Scrum Master, Payment Services

Discover Financial Services - Chicago, IL3.9

Full-time
Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:
Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

At Discover Financial Services, youll find yourself in the company of some of the industrys smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:
WHO WE ARE

Discover is more than a credit card. At its core, Discover is a software company. Our customers demand products that help them spend smarter and achieve a brighter financial future. These products are built and supported by our software teams. We have fun at work and live these values:

One customer. The person using the product is who matters.
Teams get it done. You wont be sitting in a corner on your own – its a collective effort.
Seek to understand. Listen first, ask why, and then reach a conclusion.
Progress over perfection. Try new ideas and be comfortable with failing fast.
No spectators. Expect to tackle tough problems and to challenge the status quo.
We are looking for a Scrum Master to join our team at Discovers downtown Chicago location at 350 N. Orleans, Chicago, IL.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

People dont keep their money under mattresses anymore. Why not join a team that continues to shape the future of banking? In this position, you will build software that reaches Discovers customers. As a Scrum Master, you will work directly with technical developers, testers, product owners, product managers, and other technology areas to ensure rapid product delivery.

As a Scrum Master you will:
Demonstrate leadership & ownership
Partner with Product Owners to create user stories and perform story mapping
Facilitate user story sizing and estimation workshops
Facilitate Release and sprint planning
Facilitation of daily standups, sprint review and demos
Strong communication, leadership and relationship building
Model, promote and encourage Agile values, best practices, processes and behaviors
Protect the team from outside interruptions and get early acceptance
Help remove barriers for the team
Continually learn and share process improvements with colleagues and the team
Knows how to incorporate offshore and remote team members
Proactively manage dependencies and remove impediments
Maintain release information in Rally & Clarity
Participate in Scrum of Scrums forum with the Agile Release Train to communicate teams progress, dependencies and impediments

Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree (preferably in a technology focused field) or equivalent work experience
Excellent written & verbal communication skills
4+ years of Scrum Master / Project Management experience in a large organization
Prior Agile / SAFe experience as a Scrum Master
Agile mentoring / coaching

Ideal Candidate:
Has Scrum Master Certification

Has experience using Rally

Has Scaled Agile Framework experience

Skills:
Demonstrate leadership & ownershipPartner with Product Owners to create user stories and perform story mappingFacilitate user story sizing and estimation workshopsFacilitate Release and sprint planningFacilitation of daily standups, sprint review and demosStrong communication, leadership and relationship buildingModel, promote and encourage Agile values, best practices, processes and behaviorsProtect the team from outside interruptions and get early acceptanceHelp remove barriers for the teamContinually learn and share process improvements with colleagues and the teamKnows how to incorporate offshore and remote team membersProactively manage dependencies and remove impedimentsMaintain release information in Rally & ClarityParticipate in Scrum of Scrums forum with the Agile Release Train to communicate teams progress, dependencies and impediments

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.