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Scrum Master

Job Req: 1202
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Scrum Master, Data Platform

Chennai, India

 

 

The Opportunity:  

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.    

   

 

We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.   

   

 

For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit www.anthology.com.  

 

 

In the Scrum Master role, you'll serve as the servant leader for your team(s) by ensuring clear communication and helping the team reach its goal. The Scrum Master will coach the team on the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/SAFe/etc.) focused on predictable, quality delivery and driving continuous improvement of the team. The Scrum Master will facilitate team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's goals and by preserving flexibility and the ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team.

 

 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as Scrum Master for two or more Scrum teams of moderate complexity
  • Assessing Agile maturity within immediate Scrum teams
  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies and providing coaching to further improve Agile maturity of teams via daily Scrum, retrospectives, sprint planning, and demonstrations
  • Ensuring team maintains focus on quality and continuous delivery of business value
  • Helping team pro-actively identify impediments and recommending solutions to remove impediments
  • Representing team(s) in regular Scrum of Scrums (S2) meetings and clearly communicating team accomplishments, impediments, and dependencies, as part of an Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Coaching the team(s) through SAFe ceremonies like Program Increment (PI) planning and Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Acting as an influencer by implementing Agile processes, practices, principles, and values; helping team and organization to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • Demonstrating ability to balance data with other factors when making decisions
  • Utilizing team feedback, analyzing data, and reporting on team factors such as quality, delivery rate, throughput, productivity, and velocity
  • Demonstrating ability to identify process inefficiencies and facilitates discussions for a solution

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
  • 2+ years of Agile or other related experience
  • Familiar with Agile and enthusiastic about Agile practices
  • Familiar with scaling Agile, particularly using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with the Scrum team and stakeholders
  • Comfortable working with multiple teams, in-house and remote

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Scrum Alliance CSM or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional
  • SAFe 5 Agilist or SAFe 5 Practitioner or other SAFe certifications

 

 

The Office:

We have an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.

  • Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai
  • Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station, and bus stop
  • Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn
  • The office provides lunch and snacks on all working days
  • The office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park
  • Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensure fun at work
  • ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities
  • Option for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.    

 

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.   

 

 

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