Senior Scrum Master

5 - 7 years experience  •  Automotive.

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Atlanta, GA
5 - 7 years experience
Automotive.
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Description

SummaryThe Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving practices and guiding them to more predictable delivery. The Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments, providing guidance, and supporting Agile teams.

Key Responsibilities
Backlog Management Practices

  • Works with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices
  • Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement
  • Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams 
  • Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination

Agile Ceremony Facilitation

  • Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams
  • Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management
  • Teaches new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process
  • Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices
  • Mentors Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement

Delivery Team Support

  • Removes impediments to the team’s ability to perform 
  • Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions
  • Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution
  • Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team and encourages healthy team dynamics.
  • Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization
  • Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems

Advice and Guidance

  • Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery
  • Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability
  • Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements
  • Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity



Qualifications

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • Working experience related industry 
  • 5 + years of working experience as a Scrum Master
  • Working experience in one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), or Kanban 
  • Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe

Desirable

  • Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional (Desired for lower level – required for higher)

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