Lead Scrum Master
Riverwoods , Illinois
November 19, 2017
This role is in the Business Technology (BT) Payment Services PMO team. The Lead Scrum Master will help teams self-organize, self-manage, and deliver via effective Lean-Agile practices. The Scrum Master will support and enforce the rules of the Scrum process based on SAFe. The Scrum Master also will help the team coordinate with other teams on the Agile Release Train (ART) and communicate status to management as needed.Responsibilities:
  • Exhibit Lean-Agile leadership
  • Supports the team rules
  • Facilitate the teams progress toward team goals
  • Leads team efforts in relentless improvement
  • Facilitate meetings
  • Support the Product Owner
  • Eliminate impediments
  • Promote SAFe quality practices
  • Builds a high-performing team
  • Protects and communicates
  • Coordinate inter-team cooperation / effectiveness
  • Coordinate with other teams
  • Facilitate preparation and readiness for ART ceremonies
  • Support estimating
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferably in a technology related field)
  • 3+ years working in project management related role

  • Competent in Agile and SAFe methodologies and ceremonies
  • Background in coaching and mentoring skills on agile methodology and understand Scrum framework
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership qualities (guide and direct agile during daily activities)
  • Certified ScrumMaster - Scrum Alliance
  • Professional Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

A little about us:
Discover is one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. We’re a direct banking and payment services company built on a legacy of innovation and customer service.

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