Scrum Master

Marketing United States


Description

Position Summary:

National University is seeking an experienced Scrum Master for cross-functional agile teams to deliver and support digital marketing products (websites, analytics, marketing automation). The Scrum Master guides and facilitates Scrum &/or Kanban teams as well as a value stream leadership team involved in a large fast-paced program implementing complex technology for business-oriented solutions associated ceremonies assisting Marketing Operations teams at implementing agile processes. Removing impediments and fostering a high performing team with a focus on continuous improvement resulting in quality and on-time delivery. Monitors product delivery health by creating and delivery dashboards, risk mitigation strategies, dependency coordination, and feedback loops.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Guide, coach and motivate teams with the goal of increasing productivity
  • Organize and lead Scrum ceremonies
  • Oversee and manage scope, timeline, quality, goals, and deliverables that support business goals
  • Remove impediments or guide the team to remove impediments
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of productive conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Facilitate discussions, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Prepare and present reports on the progress and success
  • Coordinate activities with other teams across the program
  • Partner with and support the Product Owner
  • Collaborate to create, manage, and maintain improvement strategies and roadmaps at both the value stream and team level
  • Product delivery health by understanding and leveraging metrics, delivery dashboards, risk mitigation strategies, dependency coordination, and feedback loops

Requirements:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT or related field
  • 5 plus years of experience or an equivalent of education and experience, required
  • Scrum Master Certification preferred

Minimum Skills required:

  • Scrum master experience for multiple teams.
  • Experience in an agile environment in other roles; such as quality assurance, development, product owner, or as an agile coach
  • Proven knowledge and experience with agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures such as Scrum, Kanban, Crystal, FDD or XP
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to coach and mentor the team to reach their highest potential. Excellent team player and team builder
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with diverse personality types
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level and communicate agile methodologies within the organization
  • Must have exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Strong ability to manage multiple agile teams and ensure a proper balance between PMO (Project Management Office), business and technology teams, and management
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex problems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

Supervisory Responsibilities:

 

This role is an individual contributor.

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.