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R202440718

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

Location:

  • 6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Description

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Facilitate contextual adoption of the Scrum Framework, including daily scrum, sprint planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews & retrospectives, and other related team and intra-team meetings
  • Facilitate contextual adoption of Lean Thinking, including visualization and continuous optimization of delivery flow using the Kanban Method
  • Facilitate and participate in scaled events, including cross-team planning, delivery synchronization, and systems-level inspect & adapt
  • Foster team collaboration and proactive, open communication
  • Encourage an experimental and fail-fast & learn mindset
  • Sustain and promote usage of information radiators for the teams and broader organization
  • Collect and share transparent team metrics with teams, recommend new metrics for the team’s context, and foster continuous improvement conversations using metrics
  • Prepare and facilitate quarterly, release, and sprint planning with the product owner and the team
  • Guide Feature and Story-level refinement to the Definition of “Ready” in preparation for the next quarter and upcoming sprints
  • Work with the team and Product Owner/Managers to maintain a healthy backlog and rolling short and mid-term planning for upcoming releases
  • Able to put ego to the side and the “desire to control” the team by teaching and mentoring increasing levels of self-organizing behavior
  • Engage the organization to remove impediments to the team’s ability to perform by working closely with the team and stakeholders, including product owners/managers, leadership, and other teams
  • Support communication of delivery progress, gaps, and obstacles with a wide variety of stakeholders; coach product owners/managers to play an active role in stakeholder engagement
  • Facilitate cross-team orchestration, tracking and following up with internal and external dependencies
  • Act as a buffer between external distractions and the focused environment the team needs to be successful. Where beneficial, protect the team and minimize disruptions
  • Forms and guides teams to high performance by helping the team navigate interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Create and sustain an environment of psychological safety and trust among team members, and between the team and the larger organization
  • Works with team to co-create and refine team working agreement, definition of “ready”, and definition of “done”
  • Encourages brainstorming, creative thinking, open minds, equal voice and perspective sharing. Encourages the team to be confident and courageous, thinking outside the box.
  • Coaches the team on Lean, Agile, and Scrum principles with a goal of continuous improvement. Able to subtly observe team dynamics, recognize strengths and growth opportunities of individual team members and her/himself, and invite team members into coaching conversations to inspire learning and growth.
  • Create a fun, open, and learning environment, experimenting with various methods to improve and grow
  • Promote teamwork to enable Lean flow of value and achieving sprint goals
  • Lead the teams towards increasing levels of growth in the Lean/Agile context.
  • Participate in scaling Lean/Agile adoption throughout adjacent areas of the organization.

WHO ARE YOU:

  • Candidates are based in a commutable distance to one of our offices
  • BA/BS degree in related field and 5+ years of related experience; MS+ with 3 years experience; or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • 5+ years experience applying both the Scrum Framework and Kanban Method in growing high performing teams as a fulltime practitioner
  • Experience as a Scrum Master and/or Kanban Coach at an organization that is committed to Lean-Agile as its core approach for delivering business value
  • Experience working with Lean/Agile teams in the context of cloud infrastructure and DevOps
  • Experience working with teams applying test automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery capabilities to achieve delivery speed and operational stability
  • Experience using Lean/Agile collaboration tools like Rally, VersionOne, Jira

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience influencing positive and impactful change in organizations working towards Lean/Agile adoption, learning, and growth
  • Experience and core values are our top selection criteria; however, certifications help represent one’s desire to build knowledge. Some certifications to be considered include LeanKanban University’s TKP, Scrum.org’s PSM, Scrum Alliance’s CSM/A-CSM, CSP-SM, SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
  • Willing and able to provide and receive constructive feedback and advice with a growth mindset
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in a virtual video and remote environments using tools such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, Zoom, MURAL, Trello or other collaboration tools
  • Manages time extremely well, can quickly sense when an issue needs to be discussed or triaged
  • Ability to dive into the details when applicable, ask probing questions with curiosity, and sense when and how to take action to enable the team’s growth

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:

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.

Benefits:

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! 

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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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