Scrum Master in Vancouver, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Banfield Pet Hospital   •  

Vancouver, WA 98660

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Summary and Qualifications:

The Scrum Master works with multiple development teams and partners to build software and drive value for its users by coaching, facilitating, encouraging, and influencing a culture of continuous improvement while delivering value to our customers. The Scrum Master is essential to the Software Development Life Cycle within the Agile methodology.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.
  • Facilitates daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
  • Resolves conflict and facilitates conversation by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.
  • Forecasts the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration based on evidence and reliable source.
  • Performs reliable and practical estimation and planning for software development projects.
  • Guides teams on how and when to use Agile practices to drive value to customers. Clearly communicates "why" Agile to teams, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Helps team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Shields team from outside distractions and interferences. Assists with internal and external communication and improving transparency.
  • Ensures the correct use of scrum process.
  • Identifies and helps remove impediments to the success of Agile transformation and growth. Coaches, mentors, and evangelizes Agile best practices across the organization.
  • Guides the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.
  • Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Responsible for strong leadership and mentoring numerous associates across a variety of teams.
  • Enacts change & continuous improvement to increase the productivity of the team and quality of deliverables. Leads and coaches the organization in its scrum adoption.
  • Manages and delivers complex projects
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Special Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Project timelines and work volume/ deadlines may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job.
  • Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and to solve problems involving several variables.
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate necessary equipment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.
  • Environment where pets are present.

Experience, Education and/or Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business or related field of study required, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Agile and Scrum Alliance Certifications is required.
  • Minimum four years software development is required.
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least 4 years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory is required.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc is preferred.
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games is preferred.

Valid Through: 2019-10-14