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Senior Scrum Master

Company: Bloomberg Industry Group
Location: Arlington
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Full timeThe Senior Scrum Master role is critical to the adoption, implementation and maintenance of Agile processes, principles, and practices. The Senior Scrum Master works closely with multiple teams, acting as servant leader by ensuring clear communication and helping the team reach its goal by focusing on transparency, predictability, and quality to drive continuous improvement. This individual will lead by example, is knowledgeable about Agile methodology, and is driven to promote an environment of experimentation, innovation, and continuous improvement.Primary Responsibilities

  • Serves as scrum master for two or more teams.
  • Facilitates discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects.
  • Works closely with team to identify and act on opportunities for improvement.
  • Works closely with product owners and other team members to ensure vision, roadmaps and personas are well defined and dependencies are understood.
  • Coaches stakeholders in best ways to interact with assigned teams.
  • Proactively identifies impediments and works to remove them by communicating with team members, stakeholders, or leadership, escalating if required.
  • Acts as an advocate for Agile and Scrum methodology.
  • Acts as mentor/coach to other Scrum Masters, Agile team members, and stakeholders.
  • Promotes and leads continuous improvement initiatives across the organization, including but not limited to communities of practice, hackathons, improvement communities and design sprints.
  • Drive delivery and continuous improvement by applying metrics to identify areas of improvement.
  • Promotes Change Management - Scaling Agile, release planning and dependency management.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.Job Requirements
    • Working knowledge of Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.).
    • Current expertise in the Agile space, exemplified by ongoing education in Agile frameworks, conference attendance, meetups and self-study.
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
    • Strong project planning and process improvement skills.
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Exceptional communication skills including influencing and leading others.
    • Collaboration skills and abilities.
    • Strong project management skills.Education And Experience
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
      • Current CSM, PMI-ACP, or similar Scrum Master Certification.
      • Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience. At least 3+ years as a practicing Scrum Master.
      • Agile experience/knowledge of key agile techniques including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, etc.Special Requirements
        • N/ABloomberg Industry Group IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Bloomberg Industry Group has adopted an Affirmative Action Program to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical issues, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran, a veteran of the Vietnam Era, or any other classification protected by law.INDG requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with INDG's vaccination policy. All INDG employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement but must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Keywords: Bloomberg Industry Group, Arlington , Senior Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Arlington, Virginia

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