JOB TITLE: Scrum Master
Scrum Masters are responsible for helping the Scrum Team improve in their ability to deliver software that provides value to our customers. They do this by ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted by adhering to Scrum theory, practices, and guidelines.
Leading and coaching a team along its Agile maturity and promoting delivery of business value
Coaching employees and stakeholders on advanced Scrum fundamentals
Acting as a leader to influence team member to seek and embrace incremental change that increases team performance
Identifying and implementing agile metrics to measure a team's Agility and then use those measures to help guide a team forward
Identifying, escalating, and removing team impediments that jeopardize sprint goals
Acting as a Champion and Custodian of the Agile principles for the team
Teaching and coaching application developers to adopt Continuous Delivery practices such as Test-Driven Development, Specification by Example, Story Mapping, and other Lean/Agile Modeling Techniques
Acting as an Agile ambassador for the organization; exhibiting a deep-passion for continuous learning and seeking to provide knowledge gained throughout the entire organization
Working with organizational leadership and teams to change and adjust organizational design to promote self-organizing teams within an enterprise environment
Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews/demos, retrospectives, and release planning meetings
Promote improved team interactions, practices, and process through valuable inspect and adapt practices
Facilitate backlog refinement sessions to ensure robust backlog health
Act as a mediator and facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practice
Must have 5+ years of professional experience working as Scrum Master
Scrum Master Personal Skills Criteria:
Communicative and Social - Must be able to communicate well with teams, larger practitioner community and Agile thought leaders internally and externally
Facilitative - Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
Assertive - Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.
Situationally Aware - Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise, coach the team to resolve internally and if necessary involve management
Enthusiastic Engagement- Must be high-energy and be a source for motivation/inspiration for individuals and teams looking for support and guidance
Continual Improvement - Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
Conflict Resolution - Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
Attitude of Empowerment - Must be able to lead teams to self-organization
Attitude of Transparency - Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
Experience working in a large AD shop with highly distributed applications is a strong plus
Experience teaching and mentoring others in Agile process, including adapting Agile to make it work in various environments in a strong plus
Technical AD background preferredJPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.
We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans
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