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Scrum Master - IT Applications
Reynoldsburg, Ohio  |  Remote
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Applied on September 30, 2022
Job Id #58311 Posted August 15, 2022


Senior Scrum Master

Purpose

  1. Senior Scrum Master is a leadership role supporting a Platform Engineering Team and reporting to the Project Management Office (PMO). The objective of this role is to enable the team to perform at its highest level, which includes strong collaboration and communication; facilitation; and removing impediments. This position will require awareness, listening, persuasion, empathy, and coaching.

The Senior Scrum Master will be responsible for leading 3-4 Scrum Teams simultaneously – each with their own backlog, sprint planning and sprint execution. This role will also be responsible for maintaining best practices of Agile across scrum teams.

We are a global team working remotely across multiple locations and as such experience is required in working in a multiple location and time zones.

Responsibilities

  • Agile Coaching and Maturity Growth:
    • Guiding teams across the organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values that best fit the organization
    • Guiding teams across the organization on how to get the most out of self-organization and how to fill the gaps intentionally left out of the Agile/Scrum frameworks
    • Assessing the Scrum maturity of teams across the organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable for the team
    • Coaches Product Owner on agile practices to refine and prioritize backlog items
    • Support Organizational continuous improvement by conducting team training
  • Agile Execution:
    • Facilitation of Sprint Planning, Retrospectives and Demos across multiple scrum teams (3-4)
    • Lead Scrum and Scrum of Scrum meetings across multiple scrum teams (3-4)
    • Build a trusting and safe environment where issues can be raised for quick resolution
    • Collaborate with Product Owners with feature definition, refinements, backlog grooming and demand/capacity planning
    • Removal of internal roadblocks or guiding the teams to the removal of roadblocks by finding the right associates to help support.
    • Maintain relevant metrics that help the teams see how they are doing
    • Assisting with internal and external communication for transparency and information sharing
    • Ensures Retrospectives are productive and that the teams plan and execute on Continuous Improvement items

Competencies

  • Know Your Stuff
  • Apply the Stuff You Know
  • Work Well with Others

Experience

  • 5+ years of Scrum Master experience
  • Expert in both Scrum and Kanban
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a dynamic fast past work environment
  • Experience in maturing an agile organization through mentorship; training, etc.
  • Experience with support tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc.
  • Knowledge of various patterns and techniques to support processes (burn down, various retrospective techniques, etc.)
  • Experience with Agile and software development techniques: Epics, User Stories, Acceptance Criteria, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Automated and Continuous Testing
  • Ability to flex agile principles to support the organization and team needs

Qualifications

  • Certified Scrum Master/Scrum Practitioner
  • 8+ years relevant professional experience or technology project management experience
  • 2+ years working in a near/offshore model

Skills/Learning

  • Multiple Agile practices like Scrum, Kan Ban, XP, Lean Product Development, etc.
  • Familiar with Dev Ops practices
  • Lean/Six Sigma

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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