Scrum Master

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Job Description:
At Regions, the Scrum Master position serves as a facilitator and Agile coach for up to two development teams. This position provides leadership helping the Agile teams adhere to the rules of Scrum, apply the practices and principles of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise) and work within and outside the team to remove impediments. This role is expected to create and foster an environment of transparency and continuous improvement by proactively communicating with the team, management and outside stakeholders.
Primary Responsibilities
Focuses the Agile team on delivering planned value
Ensures the team(s) achieve their stated objectives by reinforcing SAFe framework and Scrum principles, keeping the team focused on their goals and facilitating all standard ceremonies
Guides the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values
Guides the team on how to get the most out of self-organization
Guides the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
Assesses the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
Facilitates getting the work done
Actively works to address and eliminate impediments beyond the team's authority or items that require support from other teams
Guides the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment
Builds an environment of continuous improvement and encourages a healthy intra-team dynamic by facilitating team retrospectives, coaching team on problem solving and conflict resolution, and escalating issues when necessary
Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Coordinates with other teams (DevOps, System Teams, Shared Services and other Scrum Masters) passing information to others and back to the team as needed
Assists with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
Supports and educates the Product Owner, especially with respect to maintenance and work on the product backlog
Guides the team through estimating and forecasting
This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards act and is not eligible for overtime pay.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
Two years relevant business/development support, user story creation, writing and estimation
Working knowledge and previous experience with of Agile and/or SCRUM
Strong skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Knowledge of well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling of bugs, etc.)
Strong collaboration, facilitation and conflict management
Experience communicating technical information to a non-technical audience
First Level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I) and/or SAFe Practitioner certification
Experience in the Scrum Master role of at least a one-year period for software development team involved in diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
Two years of Project Management experience preferably in Information Technology
Extensive Agile and/or Scrum experience; Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II) and/or SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certification
Experience in the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
Knowledge of other Agile approaches such as XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
Previous experience as a Team Leader
Excellent communication and mentoring/coaching skills
SP or CSM certifications
Working knowledge of SAFe
Previous experience coaching, training or developing teams
Additional Information:
Certified Scrum Master
At least 2 years of experience practicing as a Scrum Master on technology projects
Prior development experience a plus but not required
Strong communication and organizational skills required
Location:Hoover, Alabama

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