Lead Scrum Master

DTCC

4.8

(63)

Jersey City, NJ

Why you should apply for a job to DTCC:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2023
  • 4.8/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.9/5 in supportive management
  • 95% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 98% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index and was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
  • Flexible + Hybrid work options available
  • Corporate Social Responsibility initiative focuses on charitable giving and volunteerism.
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    Position summary

    a broad technical knowledge of the Agile methodology to manage the scrum process with geographically dispersed teams to deliver exceptional standards in product quality and timely, predictable delivery of projects. The Lead Scrum Master is responsible for multi-functional coordination and communication, requirements traceability, release management, test case management, and defect tracking concerns to keep delivery on track.
    Your Primary Responsibilities:

    • Understands Agile and relevant frameworks (e.g., scrum) to improve the success of the squad.

    • Possess a comprehensive understanding of Agile tools, techniques, principles and values and apply this knowledge to the squad.

    • Be the servant-leader for the squad to ensure the team lives the agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices the team has agreed to apply.

    • Coach PO and squad to maintain a healthy and prioritized backlog with refined user stories.

    • Collaborates on user story, epic, theme definition and documentation with product owner and squad members and lead the product backlog in partnership with the product owner in Jira.

    • Successfully balance delivery timeframes and continuous iteration so that customer feedback is always incorporated.

    • Participate in Scrum of Scrums sessions to ensure the Squad and the others in the Tribe are aligned on priorities, dependencies and timelines.

    • Provide role (PO, QA, Dev, etc.) based coaching and proactively facilitate coaching session with the squad.

    • Coach the squad to consider how squad/product vision affects other squads we regularly interact with.

    • Create a safe environment for all ceremonies to encourage active participation from all squad members.

    • Facilitate and mediate conflicts within the squad.

    • Ensure Jira always reflects current state of work and coach the squad on the Agile framework and attitude and guide it to higher Agile maturity.

    • Facilitates daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings as part of an Agile squad

    • Ensure accurate and clear communications to collaborators with concise metrics and updates on progress, risks, and impediments.

    • Project Management, Project Planning, Release Planning

    • Be an Agile Coach to squad team members through effective approach to support them on squad and tribe goals

    • Ability to ensure the accurate use of scrum processes

    • Manage implementation projects throughout the entire roadmap lifecycle using Agile development methodologies

    • Ability to shield the squad from outside distractions & remove squad impediments or roadblocks

    • Drives maturity of security attitude by proactively identifying meaningful issues and control gaps in current processes; influencing behavior change within the organization and contributing to the building a stronger security-focused culture

    • Act as the point of escalation for risks, issues, and dependencies, ensure action items are clearly defined, assigned to owners, and driven to resolution in a timely manner.

    • Engage with leadership, partners, and collaborators frequently on the status of key initiatives with respect to scope, schedule, cost, and resources; presents RAID logs.

    • Build meaningful relationships with squad members and resolve most issues demonstrating your rapport and trust with squad members.

    • Be an enthusiastic change agent and peer.

    • Accept change and use it to drive continuous learning and process improvements within the squads.

    • Continuously seek and act on feedback received to bring about positive changes. Servant Leadership

    • Understand both the squad's overall capacity and impediments that impact individual members of the squad. Work to create a team culture that values sustainable execution by not over-committing.

    **NOTE: The Primary Responsibilities of this role are not limited to the details above. **
    Talents Needed For Success:

    • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
    • Bachelor's degree preferred

    Additional Qualifications

    • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of the subject area of project management including common principles, methodologies and tools used by practitioners.
    • PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent required.
    • Expert skills in Atlassian Jira and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • 5 years demonstrable experience in Agile Project Management with 2+ years Scrum Master experience (at a lead capacity).
    • Knowledge of financial services, clearing corporations/depository function, brokerage operations, and associated regulatory requirements a plus
    • Familiarity with risk management, strategic planning, or scenario planning concepts

    Who We Are:
    The salary range is indicative for roles at the same level within DTCC across all US locations. Actual salary is determined based on the role, location, individual experience, skills, and other considerations. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

    Why you should apply for a job to DTCC:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2023
  • 4.8/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.9/5 in supportive management
  • 95% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 98% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index and was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
  • Flexible + Hybrid work options available
  • Corporate Social Responsibility initiative focuses on charitable giving and volunteerism.