RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL
Facilitate Scrum events and other ad-hoc meetings for teams. Facilitating multi-team events like Big Room Planning, Scrum of Scrums, and story mapping
Assist Product Owners and teams in story writing, backlog maintenance and prioritization and planning. Facilitating creation and prioritization of program-
level feature and architectural backlogs
Serve as teams’ or programs’ information radiator, representing the team or program to senior management, stakeholders and sponsors
Effectively use metrics and data visualization to report progress and support data-driven decision making at the team or program level
Facilitate estimation and planning at the team or program level. Assisting in creating useful, reliable and practical forecasts for delivery sprints and releases
Coach developer, designer and product team members in Agile practices, values and principles
Coach more junior Scrum Masters
Help teams and individuals clarify goals, and actions to achieve them
Shield the team from outside distractions, context switching and interference
Track and remove impediments
Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching to higher levels of maturity
Build a safe environment with an emphasis on collaboration and problem solving
Participate in Agile Communities of Practice across Goldman Sachs
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
5 years experience as a Scrum Master for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
Prior experience building and testing software or implementing DevOps
3 years of experience with scaled Agile (SAFe, LESS) in a hands-on leadership role (e.g., Release Train Engineer, Agile Program Manager)
Knowledge of other approaches in the Agile space : Kanban, Lean, etc.
Knowledge and / or experience with widely successful Agile techniques : User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games, etc.
Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example : numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to communication anywhere from the team level to C-level executives.
Leadership role in a large-scale Agile transformation
Experience in Scrum Master and scaled Agile or transformation roles 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 and Agile, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
Active participant in the Agile community