Scrum Master (Iteration Mgr)
Thomas J. Watson said it best: "Good design is good business." Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you? If so, read on!
Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM believes in progress - that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. We strive to put the client first, share expertise, and restlessly reinvent to build innovative solutions for our customers. We embrace diversity and value what individuals add to our culture. Our global teams solution complex problems through teamwork, invention, and iteration to create original ideas that drive technology and society forward.
As an Iteration Manager, you will be integral to the invention and innovation process. You will be a servant-leader supporting development teams that are creating exciting solutions that change the way both IBMers and IBM clients work. You'll work in a collaborative, welcoming environment where new ideas drive technological transformation through Agile ways of working. We work in small, cross-functional teams with big goals, so you will need to be adaptive, adept at clear communication and a natural leader. We strive to produce scalable solutions, so you will need to understand technical concepts and know how to drive repeatable, detail oriented processes within a team.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Above all, we value curiosity, teamwork, and a desire to learn. We are confident that if you possess the right attitude, work ethic, and skill set that you could succeed in the role.
- Experience coaching teams in effective use of Scrum events: Daily Scrum, Backlog Review, Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo and Retrospective.
- Ability to resolve conflict with a continual focus on the Scrum values of openness, honesty, commitment, courage, and respect.
- Adept at identifying and removing impediments slowing the Development team down, as well as shielding the team from external interruptions and distractions.
- Experience assessing squad Agile maturity and coaching teams toward constant self-evaluation and improvement at a sustainable pace.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills - you will need to work with Product Owners and stakeholders to help manage backlog and plan deliverables that add business value
- Experience working with modern project planning and collaboration tools
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent practical experience
Exposure to development of cloud-based enterprise systems with a significant number of users
Experience and knowledge of user facilitation techniques
Experience leading Design thinking methods to understand personas and develop great user design
Higher level of agile project management certification a plus
About Business Unit
The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.
IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
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