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Scrum Master (Contract) Jobs in Scottsdale, AZ at Early Warning Services

Title: Scrum Master (Contract)

Company: Early Warning Services

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Come build the next-gen fintech at Zelle®, where we’re relentlessly focused on empowering prosperity in all its forms.

From fast money movement for over 100 million people who can access Zelle® directly through their banking app to new account opening and beyond – we make a difference in the lives of consumers and businesses every day and enable them to live their best financial lives. And we’re only getting started.

With a new, state-of-the-art HQ opening this year in Scottsdale, AZ – plus growing presences in San Francisco and Chicago – we’re entering our next big chapter.

Make your mark on what’s next in fintech with Zelle®.

Overall Purpose

This role is responsible for the smooth operation of Agile/Scrum team processes and activities. This includes organizing and facilitating daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sizing sessions, backlog grooming sessions, and end-of-sprint ceremonies as well as creating dashboards & reports to show team productivity. The Scrum Master serves as the impediment remover and Agile coach/guide for the team.

Essential Functions

Coach the scrum team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices, disciplines, and value to be consistent, effective, and productive team(s)
Build a trusted and safe environment within the team and coach team members to work effectively through self-organization, accountability, and driving team ownership of building successful outcomes
Work closely with Product Owners, Tech Leads, Portfolio Leads, and stakeholders to understanding of the product strategy, vision, and priorities to ensure development delivery is aligned and to ensure backlog items are have clear and concise acceptance criteria to ensure ‘as-expected’ results for each sprint deliverable
Facilitate backlog grooming with Product Owners and teams to ensure the priorities, understanding, and dependencies are understood prior to sprint planning
Develop and maintain backlog management processes and ensure that security, infrastructure, and operational requirements are represented by stories in the backlog, prioritized appropriately, properly groomed, and accepted by the applicable team(s)
Drive sprint planning to ensure Agile/Scrum teams are set for success in their commitments
Remove impediments for the Scrum team to ensure continuous flow through the team
Create partnership and coordinate with partner functions to ensure team’s development work is reviewed in a timely and efficient manner
Drive continuous improvement through facilitating retrospectives and owning action plans
Create dashboard and reports that provide consistency and productivity metrics and can provide teams and the organization with relevant product delivery status
Work closely with program and project management to ensure release plan alignment to program and project schedules and delivery
Participation in scaled Agile ceremonies (e.g. Big Room Planning preparation, Big Room Planning breakouts, and weekly scrum of scrums)

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or experience typically obtained through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Scrum Master Certification (CSM)
Minimum 5 years Agile, Scrum, project management or related experience with a software development team that applied Scrum principles, practices, and theories
Experience in financial institutions or similarly regulated industries and software development processes with background in the data processing environment, application systems, and communication systems
Demonstrated leadership ability, business acumen, and industry knowledge to lead efficient Agile Teams and their goals
Requires applicable knowledge of the technologies use by the Scrum team
Requires deep understanding of patterns and techniques in managing Sprint ceremonies, handling of bugs/defects, and variations of leading productive teams
Requires working knowledge of Agile tools (e.g. JIRA)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal / relationship management skills

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred
Agile Certifications

Physical Requirements

Working conditions consist of a normal office environment. Work is primarily sedentary and requires extensive use of a computer and involves sitting for periods of approximately four hours. Work may require occasional standing, walking, kneeling and reaching. Must be able to lift 10 pounds occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently. Requires visual acuity and dexterity to view, prepare, and manipulate documents and office equipment including personal computers. Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers.

Employee must be able to perform essential functions and physical requirements of position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates responding to this posting must independently possess the eligibility to work in the United States at the date of hire.

Early Warning Services is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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Some of the Ways We Keep You Healthy & Happy

All the benefits you expect…

Healthcare Coverage – Competitive medical, dental, and vision plans as well as pre-tax savings through flexible spending accounts (FSA) for commuting, health & dependent care expenses.
Income Protection – Life & Disability Insurance options ensuring financial coverage for you and your family.
401(k) Retirement Plan – Featuring a 100% Company Safe Harbor Match on your first 5% deferral immediately upon eligibility.
Work Life Management – Generous and flexible paid time off benefits for when you’ll need to take some time away from work to care for yourself or a loved one.
Health & Wellness Program – An award-winning program designed to take a personalized, interactive approach to empower you to live your healthiest life.
Employee Assistance Program – Resources and tools to help you and your family find a solution to whatever life throws at you.

And some you might not…

Tuition Benefits Program
Dependent Scholarship Program
Employee Referral Bonus
Legal Services & Credit Counseling
Pet Insurance
Charitable Giving Matching Program
Employee Resource Groups

All full-time, regular Early Warning employees (as defined in company policy and based on state laws and regulations) are eligible for the benefits.

Early Warning Services is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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