With general direction and considerable latitude for independent judgment and discretion, this position is responsible for monitoring the scrum processes and scrum meetings. This role is responsible for team efficiency, motivating the team, promoting and influencing for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness. This role also ensures DoD (Definition of done) is being followed.
REPORTING STRUCTURE & WORK SETTING
This position typically performs work in a corporate or field location and reports to a Director or above in Product Engineering. This position also works collaboratively with cross functional teams across the organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES
The essential duties and primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks, responsibilities or competencies may be documented in the incumbent’s performance objectives as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate supervisor or manager.
- Responsible for facilitating projects and guides cross functional teams in executing the principles of the Scrum framework
- Acts as a servant leader to the team, and facilitates planning, team learning in the form of reviews and retrospectives, and adaptation of the process to ensure quality of team/solutions
- Ensures the tracking and reporting of daily activities.
- Responsible for removing impediments that prevent a team from completing the work it has negotiated for a given sprint
- Managing stakeholder expectations regarding target scope, schedule and budget
- Facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and iteration meetings
MARGINAL DUTIES & ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
1. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
WageWorks believes that our success is achieved by its People. Values describe how we work together to achieve our success. It is our employees that drive results through living our Company Values. Every employee at WageWorks is expected to uphold and demonstrate the six Company Values listed below as an additional component of the job description and as a standard of individual performance.
CARING People are the heart of our company. We care about people: our Clients, our Client’s employees and their families, our partners, and local communities, and our fellow employees at WageWorks.
CUSTOMER-CENTRIC Our Customer comes first. We aim to serve our Clients and their employees, our brokers and partners, as well as our internal customers.
PASSIONATE We love what we do and are passionate about delivering Consumer-Directed Benefits that save people money and enrich their lives.
ACCOUNTABLE We are dedicated to making our team and the company succeed, and we are open, honest, ethical, and conscientious, as we deliver on our commitments.
LEADING Our actions inspire new ideas and drive change each and every day.
RESPECTFUL We value the diversity of our people, treat them with dignity and respect, encourage their development and reward their performance.
WageWorks leadership will strive to uphold the mission, vision, and values of the organization. They will serve as role models for staff and act in a people-centered and results oriented manner with a focus on customer service.
No formal supervisory responsibility entailed, although this position may serve as a resource for other employees and will hold responsibility for project teams.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of software development and/or business management as normally obtained through completion of a bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering, Business, or a related degree or a closely related field
Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM, PSM II, PSM III, CSP, CTC) preferred.
Work Experience or Related Experience:
Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a Scrum team is preferred
Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
Participated in Scrum Master training
Has solid skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Knowledge of applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous burn down techniques, numerous retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.
Previous experience as a collaborative leader
Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous burn down techniques, numerous retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.
Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space:
XP, Kanban, Nexus, LeSS, SAFe, Crystal, FDD, etc.
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
Proficiency with business and communications software (preferably Word, Excel, PowerPoint, common Windows operating systems, and Outlook) is required.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS
Occasional overnight travel and travel spanning 1 to 5 days to customer, client and company facilities.
WORK ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS & DEMANDS
Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to unpleasant and/or hazardous working conditions. This position frequently has exposure to outdoor weather due to travel.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & DEMANDS
Work requires normal range of hearing and eyesight. Incumbent must be able to use a telephone or headset equipment and operate a keyboard and other office equipment. The ability to perform work at a computer terminal for 6-8 hours a day and function in an environment with frequent interruptions is required. At times, incumbents are subject to sitting for prolonged periods. Infrequently, incumbent must be able to lift and move material weighing up to 20 lbs. Incumbent may experience elevated levels of stress during periods of increased activity and with work entailing multiple deadlines.
Incumbent should be able to perform work at a computer terminal and travel on public or in personal transportation vehicles for extended periods in a day and function in an environment with constant interruptions. Incumbent is subject to high levels of stress, as this position is accountable for project deliverables in which deadlines are critical.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions as described.