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Scrum Master
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on October 18, 2021
Job Id #50769 Posted September 21, 2021

The Scrum Master leads the scrum team to create self-managed, high-performing teams to ensure consistent results and delivers high-quality product in alignment with the company’s strategic goals. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead product teams by implementing agile practices to help create high performing teams.
  • Facilitate major Agile ceremonies across multiple development teams; consult and coach teams to support smooth operations.
  • Address blocking issues that are beyond the team’s authority, or require support from other teams, so the team remains focused on achieving their goals.
  • Protect the team from outside influence and distractions. 
  • Effectively communicate and continually manage expectations with team members and stakeholders 
  • Coach product teams on the Agile / SAFe processes and tools within the agile framework, leveraging industry-standard practices
  • Ensure effective communication and facilitate cross-functional meetings.
  • Report scrum KPIs to the senior management
  • Provide transparency on team’s progress/productivity.
  • Encourage a continuous improvement culture for individuals within the team, constantly discovering better ways of working, through transparency, collaboration, and retrospectives.
  • Work with other Agile leaders to increase the effectiveness of the application of Agile within the organization.
  • Actively identify, manage, and raise risks, issues and changes tied to the product development initiatives
  • Acts as Agile SME to Product teams (cross-product & cross-functional), product owners, and senior management.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Successful in creating self-managed, high-performing teams in a highly collaborative work environment. 
  • Leads with an agile mindset, focusing on innovation, collaboration & high adaptability using iterative approach
  • Deliver work efforts with high quality and high customer satisfaction 
  • High adaptability to change and positive work approach. 

Position Requirements:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience required. Master’s Degree/MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a scrum master
  • Experience with large scale technology product delivery
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.) and tools (Azure DevOps, Jira, ServiceNow)
  • Experience working with multiple cross-product and cross-functional teams
  • Scrum Master certification preferred
  • SAFe certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
  • Creative problem solver, with strong analytical skills
  • Collaborative aptitude and experience working in a fast paced, ever-evolving environment
  • Experience working with agile/scrum methodology 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills across a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical

Working Conditions (if applicable): 
  • Flexible availability required – business needs may require work during non-core business hours
  • Typical office environment, requiring at least 8 hours standing or sitting

 

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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