Scrum Master

at BCforward
Published September 7, 2022
Location Indianapolis, IN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Title: Scrum Master

Location: Indianapolis, IN (Hybrid / Remote)

Duration: Full-time / perm

Company: Bcforward

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Scrum Master for a data team on Data & Analytics ART.
  • Experience in SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is required.
  • Assist in overall PI/Iteration planning and ensure cross-team dependencies are well-understood and modeled in roadmaps and timelines.
  • Identify, document, and publish risks and issues related to the overall Program Increment and to define resolution paths where required.
  • Resolve cross-team impediments and blocking issues.
  • Collect and consolidate cross-team metrics for delivery to stakeholders and executive management.
  • Schedule and conduct meetings and ceremonies in accordance with best practices for Agile/Scrum.
  • Responsible for building team collaboration, commitment towards achieving sprint objectives and viewing team needs above everything else.
  • Continuously work to improve team performance and productivity:
    • Encourage team accountability, self-organization, and empowerment.
    • Share common Agile practices.
    • Promote and support the development team’s automated processes.
    • Facilitate Retrospectives which generate new ideas for process improvement.
  • Maintain relevant metrics that guide the development team to more efficient processes in their work and in satisfying their Product Owner and stakeholders.
  • Maintain effective information radiators that aid transparency and encourage clear communication between the development team, the Product Owner, and stakeholders.
  • Active participant in the BC forward SAFe ART CoP to share and learn new agile concepts.
  • Coaching the Product Owner in best practices related to SAFe and Scrum.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a technical or business-related field or equivalent years of experience
  • A SAFe Scrum Master Certification.
  • 2+ years or more in a Scrum Master role.
  • Demonstrated 5+ yrs of experience in delivering products and solutions.
  • Technical knowledge of various data ideas and concepts is preferred.
  • Experience as a Scrum Master within enterprise scale SDLC environments.
  • Subject matter expert of Scrum in addition to extensive knowledge of other Agile development approaches and practices.
  • Experience with Jira project management tool and implementation of best practices in Agile tools and workflows.

General Qualifications:

  • Effective communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable communicating with development teams, Product Owners, Product Management, Release Train Engineers, and Senior Management.
  • Effective facilitation and conflict resolution skills – must be able to facilitate discussion of multiple approaches and drive resolution.
  • Effective influencer, able to work upward and across teams to build rapport and partner with others to solve common problems.
  • High level of personal accountability, as evidenced by their commitment, resilience, ownership, and mindset toward continuous learning.
  • Continual improvement - must be constantly growing ones craft, learning new tools and techniques, and sharing these within and among teams.
  • Assertive – must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, and make the tough calls.
  • Ability to facilitate, understand, and contribute to technical discussions.
  • High motivation and drive to help the ART and various teams to excel and deliver based on commitments and timelines.
  • Understand that their role in the organization is broader than the details included in this job description.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to work with diverse personality types.