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Software Engineering Scrum Master - VP

Wilmington, DE, USA | Global Securities, Investment and Retail Banking Firm

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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Leverage skills in project management, client management and team leadership to manage multi-track and globally distributed projects

Own, advocate, and teach Agile (scrum) processes, ensuring that the team is always following the framework and looking for opportunities to continuously improve

Build high performing Agile sprint teams, focusing on continuous improvement, continuous integration, continuous development and delivering value to the customer

Remove barriers that may be slowing the team down.

Encourage and support iterative and collaborative development - favoring people over process.

Organize and facilitate sprint planning, daily scrum meetings, retrospectives, release planning, demos, and other related meetings

Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition

Support the Product Owner and Team Lead through maintaining data in the appropriate Agile toolset, by providing transparency to the Product Roadmap and related project priorities

Manage relationships with other component or horizontal teams as necessary for successful product / sprint release in a distributed environment

Facilitate valuable Retrospective meetings at the end of each sprint ~ ensure the highest priority retrospective action items are owned and completed within the identified timeframe. 

Create visibility to ‘what’ and ‘how’ teams are performing through valuable team metrics

This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:

 

3-5 years of Scrum Master experience with in-depth knowledge of Scrum and implementation of Agile Methodologies to multiple teams in large-scale enterprise change projects & programs.  

Expertise in one or more other agile methodologies (Lean, Kanban, XP, TDD, CI) and how they can be applied in a product development / program delivery environment.

Highly collaborative, excellent interpersonal skills and able to work with diverse personality types

Familiarity with modern software engineering techniques such as Continuous integration, build, deliver, test-driven development and other automated acceptance testing techniques

Continuous coaching of the team and stakeholders around the team to realize their highest potential,

Excellent communication and facilitation skills

Ability to influence at all levels without straight line authority

Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing, fluid and dynamic environment

Facilitate product backlog maintenance, release and sprint planning, story writing and backlog prioritization.

Motivate and enable the delivery teams to be self-organized and make them feel like awesome team members

Ability to listen, analyze, influence, negotiate and use judgment to solve complex issues in order to accomplish project goals


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