Vantiv Scrum Master in Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates projects, consisting of multiple EPICs and Features, of varying sizes.
Leads high-level sessions for scrum plan and schedule development.
Consistently mitigates program risks and optimizes resources and program effectiveness.
Demonstrates best practices
Delivery commitments are met consistently and aligned with targeted program outcomes
Relationships within project teams, and with cross-functional teams, are highly engaged and collaborative
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Active Scrum master for 2-3 scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work.
Facilitate sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos
Assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed
Ensure cross-team coordination
Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal
Maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing
Coach and mentor other scrum masters in our product team. Ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams.
Liaise between the developers and User Experience/Visual Designers. Foster better communication between the disciplines.
Act as a project manager when necessary. Take responsibility for managing dependencies between our team and third parties or between our team and other scrum teams.
Act as a business analyst to clarify requirements for development stories
The position will support many project teams and be able to clearly communicate project objectives and report on project progress at all levels of the business. Works on programs of moderate to broad scope involving multiple teams where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Limited direction required. Sound knowledge of enterprise application integration techniques and design patterns. Collaborates with senior leadership to ensure IT strategic investment aligns with business strategy and drives operating results.
Works on complex, broad reaching programs where analysis of data requires in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Self-management expected.
Normally receives little instruction on work assignments. Works both independently and collaboratively with many project teams and other parties. Must be able to influence stakeholders.
Extensive program management experience. Demonstrated ability to manage governance, budgets, infrastructure and resources. Experience leading change, influencing and managing in a matrix environment.
Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development
Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics
Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
Knowledge of the software development life cycle
Certified scrum master/scrum practitioner - Multiple years' experience working with an agile methodology during a large scale, complex new development project for a large enterprise
Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 3+ years project management and Scrum Master experience
Knowledge and/or experience of Kanban
Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form
Excellent team player and team builder
Ability to work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment
Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience
Specific experience with development of accounting, finance, billing, and/or other financial systems strongly preferred.
Servant Leader -- Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
Communicative and social -- Must be able to communicate well with teams
Facilitative -- Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
Assertive -- Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to,
must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.
Situationally Aware -- Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
Enthusiastic -- Must be high-energy
Continual improvement -- Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
Conflict resolution -- Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
Attitude of empowerment -- Must be able to lead a team to self-organization
Attitude of transparency -- Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust