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R202438406

Senior Scrum Master

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive

Location:

  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Description

The Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving practices and guiding them to more predictable delivery.  The Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments, providing guidance, and supporting Agile teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Backlog Management Practices
  • Works with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices

  • Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement

  • Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams

  • Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination

Agile Ceremony Facilitation

  • Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams

  • Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management

  • Teaches new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process

  • Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices

  • Mentors Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement

Delivery Team Support

  • Removes impediments to the team’s ability to perform

  • Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions

  • Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution

  • Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team and encourages healthy team dynamics.

  • Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization

  • Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems

Advice and Guidance

  • Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery

  • Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability

  • Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements

  • Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

Skills

System Development Management - Ability to Continuously seek to improve solution development processes and/or develops new approaches to achieving improvement consistent across the organization.

Relationship Management  - Ability to:

  • Enable stakeholder engagement/ communications plans, including, for example; handling of complaints; problems and issues; managing resolutions; corrective actions and lessons learned; collection and dissemination of relevant information.

  • Use feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management.

  • Help develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.

Agile Ceremony Facilitation - Ability to:

  • Plan the delivery of leaning activities, based on learning objectives.

  • Customize formal and informal learning activities, incorporating relevant scenarios and case studies.

  • Design appropriate environments, and deliver learning activities to specialist audiences.

  • Advice/coach others in learning delivery techniques and options.

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 4 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 2 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience; or 16 years’ experience in a related field

  • Working experience related industry

  • 5 - 8 years of working experience as a Scrum Master

  • Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional (Desired for lower level – required for higher)

  • Working experience in one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), or Kanban

  • Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe


Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 

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Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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