Scrum Master Jobs - Scrum Master, 20181

at DTCC
Location Boston, MA
Date Posted April 17, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities? 
Join our DTCC family, and you’ll grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life

The Team
The Information Technology group delivers secure, reliable technology solutions that enable DTCC to be the trusted infrastructure of the global capital markets. The team delivers high-quality information through activities that include development of essential, building infrastructure capabilities to meet client needs and implementing data standards and governance.

Why you'll love this job 
Solutions Delivery -Institutional Trade Processing (ITP): This position will support delivery of projects within Institutional Trade Processing (ITP) service suite, which delivers robust Technology solutions to a global client base in the financial services industry.

What you’ll do:
The Scrum Master applies a broad technical knowledge of the Agile methodology in order to manage the scrum process with geographically dispersed teams to deliver exceptional standards in product quality and timely, predictable delivery of projects. This involves guiding the scrum team on how to use Agile practices and removing impediments for the scrum team. The Scrum Master organizes and facilitates the sprint planning meeting, arranges daily stand-up meetings, schedules demos, conducts retrospective meetings and facilitates the decision-making process. This position requires working closely with product owners to groom the product backlog to ensure it is ready for the next sprint.  The Scrum Master tends to cross functional coordination and communication, requirements traceability, release management, test case management, and defect tracking concerns to keep delivery on track.

Your talents needed for success
Facilitates daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings
Demonstrates proficiency in conflict resolution
Ability to track and remove impediments
Ability to ensure the correct use of scrum processes
Ability to shield team from outside distractions and interferences
Radiates information between squad and stakeholders to ensure alignment
Assists team or individuals to clarify goals and actions to achieve them
Serves as a coach in Agile practice
Proficiency in estimation and planning
Effective communicator with the ability to maintain a cohesive team
Knowledge of other agile methodologies and frameworks like Kanban and XP
Understand the basic fundamentals of iterative and incremental development
Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices
Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures
Knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing
Ability to take and understand commitments to deliver projects on time
Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
Experience using Jira or similar tool for managing Sprints and User Stories.
Familiar with common development practices, Service oriented environments, and Agile practices

Project Manager Responsibilities
Define and Review project scope and successfully plan and track execution in collaboration with Product Management, Enterprise Test Engineering (ETE), BADS (Business Aligned Delivery Squads), IT Architecture, and any other impacted stakeholders.
Ensure tracking of Project financials – forecasts vs. actuals is done at regular cadence for transparency with Business & Technology Management /Leadership.
Ensure and be compliant with all the relevant DTCC processes and methodologies for project delivery and audits.
Understand and translate cross-team dependencies into actionable plans
Identify and secure resources required to execute the plan and monitor resource utilization by continuously analyzing staffing requirements and resource allocations
Ensure delivered products meet defined business requirements and are of high quality
Proactively identify and manage RAID (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies) for efficient project execution to meet Business Vision / Product Roadmap and escalate to management appropriately.
Lead and define the change management process for projects
Provide progress report on project status and create a dashboard for sponsors
Ensure management remains abreast of status and hold them accountable for facilitating mitigation of risks and resolution of escalated issues. Inspire and lead through effective team management
Build a communications strategy and execution plan for the project
Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.

**NOTE:  Responsibilities of this role are not limited to the details above. **

Qualifications
Minimum of 8 years’ experience as a Scrum Master in IT and/or Financial Services
Bachelor degree in a technical discipline preferred; Scrum Master certification

About DTCC
DTCC safeguards the financial markets and helps them run efficiently, in times of prosperity and crisis. We are uniquely positioned at the center of global trading activity, processing over 100 million financial transactions every day, pioneering industry-wide, post-trade solutions and maintaining multiple data and operating centers worldwide. From where we stand, we can anticipate the industry’s needs and we’re working to continually improve the world’s most resilient, secure and efficient market infrastructure. Our employees are driven to deliver innovative technologies that improve efficiency, lower cost and bring stability and certainty to the post-trade lifecycle.

Our work environment favors openness and gives people freedom to do their jobs well, by encouraging diverse opinions and emphasizing teamwork. When you join our team, you’ll have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions at a company that is recognized as a thought leader in both the financial services and technology industries. A DTCC career is more than a good way to earn a living. It’s the chance to make a difference at a company that’s truly one of a kind.

The Information Technology group delivers secure, reliable technology solutions that enable DTCC to be the trusted infrastructure of the global capital markets. The team delivers high-quality information through activities that include development of essential, building infrastructure capabilities to meet client needs and implementing data standards and governance.