sprint reviews,

retrospectives, sprint and release planning and other Scrum-related meetings. Track and

communicate sprint/release progress via information radiators. Ensure all information radiators

are current and broadly available Play a key le team member role in the delivery of complex

technology and business solutions. Champion and embody the Scrum way-of-life across the

development teams. Encourage and support iterative and collaborative development - favoring

people over process. Own, advocate, and teach Agile scrumprocesses, ensuring that the team is

always following the framework and looking for opportunities to continuously improve Escalate

and/or resolve impediments to help your team ship code. Leverage data to measuring &

monitoring progress against commitments. Coach teams on the basics of Scrum or Kanban as

needed in simple term Promote creation and adoption of standard practices for Scrum

Management and Sprint planning, program management, Metrics management and reporting.

Guiding and coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices

and values to meet program objectives. Creatively apply Scrum management/ Sprint Planning

processes to address unique situations; Assess Scrum execution status and direct corrective

measures to ensure program success including escalation and visibility to senior leadership

when appropriate


Certified Scrum Master CSM or PMI-ACP or equivalent experience 1 -3 years of scrum

masterexperience with in-depth knowledge of Scrum and implementation of Agile

Methodologies to multiple teams in large-scale enterprise change projects & programs 5-6 years

of solid experience in Project Management Understanding of System Development Life Cycle

methodology Strong knowledge of Scrum Management, Sprint and Release planning Strong

understanding of and experience with Software Development Life Cycles, as well as strong

project management skills; must have a solid background utilizing an Agile approach to software

development. Excellent interpersonal communication and facilitation skills and proven ability to

work with diverse personality types. Excellent skills and knowledge situational awareness,

conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

Effective oral, written, and presentation skills are required Ability to gain credibility to influence

decision makers and influencers influence within and across boundaries without direct

authority. Team specific coaching and mentorship experience on several engagements

Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional

gaps left in the Scrum approachexample: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous

Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc. Good understanding of System Development Life

Cycle methodology Demonstrated work history of being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of

different contexts different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs.

distributed, etc. Knowledge and/or experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD,

Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

Experience in an IT Finance Risk Management and spend analytics leadership role. Should

exhibit strong execution capabilities