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Scrum Master

Cox Automotive


Location:
Redwood City, CA
Date:
09/25/2017
2017-09-252017-10-24
Job Code:
1714894
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Scrum Master
JobID: 1714894
Category: Information Technology
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

Xtime, a Cox Automotive Brand, is looking for an experienced Scrum Master to join our team in Redwood City, CA.

Job Purpose
We are looking for an experienced Scrum Master to join us in helping teams deliver predictably while improving their agility. The Scrum Master has the primary responsibility for leading the agile process for one or more teams, ensuring ownership and predictability of delivery.  The Scrum Master plays a key role in Agile planning, facilitating the Agile process, supporting delivery teams, and providing advice and guidance.

Technology We Use:
Oracle, Informatica ETL, Casssadra, AWS Big Data tools, Java, HTML5 based UI frameworks

Responsibilities:
Planning
  • Prepare for and facilitate sprint planning with the product owner and the team.
  • Assist with prioritizing stories.
  • Help write and break-down stories to the right size for sprint completion.
  • Drive stories to Ready state in preparation for the next sprint.
  • Work with the team and Product Owner to maintain a healthy backlog and plan releases.

Agile Ceremony Facilitation
  • Ensure the team follows and improves their processes.
  • Facilitate daily stand-ups, sprint planning, grooming, demo, retrospectives, and other related team and inter-team meetings.
  • Participate in sprint demonstrations.
  • Foster team collaboration and communication.
  • Maintain and generate information radars for the teams.
  • Collect team metrics, share with team, suggest new metrics, and drive improvement using the metrics.

Delivery Team Support
  • Remove impediments to the team’s ability to perform by working closely with the team and stakeholders, including product owners, management, other teams, and the support organization.
  • Communicate the status of progress and impediments to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate cross-team coordination, tracking and following up with external dependencies.
  • Act as a buffer between external distractions and the team helping the team to keep focus. Protect the team and minimize disruptions.
  • Facilitate team development, mediate conflicts and encourage healthy team dynamics.
  • Coordinate operational issues.
  • Help the team with testing when necessary.
  • Coordinate environment setups & maintenance, code deployments, and production releases.
  • Help triage support and production issues, making sure the right tickets are brought into the sprint and pushed through to production when needed.
  • Minimize changes to the sprint backlog, but if changes are made, reduce impact to the sprint by re-balancing tickets as necessary.

Advice and Guidance
  • Mentor team members and other stakeholders on Agile best practices.
  • Mediate conflicts between development team’s goal of delivering high technical quality and product owner’s goal of delivering more features.
  • Create a sharing and learning environment, promoting best practices such as pair-programming and cross-functional training.
  • Coach the teams to embrace agile practices in their daily work, helping each team member find and understand their role within the process.
  • Promote teamwork to achieve sprint goals.
  • Lead the teams towards agile maturity.
  • Participate in scaling agile throughout the organization.

Qualifications

Required Experience (Minimum):
  • Experience applying scrum for 3-5 years
  • Experience as a Scrum Master at an organization that is committed to using agile as a core methodology to deliver business value
  • Experience in affecting change in organizations towards agile adoption
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Experience in any part of the software development life cycle a plus - as developer, tester, analyst, product manager, project/program manager, etc.
  • Experience with applying test automation, test-driven development, continuous integration, and continuous deployment to achieve built-in quality by the teams
  • Experience with applying test automation, test-driven development, continuous integration, and continuous deployment to achieve built-in quality by the teams
  • Experience using agile project management tools
  • Excellent communication skills

What We Look For (Preferred):
  • A technical degree and development or testing background is a plus
  • Safe experience is a plus
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About Xtime, a Cox Automotive Brand:
Xtime is SaaS provider of state-of-the-art ServiceCRM and scheduling solutions for automotive dealerships.  Xtime’s web-based applications provide automotive dealerships the ability to dramatically improve profitability through service department efficiency and increased customer-paid service revenue. A position at Xtime offers an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing, market- leading organization. 




About Cox Automotive

 

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.



Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-CA-Redwood City-1400 Bridge Pkwy

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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