Manager-Scrum Master

  • Company: Capital One
  • Location: Vienna, Virginia
  • Posted: June 08, 2016
  • Reference ID: R4519
Towers Crescent (12066), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

Manager-Scrum Master

Like living life in the fast lane? Come be agile with us.

Capital One - a top 10 US bank is using technology to bring ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking - needs Scrum Masters (SMs) to help build APIs for internal and external developers. Today, we are a high-tech company, a scientific laboratory, and a nationally recognized brand all in one. We are a passionate and entrepreneurial team that embraces bold ideas, fosters collaboration, and delivers world-class products and services that touch tens of millions of customers. And we are looking for great technologists to join our team! 

In the SM role, you'll serve as the servant leader for your team(s) by ensuring clear communication and organization of all team objectives. The SM will drive the scrum process focused on delivery and driving continuous improvement of the team, along with maintaining product backlog and release plan. The SM will facilitate team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's sprint goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team. You will work side-by-side with product owners and other Agile team members to build Customer and Product centric APIs.

-Serving as Scrum Master for up to two Agile teams, focused on developing APIs in a DevOps culture
-Coaching teams on the basics of Scrum and applying Kanban visualizations and metrics (as needed). In simple terms ... Upholding Agile values and principles; facilitating Agile ceremonies; pushing lean methodologies and automation
-Focusing teams to deliver value quickly
-Fostering a motivating culture of openness, collaboration, and continuous improvement
-Coordinating across other Agile teams for complex projects
-Leveraging data to measuring & monitoring progress against commitments 
-Resolving and/or escalating impediments to help your team ship code 

Your experience probably includes a few of these, or if not, you're ready to start learning: 
-2+ years of professional experience leading Agile teams on technology projects
-Relevant Agile training and certifications
-Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
- Experience with Kanban, Lean Adaptive Systems, Dev Ops Culture, Extreme Programming practices (ATDD, Swarming, Design-Driven Development, pair programming etc.)
-Experience managing projects and/or system integrations that are somewhat complex
-Experience working independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment 

Your interests: 
-You enjoy being on cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering solutions on an aggressive schedule
-You're not content simply facilitating and regularly look for ways to roll up your sleeves to help the team meet commitments 
-You have a knack for spotting and resolving ambiguity
-You care deeply about those around you and like to use your wit to motivate them
-You enjoy learning new things and mentoring more junior team members
-You look first to try to prevent problems, but eagerly dig in to solve them when they arise
-To you, the spirit of the team is just as important as the product it produces

Basic Qualifications: 
- Bachelor’s Degree or military experience  
- At least 4 years of professional experience working in Agile teams 
- At least 4 years in technology delivery
- Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Professional

Preferred Qualifications: 
-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science 
-3 years of experience facilitating Agile teams on technology projects 
-5 years of experience managing projects
-1 year of experience around API development
- Agile coaching certification
-Scaled Agilist or SAFe Program Consultant Certification  

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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