Senior Scrum Master

Cox Automotive   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: Automotive.

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 267 days ago

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Job Purpose

We are looking for an experienced Scrum Master to join us in helping teams deliver predictably while improving their agility. The Scrum Master has the primary responsibility for leading the agile process for one or more teams, ensuring ownership and predictability of delivery.  The Scrum Master plays a key role in Agile planning, facilitating the Agile process, supporting delivery teams, and providing advice and guidance.

Responsibilities

Planning

·Prepare for and facilitate sprint planning with the product owner and the team.

·Assist with prioritizing stories.

·Help write and break-down stories to the right size for sprint completion.

·Drive stories to Ready state in preparation for the next sprint.

·Work with the team and Product Owner to maintain a healthy backlog and plan releases.

Agile Ceremony Facilitation

·Ensure the team follows and improves their processes.

·Facilitate daily stand-ups, sprint planning, grooming, demo, retrospectives, and other related team and inter-team meetings.

·Participate in sprint demonstrations.

  • ·Foster team collaboration and communication.
  • ·Maintain and generate information radars for the teams.
  • ·Collect team metrics, share with team, suggest new metrics, and drive improvement using the metrics.

Delivery Team Support

·Remove impediments to the team’s ability to perform by working closely with the team and stakeholders, including product owners, management, other teams, and the support organization.

  • ·Communicate the status of progress and impediments to internal and external stakeholders.

·Facilitate cross-team coordination, tracking and following up with external dependencies.

  • ·Act as a buffer between external distractions and the team helping the team to keep focus. Protect the team and minimize disruptions.

·Facilitate team development, mediate conflicts and encourage healthy team dynamics.

·Coordinate operational issues.

·Help the team with testing when necessary.

·Coordinate environment setups & maintenance, code deployments, and production releases.

·Help triage support and production issues, making sure the right tickets are brought into the sprint and pushed through to production when needed.

·Minimize changes to the sprint backlog, but if changes are made, reduce impact to the sprint by re-balancing tickets as necessary.

Advice and Guidance

·Mentor team members and other stakeholders on Agile best practices.

  • ·Mediate conflicts between development team’s goal of delivering high technical quality and product owner’s goal of delivering more features.
  • ·Create a sharing and learning environment, promoting best practices such as pair-programming and cross-functional training.
  • ·Coach the teams to embrace agile practices in their daily work, helping each team member find and understand their role within the process.
  • ·Promote teamwork to achieve sprint goals.
  • ·Lead the teams towards agile maturity.
  • ·Participate in scaling agile throughout the organization.

Technology We Use:

Oracle, Informatica ETL, Casssadra, AWS Big Data tools, Java, HTML5 based UI frameworks


Qualifications

Qualifications

  • ·Experience applying scrum for 3-5 years
  • ·Experience as a Scrum Master at an organization that is committed to using agile as a core methodology to deliver business value
  • ·Experience in affecting change in organizations towards agile adoption
  • ·Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • ·Experience in any part of the software development life cycle a plus - as developer, tester, analyst, product manager, project/program manager, etc.
  • ·Experience with applying test automation, test-driven development, continuous integration, and continuous deployment to achieve built-in quality by the teams
  • ·Experience with applying test automation, test-driven development, continuous integration, and continuous deployment to achieve built-in quality by the teams
  • ·Experience using agile project management tools
  • ·Excellent communication skills
  • ·A technical degree and development or testing background is a plus

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