Scrum Master I

Aflac

Location: Columbus, Georgia

Job Type: Full time

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Job Summary

As a servant leader ensures agile values and principles are understood and enacted by the agile teams. Trains and coaches the agile teams on agile values, principles, practices, frameworks and tools. Helps the teams to continuously improve their performance and increase business agility.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Train, coach and mentor one or more teams to embrace agile values and principles

  • Train and coach the teams on all aspects of planning and execution including vision, release roadmap, user story creation, story mapping, release planning, sprint events, progress monitoring and continuous improvement

  • Help the teams to focus on sprint and release goals and delivery commitments and help to solve team impediments as well as protect the team from external interferences

  • Interface with other agile teams and the rest of the organization to manage dependencies and coach other agile teams, program level and portfolio level teams as needed

  • Constantly strive to improve the teams’ performance

  • Define and roll out agile metrics and assist with the identification, collection and reporting on metrics and make recommendations for improvement to respective stakeholders across the enterprise.

  • Provide visibility to the stakeholders by defining and implementing information radiators. Define metrics, identify and collect data and report metrics and status to stakeholders periodically and as needed

  • Provide guidance on achieving higher levels of agile maturity while complying with defined Agile Core Principles and enterprise frameworks

  • Provide feedback from teams’ retrospectives to the Enterprise Agility Office for improvement

  • Performs other duties as required

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business Administration
  • Five or more years of experience in software product or application development, business analysis/Digital Analyst, or project management
  • Experience in software product or application development, business analysis or project management
  • Experience as a Development Team Member of an Agile Team before becoming a Scrum Master
  • Must have completed and received certification in the 1.0 Scrum Master Enablement Program offered by Enterprise Agility office

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Education & Experience Preferred

  • Certification in Scrum Master
  • Certification in Scrum Professional

Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge and practice of removing impediments typically faced by teams working in cutting edge technologies in a large enterprise

  • Solid understanding of Scrum, XP, Kanban and Lean

  • Knowledge of scaling frameworks

  • Strong flare for training and coaching multiple teams

  • Servant leader with excellent communication and facilitation skills, who is enthusiastic and assertive

  • Knowledge and experience in transitioning teams from traditional mode to agile

  • Knowledge and experience as a Development Team Member of an Agile Team

  • Basic Knowledge/Skill -SDLC and several software development methodologies, Scaling frameworks like LeSS, SAFe and DAD, Product Backlog Refinement, Software development, Agile engineering practices (continuous integration, continuous delivery, pair programming, test driven development, etc.), and IT application development

  • Intermediate Knowledge/Skill - Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean Thinking, Software project management, VersionOne

Competencies

  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations
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