Be a part of a team managing strategic and product innovation projects in a fast-paced environment. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership qualities and 5+ years of agile/project management experience with demonstrated history of working with in an agile or hybrid (waterfall/agile) environment.
Must be able to adapt to the organization’ s needs (not everything will be black and white— truly agile or truly waterfall) The candidate must be patient with our business stakeholders and can explain SCRUM terminology.
Truly be able to keep the team motivated and explain the self-service nature of story & capacity planning. Must have the natural ability to understand product priorities and understand the resources necessary to deliver to the sprint plan
SCRUM Master & Agile Execution
Facilitate Agile ceremonies: daily scrums, story grooming, sprint planning, stakeholder demos, and retrospectives
Track and manage dependencies (internal/external)
Manage release deployment activities
Provide guidance to product owner on user story creation
Assist product manager in product backlog grooming
Monitor and track metrics in Jira
Facilitate release planning
Generate and submit weekly status reports via Jira
Review/track daily burn down charts in Jira
The ability to evaluate capacity (in points & hours) and propose resourcing plans
Understand the priorities
Ability to link stories to a common backlog for managers to evaluate their employee capacity effectively
Ability to release plan
Product Innovation SCRUM Master
Take design requirements and transform them into stories for the technical teams to produce low-medium fidelity prototypes for testing.
Familiarity with design thinking, design sprints
Assist in the development of business cases, epics, features, stories or other requirement documents
Assist in holding hack-a-thons and creating plans from the fall out with the ability to track tasks until prototypes have reached completion
Ensure technical teams are held accountable into delivering on time and on schedule
Propose realistic deadlines based on the teams needs
Hold all SCRUM ceremonies
Experience & Qualifications
Bachelor' s degree, preferably in management information system, business management or other related field.
5+ years of demonstrated business experience, with working knowledge of business analysis, process improvement, business transformation, and/or business strategy development within complex organizations and business environments.
3+ years working in Agile, SAFe, Design Thinking & Process Improvements.
Proven record of grasping highly complex problems and turning them into actionable plans to deliver quick time-to-value
Preferably 3+ years of experience in large, cross-functional teams influencing key stakeholders effectively across the organization and within complex contexts.
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, organization design and development
Preferably proven experience or demonstrated capability in leading IT transformational initiatives in complex and dynamic environments.
Experience with business process modeling tools and processes
Experience with data science, business intelligence, and analytics is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Atlassian tools knowledge (Jira and Confluence) is a must!
Knowledge of SAFe Agile methodology nice-to-have
Education or experience with design thinking & best practices a must
Familiarity with Aha! Is a nice-to-have
Has the ability to develop and communicate plans, sprint schedules etc. while inspiring, motivating & influencing the organization
Demonstrated ability and influence to effectively navigate complex organizational, process, technical and political challenges
Experience working with full stack (hardware, firmware, software) engineering teams preferred
Customer service attitude and orientation
Ability to convey information in accurate and consumable models
Strong vendor management and partner relation skills to identify and leverage resources internal and external to the enterprise to enhance capabilities that support business objectives.
Ability to make decisions and recommendations on complex issues and present
Presents thoughts effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization including senior leaders
Effective facilitation skills within small or large group settings
Ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected information, identify patterns, and articulate organizational relevance
Uses logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solution
Creative, solution-oriented mindset
Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis
Experience with data science and data engineering preferred
Experience with IOT (internet of things) products preferred