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Sr Scrum Master

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 11799 N College Ave, Carmel, Indiana
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Senior Scrum Master
Serves as servant leader and coach for Agile teams. Facilitates team learning and growth and drives development of a Lean / Agile operating model. Works with teams to continuously productivity, predictability and transparency while providing guidance to help teams through Agile ceremonies, release planning and impediment removal. Coaches and provides guidance to help teams through Agile ceremonies, release planning and impediment removal. Fosters an inclusive culture, ensuring team members are fully engaged, understand and accept team and individual accountabilities and collaborate effectively in achievement of expected outcomes.


Key Responsibilities

  • Coaches assigned teams on adherence to Lean / Agile methodologies and cross-team planning and delivery processes.

  • Leads team efforts in relentless improvement, in part by teaching problem- solving techniques and helping improve self- reliance.

  • Works with teams/team members to foster a high- performance culture and an environment in which issues are effectively surfaced and resolved at the team level.

  • Monitors and tracks planning, completion and implementation metrics.

  • Provides data and informational updates to help all stakeholders track planning / implementation progress.

  • Summarizes team planning objectives, publishing and communicating for visibility and transparency.

  • Responsible for improving program increment (PI) planning and associated processes to develop and drive vision, roadmap, backlog and pre- and post- PI planning.

  • Facilitates periodic synchronization meetings, including delivery teams at the program level.

  • Ensures issued at a quality levels within team boards.

  • Assists with internal and external communication, improving transparency and sharing information.

  • Contributes to Lean/Agile Practice team knowledge sessions by presenting learning topics.

  • Defines, develops and recommends tool and process improvement methodologies.


  • Knowledge of effective presentation tools and techniques; ability to present information to individuals and groups with appropriate degree of formality. Organizes key points and supporting information for various topics as appropriate for an intended audience. Provides a suitable level of detail and uses accepted terminology; adapts various techniques for different audiences to ensure messages are received as intended. Anticipates and prepares for audience questions. Solicits and uses feedback to improve.

  • Possesses the knowledge and ability to apply effective analytical techniques and tools. Analyzes organizational issues, determines the root cause and creates alternative solutions that are in the best interest of the business. Approaches situations by defining the issue, determining its significance and identifying the forces, events and people impacting and impacted by the situation at hand. Uses logic and intuition to make inferences about the meaning of data and arrive at conclusions, applying flow charts, diagrams and other tools as necessary. Able to systematically compare and assess varied alternative solutions.

  • ​Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocations. Understands work and activity can be impacted by shifts in demands and priorities. Responds to day-to-day operational priorities while still making progress on project work. Addresses potential conflicts that impact delivery commitments, working with team members, management and other stakeholders to re-prioritize as necessary. ​

  • Knowledge of and ability to use, organizational methods, practices and tools for administering, facilitating and/or managing projects. Utilizes project administration and/or management tools for project-related time and resource estimation, dependency identification, conflict identification, task assignments, documentation and reporting. Documents project meetings, including status reports on deliverables and next steps. Develops cost-benefit analyses, tracking and reviewing actual versus planned costs. Ensures project-related problems are surfaced, documented and reported to appropriate project personnel and/or management.

  • Knowledge of technology and its ability to improve work processes and results (e.g., enhance productivity, efficiency, collaboration, quality, or customer satisfaction). Uses technology to solve work-related problems, find new methods to enhance results, and create new business opportunities. Pursues opportunities to develop knowledge and experiments with emerging technology solutions that can help accomplish work goals. Keeps others informed about technology innovations. Serves as a resource to help others understand and anticipate the impact of technology on current processes, products, and services.


You are a person who acts with integrity, builds partnerships, drives innovation, focuses on execution, and strives for excellence.

  • Acts in accordance with one's own values, standards and beliefs even when under pressure. Adheres to ethical and professional standards, regulations and organizational policies. Shares information about oneself with others, acknowledging strengths as well as vulnerabilities.

  • Sets challenging developmental goals to close own skill gaps. Willing to make mistakes in order to learn. Takes on new assignments that provide a stretch outside own comfort zone.

  • Establishes challenging goals that are designed to deliver exceptional business results. Tracks and broadcasts progress and accomplishments. Works tenaciously to overcome obstacles and meet or exceed goals.

  • Explores alternative ways to view and solve problems to achieve results. Tries unique ways of doing things and tests promising ideas. Takes risks in the interest of finding a better way.

  • Establishes criteria and/or work procedures to achieve a high level of quality, productivity and service. Dedicates required time and energy to assignments or tasks to ensure that no aspect of the work is neglected. Accepts responsibility for outcomes (positive or negative) and admits mistakes, refocusing efforts when appropriate.

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

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.


Compensation includes a base salary of $97,100.00 - $161,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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! 


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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