04 Nov
Scrum Master III
Texas, Irving , 75039 Irving USA

Overview The Scrum Master III is a servant leader and expert in agility focused on team improvement, can support scaling as required, and support the shift from project to product based delivery. As a trusted advisor, this role applies an in-depth knowledge of GM Financial organizational structure, inter-departmental relationships, and agile principles to help teams and organizations align strategic objectives to accelerate value delivery. Responsibilities

JOB DUTIES
  • Guiding and coaching the Scrum Teams and organization on how to apply agile values and principles, and use the Scrum Framework to delight customers
  • Assessing the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity
  • Protect the team from outside influences and remove impediments
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem solving
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming) and managing the product backlog
  • Working closely with the Product Owner to ensure product backlog is visible and prioritized towards business value
  • Facilitating various Scrum and/or Kanban activities such as: Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Empowering the team to be self-organized
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Conform with all company policies and procedures
Qualifications

Knowledge
  • Must exhibit expert knowledge of agile frameworks including Scrum and Kanban
  • Professional Scrum Master and advanced certification and at least 5 years of agile experience
  • Prefer proficient in the use of Agile delivery tools such as TFS, Jira and Azure DevOps
  • Demonstrated evidence of continuous learning mindset

Skills
  • Exceptional coaching and mentoring skills at the team and management levels
  • Ability to teach and train on Agile, Scrum, Kanban at a level accessible to beginners with the ability to deep dive for advanced topics
  • A change agent; progressively challenging the team and organization to continuously improve
  • Excellent understanding of product and sprint backlog tracking, burn down metrics, and velocity
  • Strong negotiation, leadership, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge, skills, and ability working in a collaborative team environment
  • High maturity of diplomacy and ability to see and rationalize multiple points of view
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a diverse leadership team
  • Servant leader who Supports the development team, the product owner, and the organization
  • High Emotional Intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills)
  • Ability to understand GM Financials business; apply knowledge and critical thinking skills in day-to-day problems and solutions
  • Ability to provide leadership through influence, inspiration, collaboration and teamwork
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity while successfully managing work demands and pressure

Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work or military experience required
  • Master's Degree in related field preferred

Experience
  • 3-5 years leading Agile teams as a Scrum Master required
  • 5-7 years working on an agile team required

Licenses
  • Scrum Master Certification CSM, PSM I, PMI-ACP required
  • Advanced Scrum Master Certification: PSM II (Scrumorg) or A-CSM (Scrum Alliance) preferred
  • PSM III, CSP-SM strongly preferred

Working Conditions
  • Subject to stressful situations
  • Limited travel may be required to support business needs
  • Possibility of working long hours
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