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R202442107

Scrum Master II

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

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive

Location:

  • 6305 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. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

The Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and cadences, guiding service delivery orientation, and supporting teams in establishing and managing effective practices related to; visualization, WIP limits, flow management, feedback loops, and continuous improvement.

The Scrum Master has intermediate knowledge of Agile, Lean, Scrum, and Kanban to help shift the team from ‘Doing Agile’ to ‘Being Agile’. The SM understands the value of managing queue lengths, limiting WIP, recognizes the patterns, and is able to coach the team on these concepts while helping them achieve organizational “Customer-Driven” maturity and resiliency. Those in this role will be skilled in facilitation at the team level as well as in partnership with Engineering, Product, and Operations.

Backlog Management Practices:

  • Works with Product Managers & 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

  • Responsible for improving quarterly intent planning and associated processes to develop and drive vision, roadmap, backlog and pre- and post- quarterly intent planning

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

Lean / 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-Lean values, principles, methods 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:

  • Helps identify and mitigate impediments to the team’s Flow & Service Level Expectations 

  • Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions – champions “Stop Starting – Start Finishing” behaviors 

  • Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution

  • Facilitates team development, mediates conflict, 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

Change Management:

  • Plans, designs and implements activities to transition the organization and people to the required future state.

  • Identifies and implements change via influence.

  • Utilizes proven methodologies, such as ADKAR, Lewin’s model, McKinsey, etc. to lead and influence team and organizational change management.

  • Demonstrates systems thinking skills in regards to how change will affect their teams and the organizational process, as a whole.

Responsibilities:

  • Coaches the Lean-Agile mindset.

  • Coaches team in Kanban principles and practices.

  • Facilitates continuous improvement. 

  • Assists upstream Kanban management and options selection.

  • Helps team manage and improve flow leveraging limiting WIP, risk hedging (classes of service), feedback loop improvements, and establishment of outcome focused policies.

  • Facilitates transparency of metrics, impediment removal, collaboration, and coordination.

  • Facilitates & supports establishment of continuous learning & continuous improvement.  

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Must live in the Atlanta Georgia area.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 2 years’ experience as a Scrum Master. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and up to 2 years’ experience; or 14 years’ experience in a related field

  • Working experience in more than one of the following Lean-Agile methods or frameworks: Kanban, Scrum with Kanban, Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean applied to Knowledge Work.

  • Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe.  

Desirable Certifications:

  • Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional

  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP) or equivalent and higher.

  • Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK).

  • SAFe Agilist Certification.

  • Experience and knowledge working with Lean-Kanban product technology and services teams.

  • Kanban or equivalent certification – Kanban Management Professional (KMP) or higher.

  • Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK).


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 $77,800.00 - $116,800.00. 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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