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Scrum Master

Company: Ascend Learning
Location: New York
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Ascend Learning is a national leader in data driven, online educational solutions for learners, educators and employers in high-growth, licensure-driven professions spanning healthcare, fitness and wellness, skilled trades, insurance and financial services. We are passionate about accelerating learning while impacting job readiness, employment success and employee retention with the belief that our work changes lives. Our culture is intentionally results-driven and selfless with a relentless focus on our customers. We believe in trust, transparency, freedom and responsibility with a commitment to meritocracy, inclusion and diversity of thought. Continual investment in our over 1400 employees is also a core principal realized through ongoing professional development and providing opportunities to grow, develop and lead. Ascend Learning is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas with additional office locations and remote workers in cities across the U.S. and in the U.K. Job Overview We are searching for a Scrum Master for our Simulation Engineering teams. This is a full-time position in our New York, NY office. The role of the Scrum Master helps team members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate. They may also work with a Release Train Engineer and other Scrum Masters to manage dependencies and cooperate more effectively across teams. The Scrum Master facilitates execution without coercion, assigning, or dictating work and will remove impediments or assist the team in doing so, to allow the team to achieve their sprint and/or project objectives. They work to establish a trusting and safe team environment where problems are addressed without blame or judgment with a focus on problem solving, and foster a "learn by doing" environment. They act as a servant leader, lead by example, and always protect the team. Responsibilities

  • Responsible for facilitating agile sprint ceremonies for one or two scrum teams. (Backlog Refinement , Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, Demo, Daily Standups)
  • Provide day-to-day coordination, support, and coaching to the team to encourage adoption of Scaled Agile Framework best-practices.
  • Encourage and facilitate cross-team collaboration and communication.
  • Remove impediments for the team(s) and escalate as appropriate.
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on scrum progress and quality, including capacity allocations and team velocity.
  • Track and manage project execution and time tracking in accordance with company's solution delivery roadmap and financial management practices.
  • Lead backlog refinement activities and facilitate clarification on requirements and stories. Ensure stories and tasks are properly estimated.
  • Create reports and provide product development dashboards to management and senior leadership.
  • Drive team velocity through process improvements, test-driven development and DevOps practices.
  • Work across teams to continually introduce secure development practices, reduce application vulnerabilities, and drive holistic enterprise-level development practices. Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adopted at the team level.
    • Ability and willingness to lead team(s) to self-organization.
    • Desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and grow trust amongst partners.
    • Ability to facilitate discussion at the team level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches.
    • Be a team player who protects the scrum team while also providing un-biased transparency on progress.
    • Ability to bring the creative ideas of others to market.
    • Ability to function effectively during ambiguous tasks.
    • Ability to own tasks outside of immediate scope of responsibility.
    • Technical aptitude to partner with development teams.
    • Analytical thinker and problem solver.
    • Detail oriented with a strong focus on quality. Education and Experience
      • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
      • Three to Five years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach.
      • Five plus years of total experience working on an agile team.
      • Experience leading agile/scrum adoption at the team level.
      • Agile/Scrum Master certification or relevant experience required.
      • SAFe experience or certification preferred.
      • JIRA experience preferred.
      • Experience delivering software for Healthcare and Academic markets is a plus. Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Keywords: Ascend Learning, New York , Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , New York, New York

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