Scrum Master Jobs - Scrum Master, 19970

at KAR Global
Location Carmel, IN
Date Posted November 6, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Location: Remote, North America (EST Time Zone Preferred)

Offices: OPENLANE – Toronto, Canada (Engineering) and KAR Global – Indianapolis, U.S.A (HQ)

Who We Are

KAR Global powers the world’s most trusted automotive marketplaces through innovation, technology and people. Our end-to-end platform serves the remarketing needs of the world’s largest OEMs, dealers, fleet operators, rental companies and financial institutions.

• We’re a technology company delivering next generation tools to accelerate and simplify remarketing.

• We’re an analytics company leveraging data to inform and empower our customers with clear, actionable insights

• And we’re an auction company powering the world’s most advanced and integrated mobile, digital and physical auction marketplaces

About Our Candidate

OPENLANE, a KAR Global brand, the leader in online automotive remarketing, is currently looking for a  Scrum Master to join our Agile Delivery Team.

As a Scrum Master, you employ servant leadership to coach and support the team in agile product development and delivery methods. You will lead and/or facilitate scrum ceremonies, remove team-level impediments, and shield the team from external distractions. You will ensure clear communication and understanding between the Product Owner and the team. You will be coaching team members on continuous process improvements and goals, ensuring the achievement of excellent results and helping build high-performance teams.

OPENLANE, a KAR Global brand, is the online vehicle remarketing and portfolio management pioneer, delivering intelligent innovations and trusted technology solutions preferred by most OEMs, automotive finance companies and fleets. Operating more than 40 private-label remarketing marketplace sites and mobile apps in the U.S. and Canada, OPENLANE is the largest provider of vehicle portfolio management and remarketing services—by far.

With 20 years of industry leadership, OPENLANE has a proven track record of delivering the latest technology at scale, with loyalty-inspiring service and support.

As part of the KAR group of companies, OPENLANE supports the entire remarketing lifecycle, with integrated transport, wholesale, and data solutions that leverage the span and capabilities of KAR.

As a Scrum Master your key responsibilities will include:

  • Coaching the team in agile best practices including self-organization and cross-functionality

  • Removing impediments to the team's progress to its sprint commitments

  • Facilitating scrum ceremonies including sprint planning, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups

  • Enacting change & continuous improvement to increase the productivity of the team and quality of deliverables

  • Coaching the team and helping to lead in organizational environments in which scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood

  • Ensure team execution and delivery to committed sprint work - Leading the team to maintain a sustainable pace

  • Supporting techniques for effective Product Backlog management

  • Creating forums for communicating vision, goals, and Product Backlog items to the team

  • Supporting and crystallizing the team to create clear and concise Backlog items

  • Identify, manage, help mitigate project issues and risks - Working with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of scrum in the organization

A successful Scrum Master will:

  • Collaborate and partner within and beyond one's team; builds productive relationships with others

  • Communicate effectively across diverse audiences within and outside of the Sprint Team (Stakeholders, Executives)

  • Motivate and model open communication to help surface issues for faster resolution

  • Be able to remove obstacles for the team or to direct obstacles to appropriate owners for quick resolution

  • Provide perspective to the team and keeps team focused on critical deliverables and tasks

  • Have experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory

  • Possess good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

  • Establish release management oversight. You will work across teams to plan feature releases that are well-timed and executed. You will measure, monitor, and report release details, schedule details, and implementation details to all stakeholders and interested parties weekly.

  • Deliver on DevOps' cultural and technical values. You will oversee and coordinate all elements of release event orchestration for features. You will work toward improving the continuous delivery release process in collaboration with development, operations, and support.

  • Promote an Agile environment. You will act as a Scrum Master in the larger group, promoting adherence to the Agile process, identifying and removing obstacles causing risks to the release schedule. You will plan and conduct the post-deployment retrospective.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or diploma

  • At least 3 years of Scrum Master experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in software delivery

  • Scrum Master Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years+ of Scrum Master experience

  • 5 years+ of software delivery experience in large enterprise organization

  • 3 years+ experience with agility at scale (e.g. SAFe Framework)

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