Scrum Master


Location: Fairport, New York

Job Type: Not Specified


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description

What You’ll Do

Partner with others in the Agile space (Senior Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers and Agile Coaches) to drive technology-focused teams towards achieving Agile principles. Your influence will help achieve various milestones as well as objectives

Leverage your development skills to the highest capacity to help drive key initiatives and projects and shape our business and technology outcomes to meet customer and partner needs.

Create and break down product/platform efforts into successful execution-ready plans.

Contribute to the developer experience by leveraging the latest technologies in the industry to enhance current solution patterns and define new ones.

How You’ll Do It

  • Facilitate team activities including daily stand-up meetings, grooming, sprint planning, demonstrations, release planning and team retrospectives.
  • Follow and promote Agile methodology and related scrum ceremonies within a cross-functional Agile team.
  • Coach the team to own and continually improve their process and practices.
  • Manage sprint release deliverables and proactively identify and resolve impediments to help the team work effectively, meet sprint objectives and ensure releases stay on track.
  • Update sprint activities in Agile planning and execution tracking tool.
  • Communicate Agile team's progress, dependencies, and impediments.
  • Participate in program increment (PI) planning events.
  • Identify, communicate and resolve dependencies between Agile teams.

Qualifications You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, computer science, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Agile, Scrum, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Agile, Scrum, or related field

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • Experience working for a large, highly sophisticated organization
  • Understanding of Agile Principles
  • An Agile practice related Certification required (CSM, CSP-SM, SAFe, KMP, TKP, etc.)
  • Execution Focused
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience with Jira
  • Broad knowledge of testing principles, automation principles and supporting technologies
  • Knowledge of different Agile frameworks (Kanban, Scrum)
  • Build in quality practices (Pair Programming)
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure, foundational understanding of development tools and database technologies

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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