Scrum Master


Nike

2019-01-23 16:30:01

Job location Portland, Oregon, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Community & Sport

Job description

Job Description

Nike, Inc. Technology is responsible for making the world's largest sport brand run faster, smarter and more securely. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Global Technology aggressively innovates solutions to drive growth while creating and implementing tools that help make everything else in the company possible.

Description

Nike Technology designs, creates and implements the methods and tools needed to make the world's largest sports brand run faster, smarter and more securely. Global Technology teams boldly innovate the solutions needed to help employees navigate Nike's rapidly evolving landscape. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists strengthen growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Simply put, without Nike Technology, there are no Nike products.

The Enterprise Data & Analytics team needs a excellent Scrum Master who will lead self-organizing and self-managing teams in applying and optimizing Agile practices to improve team performance and effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

  • Operates as a team-based servant leader in service to the team's needs.
  • Ensures the team is practicing Agile principles.
  • Partners with, educates and supports Product Owner in managing the backlog to ensure it is properly prioritized and appropriately sized.
  • Facilitates all of the Scrum ceremonies (backlog grooming, planning meetings, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, demos).
  • Establishes, tracks and communicates agile metrics (such as team velocity and sprint progress/burn down chart) to team, organization and any impacted stakeholders.
  • Facilitates alignment and assists Product Owner and Delivery Team with making appropriate commitments.
  • Identifies, removes and/or escalates risks, roadblocks and cross team dependencies that are unresolvable by the team and interfere with the team's ability to deliver commitments.
  • Accountable for promoting continuous improvement by coaching the team to use metrics to identify and measure progress.
  • Participates with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization and cross-scrum collaboration on delivery implementation.
  • Continuously learns new approaches to facilitation, agile best practices and how to improve team dynamics.
  • Helps the Team to focus on delivery of high quality stories on a predictable, sustainable cadence.

Skills:
  • In-depth understanding of Agile Principles and how they're applied in workplace culture
  • Excellent facilitation and coaching skills within teams and groups
  • Experience resolving issues across teams
  • Effective communication, team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring, and servant leadership skills
  • Sufficient understanding of technology systems and the team's ecosystem to help team overcome roadblocks


Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience supporting or leading a team
  • Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools
  • Familiarity or experience with other agile methodologies such as LEAN, Kanban, XP Programming etc.
  • Relevant certification in the field preferred (examples below)
    o Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
    o Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
    o Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
    o Agile Scrum Master (ASM)
    o Scrum Master Certified (SCM)
    o SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Certification


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