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Senior Scrum Master


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JobId: 145652
Job Title: Senior Scrum Master
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Category: Technology
Employment: Full-Time
Open Date: 2017-12-01T06:13:03Z Close Date: 2022-11-30T00:00:00Z


Unlock Your Career Potential: Technology at ADP. Do you enjoy exploring, identifying and inspiring the future of the workplace and the lives of millions of people? At ADP, the world's largest B2B cloud company, our Technology team is comprised of brilliant engineers, architects, data scientists, infrastructure experts, and more. We were first in our industry to offer a SaaS solution and continue to push the envelope utilizing the latest operating platforms to deliver the highly automated, intelligent and predictive solutions that are redefining what is possible. Named one of Forbes' \"Most Innovative Companies\" and one of Computerworld's \"100 Best Places to Work in IT\", we are committed to leading the way in product development and research, empowering you to bring to life the latest innovations that will forever change the way businesses manage their most vital asset, employees.

Description: The Scrum Master will aide in the transformation of waterfall teams to high performing Agile teams by serving as the Scrum Master for two or three teams as well as coaching teams on Agile Values & Principles. This Scrum Master will aide with the transformation by partnering closely with product owners and development managers during release planning, help teams maintain focus on sprint goals, remove impediments, escalate issues to management when appropriate, provide feedback on associate performance, facilitate Scrum ceremonies, practices and coaches team on Agile Values & Principles; encourages team accountability for the delivery of high quality, tested working software every sprint as well as the delivery of timely commitments; ensures retrospectives result in continuous improvement sprint to sprint.


- Strongly serving and supporting the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers

- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example

- Facilitates Scrum ceremonies including Release Planning

- Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers

- Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to get the most of out self organization

- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment

- Enables a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving

- Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work

- Facilitating discussion, decision making and conflict resolution

- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency and radiating information

- Supporting the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and managing the product backlog

Required Skills/Experience:

- Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 5 years

- Experience with transitioning waterfall teams to Agile/Scrum

- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment and increasing transparency

- Personifies the agile mindset

- Knowledge of Scrum metrics and how to use for continuous improvement, transparency & visibility

- The ability to distinguish between what \"is Scrum\" what is \"not Scrum\"

- Ability be an effective collaborator across all levels of the organization including strong partnering skills

- Experience as a Scrum Master in a variety of contexts including team sizes, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed

- Excellent communication and mentoring skills

- Release planning facilitation and co-ordination for large program development efforts

- Facilitation & participation in Scrum of Scrums

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who have the following:

- Experience as a Scrum Master for 5+ years for a software development team

- Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.

- Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space such as XP and KanBan

- 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

- Previous experience as a collaborative leader

- Scaled Agile Framework

- Scrum Master certification



Software in the Cloud. Experts on the Ground:
ADP powers the working world with comprehensive solutions that drive business success. Consistently named one of the \"Most Admired Companies\" by FORTUNE® Magazine, and recognized by Forbes® as one of \"The World's Most Innovative Companies,\" ADP has over a half-million clients around the globe and 65 years of experience as one of the largest providers of human capital management solutions world-wide.

At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

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