Senior Scrum Master - Agile Practitioner in Madrid or Remote

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Job Description

The Continuous Improvement and Operations group within OpenShift Engineering is expanding and we are looking for an experienced Senior Scrum Master to join our Agile Practice. In this role, you will work closely with the best engineers, managers and team leads in the open source community to craft the role of a Senior Scrum Master. You will be supported by Agile Practitioners and Coaches to create the example for the organization of how a Scrum Master can support, enhance and empower teams to continuously improve.

In this role, you will be working closely with teams that create innovative technology for the next generation. In addition, an important part of this role will be for you to serve as a coach and champion of agile principles in the organization to facilitate our ongoing transition towards agile development. Your voice is important to help shape the future success of the organization.


What you will do

  • Serve as a scrum master or kanban coach for multiple, distributed teams, with a focus on coaching the team on agile values and practices and encouraging them to continuously improve
  • Assist the team and the product manager or product owner with user story development and backlog refinement, including identifying unaccounted work
  • Facilitate all team ceremonies including release planning, refinement, sprint planning, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives, and stand-up
  • Track iteration status and resolve stalled or blocked user stories as needed
  • Develop metrics to help improve team effectiveness, including dashboard reporting
  • Contribute to product roadmap planning, project scheduling and release management
  • Introduce new ideas and processes which will improve performance and productivity
  • Facilitate cross-team coordination through reaching out to all levels of the larger organization for impediment removal

What you will bring

  • Proficient use of Atlassian Jira for team work management
  • Certified scrum master  (CSM, CSP, ICP Agile, SAFe, PSM)
  • 5+ years of experience as a scrum master or in a similar role
  • Working knowledge of Agile values and principles, techniques, and frameworks, such as Scrum or Kanban, to deliver solutions
  • Demonstrated aptitude and eagerness to learn from a new environment and make an impact quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Ability to show judgment and initiative to accomplish job duties
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Excellent people skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

The following are considered a plus:

  • Enjoy creating and working in an environment where ideas are openly shared, hotly debated, and evenly executed.
  • Have solid written and verbal communication skills that have helped you in creating content and positioned you as a leader in some areas or activities.
  • Comfortable working with technology teams that have steep learning curves and solve hard problems.
  • Have a voracious appetite to learn and grow and a willingness to make significant contributions to the wider goals of the company.
  • You are flexible and understand that everyone works and needs a little something different, so a willingness to see their point of view and accommodate their needs.



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