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Senior Scrum Master

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Job Req: 3371
Community: Technology
Location: Bangalore, India
Date Posted: Dec 11, 2023
Remote Type: No Remote

Job Description

Senior Scrum Master

Bangalore, 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

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

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as Senior 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 proactively identify impediments and consistently recommending solutions to remove impediments
  • Coaching the team through SAFe ceremonies like Program Increment (PI) planning and Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Representing the 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)
  • Acting as an influencer by implementing Agile processes, practices, principles, and values; helping team and organization to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • Demonstrating the 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
  • Identifying process inefficiencies and facilitating discussions for solutions

  

The Candidate:
Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
  • At least 2 years of Agile or other related experience
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for Agile practices
  • Familiarity with scaling Agile, particularly with using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to pay accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with the Scrum team and stakeholders
  • Comfort working with multiple, globally distributed teams, both in-house and remote

  

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Scrum Alliance CSM or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional
  • SAFe5 Agilist or SAFe5 Practitioner or other SAFe certifications

  

The Office:

We have an office in the Silicon Valley of India: Bangalore.

·          Located adjacent to Bangalore’s new metro system

·          Brand new office space boasts an open, modern vibe

·          Office space provides collaboration area for casual gatherings as well as office cabins for privacy when needed

·          Office has a tuck shop for quick snacks, free coffee, and vending machines

·          Habba committee and monthly employee engagement activities provide opportunities for fun and celebration at work

 

 

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. 

 

Anthology 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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