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Advanced Scrum Master - Digital Enhancements

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Meijer is looking for an experienced Advanced Scrum Master – Digital Enhancements team. The Digital Enhancement team is responsible for completing minor enhancements to existing applications.

The Advanced Scrum Master selected for this role will work with business product owners, on-shore and off-shore developers, and quality analysts to drive value delivery and will participate in all phases of Agile software development. This position provides overall business process and technical guidance, and acting as a servant leader for an Agile team(s).
 
The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to lead a self-organizing agile team. We are looking for an IT Scrum Master who is highly motivated, creative, and has a passion for leading teams. Working closely with product owners, Release Train Engineers, and other Scrum Masters to capture acceptance criteria and ensure completion of those features as per PI objectives and plan.
 
Key Responsibilities / Deliverables:
  • Facilitates SAFe ceremonies for the Agile team. Understands Agile principles and systems thinking.
  • Provides leadership and high-level technical or functional consultation for systems development and for the enhancement of existing systems.
  • Alignment of teams to the Program Increment (PI) Objectives and delivery of value.  Guidance for the team relating to utilization of Agile practices and how to best ensure successful self-organization.
  • Ability to lead without explicit authority.  Removal of impediments to the teams’ success.
  • Facilitation of discussion, decision-making, and conflict resolution in support of attainment of value without coercion or dictating the work to be completed.
  • Support of and collaboration with the Product Owner (= business owner) with respect to grooming and maintaining the product work backlog.
  • Working independently and proactively to help ensure a smooth delivery of business value
  • Act as subject matter expert for SAFe and for the business area to coach team members on Agile principles, LEAN, systems thinking, business process, system design, and alternative solutions as appropriate. Ability to mentor other Scrum Masters on the train.
  • Leads application of the principles, practices, and theory of the Scrum Master role in Agile development.
This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Engineering, Organizational Management, or related discipline or equivalent work experience and technical training is required.
  • Scrum Master certification (CSM, PMI-ACP, PSM)
  • Any SAFe certification (SSM, SASM, SA, SPC, SPMPO)
  • 2-3 years experience in a Scrum or Agile environment.
  • Minimum 5 years performing in a developer, software engineer, application engineer or business analyst role.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the Scaled Agile (SAFe) framework.
  • Proficient skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, relentless improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with Agile process, tools, and techniques, including Program Kanban boards, User Story writing, Burndown techniques, and Retrospective facilitation.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in developing large systems or many smaller systems.
  • Ability to navigate intra-team conflicts and drive resolution
  • Understanding and translating complex technical concepts into easy to understand business language.
  • Strong leadership and team building skills. Ability to work well on cross-functional Agile teams and foster team commitment to tasks.

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