Scrum Master

  • Meridian, ID, USA
  • Sep 03, 2017

Job Description

Are you Serious about Scrum? Avid about Agile? A Champion for Change?
Maybe ready to make a change yourself? If the answer is yes - let's talk!
Scentsy is in need of a Scrum Master to execute and advance our Agile framework of software development by filling a role as a \"Servant Leader\" for a team. They minimize the impact of impediments to successful completion of time-boxed development work, monitor team performance, and create metrics to inform stakeholders of team achievements.
What You Would Do:
* Serve as a facilitator for a software development team by organizing Standup meetings, enforcing timelines, and facilitating discussions that lead to effective decision-making and conflict resolution
* Guide team application of Agile/Scrum/Kanban \"Best Practices\" and values while maintaining and growing team dynamic
* Collaborate to establish understanding of shared responsibility and deliverables
* Remove impediments or guide the team to remove impediments, technical or organizational, by finding the right personnel for each situation
* Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of process improvement and problem solving
* Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
* Assist with internal and external communication, improve transparency, and radiate information
* Work with and educate Product Managers and System Analysts on grooming and maintaining the product backlog
* Work with all project stakeholders to understand priorities for products, IT initiatives, group backlog and technical debt and how those priorities impact deliverables and dates
* Create team performance metrics that are consistent with those of the overall IT initiatives and maintain transparency into the team's work through those metrics
* Collaborate with other IT Scrum Masters to develop a best-in-class scaled Agile team that serves all of our IT and business partners
* Perform all other assigned tasks and requirements as needed
* Work effectively as part of a software development team, foster team cooperation
* Stay current with rapidly changing technology and apply to business needs
* Continually learn new tools and techniques to manage tasks and team
* Be a high-energy enthusiastic team member
What You Need:
* High school diploma or equivalent is a must
* Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred
* 2+ years of experience working in an Agile software development environment
* Experience working with various engineering disciplines and dispersed teams, delivering to a strategy via incremental releases with a blend of business and technical knowledge
* Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) a plus
* Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
* Microsoft Office Suite; JIRA knowledge is a plus
You Should Be Able To:
* Effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel
* Garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get work hard to get the job done
* Communicate well with teams
* Lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
* Ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to
* Be a voice of reason and authority and make the tough decisions
* Quickly notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
* Facilitate discussions as well as alternative or different approaches
* Lead a team to self-organization
* Bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and gain additional business trust

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