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Scrum Master in Memphis, TN at First Tennessee Bank

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

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    Memphis, TN
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Job Description

Job Description:
Scrum Master (SM) promotes the agile mindset in agile teams, challenging and removing organizational and cultural impediments. SM guides teams in discovery and learning. In certain situations, SM helps a team through change, helping identify and attack organizational impediments which limit team productivity and quality and defining transformation vision and goal. At the team level, the SM helps the teams form, storm, norm, and perform while shielding the team from external distractions. SM Serves as the servant leader for the team to ensure clear communication and organization of the team and facilitates the core scrum ceremonies and practices

Key responsibilities:
• Guides the team and organization on how to use scrum & Agile practices and methodologies
• Oversees agile process and coaches the team; facilitates transparency, inspection, and adaptation
• Leads daily scrum, sprint review, and planning meetings in a way that ensures full team engagement
• Supports Product Owner on release planning
• Removes impediments (e.g., cultural barriers, logistic challenges)
• Fosters close cooperation across all team members and encourages cross-training and support for each other
• Shields the team from external interference and ensures the team is fully functional and productive
• Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of punishment
• Implements consistent processes and tools for program management— e.g., Microsoft TFS, Jira
• Aggregates agile team objectives and progress and publishes to business and all team members to ensure visibility and transparency
• Removes impediments (particularly those escalated by scrum masters) through provision of appropriate resources, guidance, and escalation
• Liaises with product owner and application architect to ensure alignment on strategy and execution
• Performs additional duties as assigned
Requirements Job Requirements:
• Bachelor degree required; Degree in computer science or engineering preferred
• 2 to 4 years of software development experience
• Experience in Agile or iterative Development is a plus
• Preference for a candidate with relevant domains / products / journeys experience
• Ability to coach team on new development practices
• Experience using Agile tools such as Jira, TFS, Rally, LeanKit
• Promotes innovative thinking and self-improvement in team
• Confident and skilled at navigating the team through road-blocks to allow sprints to be completed on time
• Has strong communication skills with ability to communicate complex messages and teach new concepts
• Able to resolve conflicts within the team before they become an issue – strong mediator
• Acts as an active coach and mentor whose goal is to grow and maximize the team’s potential
• Practices servant leadership, always thinking about how to enable the team to perform and pushing for what is best for the team
• Brings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence team members

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender stereo typing, and age. First Tennessee is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled.
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