Scrum Master

at Modis
Location Leawood, KS
Date Posted August 25, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Job Title: Scrum Master

Job Overview
The Scrum Master reports into the Tech & Ops organization. The position is responsible for Scrum Master activities on one or more Agile Teams that are part of one or more Agile Release Trains.

The Scrum Master is a servant leader focused on transparency, inspection and adaption. The Scrum Master has an appetite for relentless improvement and is a champion of Agile/Lean practices that achieve delivery flow. The Scrum Master works to establish a trusting and safe team environment where problems can be addressed without blame or judgment, with a focus on problem solving and a "learn by doing" environment.

Responsibilities & Duties
•    Assist the Agile team to achieve its goals
•    Coach/train teams on Agile/Lean tools, techniques, and knowledge
•    Manage impediments and barriers outside of the Agile Team’s control
•    Uses data/metrics to evaluate team performance and drive continuous improvement
•    Provide day-to-day coordination, support, and coaching to the team to encourage adoption of agile practices
•    Champion support of evolving processes with focus on relentless improvement
•    Foster transparency and alignment through management of Agile Team information radiators
•    Facilitate Agile Team ceremonies that support team delivery flow, e.g. planning, retrospectives, demos, etc.
•    Facilitate Agile Team preparation and readiness for ART events
•    Support the Product Owner in their role managing the backlog
•    Participate in ART ceremonies that support Program delivery flow, e.g. ART sync, Scrum of Scrums, inspect and adapt, etc.
•    Support the Agile team’s efforts to continuously improve collaboration and relationships with other teams.
•    Help coordinate inter-team cooperation and communication for all team members (may be geographically distributed)
•    Build trust, and work collaboratively with all levels and areas of the organization
•    Work with the extended Scrum Master community, including Release Train Engineers, to increase the effectiveness of SAFe across the enterprise
•    Provide support for Agile Team/ART forecasting, estimating, and capacity planning
•    Support DevOps practices, continuous deployment pipeline and release activities.

Skills & Abilities
•    Coaching, facilitation, and training skills
•    Ability to manage timeboxes and facilitate productive events
•    Ability to influence others, and to maintain persistence in the face of obstacles
•    Understanding of SAFe and Agile principles and practices at a team and program level.
•    Critical thinking skills with the ability to guide people and groups through problem solving
•    Ability to recognize when team is making decisions that impact overall release train direction and escalate as appropriate.
•    Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, to many levels and areas of the company
•    Ability to build relationships and influence in a matrixed organization
•    Ability to lead teams, gain trust, and create an emphasis on continuous improvement

Education & Experience
•    Minimum of one year experience as a Scrum Master on one or more Agile teams
•    Experience with teams using Lean/Agile practices, e.g. Scrum, Kanban, ScrumXP, etc.
•    Preferred knowledge of concepts and practices for scaling agile
•    Preferred experience with Jira and Jira Align
•    Preferred Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent certification
•    Preferred SAFe Agilest, or other SAFe/Agile/Lean certifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Project Management, Information Systems or related field; or equivalent experience.
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