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Responsible for driving the execution of one or more scrum teams, and owning the progress, quality and timely delivery from the teams along with tracking dependencies on other teams for delivery. They will be responsible to perform the Scrum Master functions including, supporting the team in their understanding of Agile, facilitate Scrum ceremonies, remove impediments and shield them from external distractions. This role is also a personal coach for team members and an innovator who constantly seeks continuous improvement and builds high performing teams. Scrum Master
Fulfills the functions of an Agile Scrum Master; runs the software development planning and delivery process
Build and coach high performing teams
Look for ways to strengthen teams understanding of Agile / Scrum concepts and principles
Ensure Scrum practices are used and improved within and across teams
Bring transparency to Business and IT organization about development and grow trust
Identify trade-offs between short and long term benefits to drive shared vision between the team and product owner
Foster a continuous learning environment helping teams to inspect & adapt
Leverages Jira and Confluence to elicit and define business and technical requirements, track requirements, prioritize features, curate content, sequence deliverables into sprints, and report progress
Leads Increment and sprint planning sessions and documents resulting story boards
Facilitates the daily scrum meeting and supports delivery teams (pods) in execution of scrum methodology
Responsible for maintenance and tracking of sprint backlog and prioritization
Documents and leads remediation / removal of blockers during sprints
Collaborates with the Agile coach to maintain accountability and compliance with the defined Agile delivery methodology
Ensures that teams actions are aligned with Epics, Features and Stories
Act as the first point of escalation for the team
Responsible to Monitor, Measure, & Report Progress of the team including burndown charts, team velocity
Ensure good relationship between the team and product owner as well as others outside the team
Builds and coaches high performing teams; Looks for ways to strengthen the team's understanding of Agile / Scrum concepts and principles; Fosters a continuous learning environment helping teams to inspect & adapt
Experienced in assessing team performance and driving necessary actions to improve
Good problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to coach and mentor all roles on a scrum team
Expert knowledge of Agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, and familiarity with Jira and Confluence tools
Working knowledge of banking audit and regulatory practices; ensures that projects under their responsibility are fully compliant with corporate standards
Strong communications and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to quickly build trust and relationships, manage matrixed teams, bridge communication gaps, resolve conflicts, and influence stakeholders
Strong technical aptitude and ability to quickly learn new products, lines of business, processes, software, systems, and client needs
Effective risk management skills and ability to predict and mitigate risks and issues, as well as anticipating and proactively preparing for changes and impacts to clients and SVB's business
Active listening, persuasiveness to gain buy-in, consensus, and cooperation in the face of conflicting viewpoints, resistance to change, constraints, etc.
Good at building relationships and navigating through organizations;
Able to develop and foster collaborative teamwork and facilitate team dynamics
Assertive, with the confidence to be voice of authority - not afraid to do what is best for the team
Brings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence those around her/him
Able to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable & effective workplace
Planning and Organizing
5+ yrs of experience serving as Agile Scrum Master in planning and delivering software solutions, such as online and mobile user experiences, underlying transactional systems, and integrating disparate systems
Familiar with various software development methodologies (e.g., agile, waterfall) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), incl. processes, roles and responsibilities, entry and exit criteria, and key deliverables for each stage
Past developer experience is highly desired (preferably in agile setup)
Specific experience with Jira, Confluence, Kanban and similar tools and methodologies.
An ideal candidate will also have technical experience working with various technology stacks and coaching development teams