Controllers - Scrum Master
- Jersey City, NJ
MORE ABOUT THIS JOB
The Associate-level Scrum Master will serve teams by facilitating the Agile software development life cycle.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Facilitating Scrum events and other ad-hoc meetings for teams.
- Assisting Product Owners and teams in story writing, backlog maintenance and prioritization and planning.
- Servings as teams' information radiator, representing the team to senior management, stakeholders and sponsors.
- Effectively using metrics and data visualization to report progress and support data-driven decision making.
- Facilitating estimation and planning both at the team and organizational level
- Assisting in creating useful, reliable and practical forecasts for delivery sprints and releases.
- Coaching developer, designer and product team members in Agile practices, values and principles.
- Helping teams and individuals clarify goals, and actions to achieve them.
- Shielding the team from outside distractions, context switching and interferences.
- Tracking and removing impediments.
- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching to higher levels of maturity
- Building a safe environment with an emphasis on collaboration and problem solving
- Participating in Agile Communities of Practice across Goldman Sachs
- 3 - 5 years experience as a Scrum Master for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
- Prior experience building and testing software or implementing DevOps
- Knowledge of other approaches in the Agile space: Kanban, Lean, SAFe, etc
- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games, etc.
- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
- Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to communication anywhere from the team level to C-level executives.
- Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
- Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum and Agile, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
- Active participant in the Agile community.
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