Scrum Master, Hearst Magazines Digital Media/Product Development

Hearst Digital Media encompasses beloved digital properties across a wide breadth of lifestyle content from Cosmopolitan.com and Elle.com to Esquire.com and PopularMechanics.com. It’s the stability of a big company with the nimble and forward-looking feel of a startup. This is a great place to work! We’re a team of smart and driven folks who like what we do and enjoy coming together on projects that are helping to push Hearst forward. It’s a really exciting time here as we establish a fully scalable platform to meet the needs of our users, editors, and distribution channels around the world.

We’re looking for a Scrum Master who is passionate about coaching teams and evangelizing Scrum and Agile Principles throughout the HDM team and often across the company. Our teams adhere to the Scrum framework at its core, including all roles and ceremonies. The ideal Scrum Master will have the experience and excitement to continuously improve the way we develop and deliver with the flexibility to know how to help cater these principles to our environment and teams.

You are a strong communicator who enjoys the daily challenge of partnering to make our teams and processes better and better.

Responsibilities

Act as Scrum Master for multiple teams, providing a learning environment to deliver business value

Develop a deep understanding of our products and vision to help guide our teams

Challenge, coach, and guide the organization using agile and lean principles

Emphasize code quality through small, focused user stories; assist teams with a hands-on servant leader approach from inception to delivery of our work

Ability to utilize agile methods in a flexible manner that often includes project management, adapting to the specific needs of the organization (which can include hard deadlines/fixed dates at times), and creatively problem solving

Experiment with and integrate processes and tools that encourage continuous improvement

Create metrics to provide teams and the organization with relevant feedback

Requirements:

BS/BA or greater

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master

Knowledge of Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban, and other Agile development techniques

Comfort with ticketing tools such as JIRA

Experience with large-scale application development


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