IT Scrum Master – Remote


Job title: IT Scrum Master – Remote

Company: Ferguson

Job description: Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity for a remote IT Scrum Master to join the Ferguson IT Program Management Office. The Scrum Master/Agile Enthusiast will provide effective collaboration, facilitation, servant leadership and coaching skills supporting the teams within the agile transformation initiative. As an agile practitioner, you will be a shepherd of the Agile tenants, removing impediments and promoting transparency. This position requires commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a collaborative culture within our team and organization. You will facilitate team events and ensure the integrity of the agile process, remove obstacles for the teams and work towards a high-performance culture. In this highly visible role, you will have significant interaction with product owners and regular contact with all levels of management.

**This role is approved to sit 100% remote. If local to the Newport News, VA area, you will have the option for in-office work out of our new HQ3 facility.**

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize and facilitate Scrum/Kanban team events.
  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners and cross-functional development teams on their Agile journey to support development and software delivery.
  • Teach/coach/mentor the Product Owner and team on user story creation/prioritization, estimation and product backlog grooming via emergent design while supporting overall organizational goals.
  • Work with the teams on creating valuable, data driven metrics.
  • Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary.
  • Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Agile practitioners.
  • Work with management on effective team design.
  • Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals.
  • Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile and frameworks like Scrum and Kanban.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing/Mobbing/Swarming, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often.
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration.
  • Lead a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging experimentation and innovation in processes.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 3+ years an Agile practitioner/Scrum Master/Coach.
  • 5+ years of information technology experience.
  • Thorough understanding of the Agile Manifesto.
  • Experience working with an agile mindset on large scale, technically complex projects.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and leading teams that leverage software engineering practices such as Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration processes.
  • Must be self-motivated and pragmatic.
  • Data driven analysis skills that help drive continuous improvement.
  • Experience using Jira. Azure DevOps is a plus.
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams.
  • Must have situational awareness with an understanding of when to listen and when to be assertive.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to conduct educational classes and various workshops.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong understanding of the value of metrics and iterative delivery.

Perks:

Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families—geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection, and retirement savings. Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal, and holiday), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities, and much more!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

#LI-REMOTE

The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Expected salary:

Location: Newport News, VA

Job date: Sat, 18 Dec 2021 00:24:53 GMT

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