Sr Engineering Scrum Master
Company: EMC is now part of Dell Technologies
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Posted: September 30, 2016
Reference ID: 170973BR
As a part of Converged Platfrom and Solution Division (CPSD) team you will be responsible for working collaboratively with a variety of people across Engineering, QA, Technical publication and Program Management to enable the development of Dell EMC leading edge platform product lines.
As an Engineering Scrum Master within our organization you will be the servant leader for multiple scrum teams developing new platforms, and performing sustaining development on existing platforms. You’ll work closely with Engineers, and scrum members from Product Management, QA, Technical Publications, Program Management, Global Services, and Manufacturing to develop new products or update the current products to address new functional requirements. You are the glue for your Scrum team and you’ll be responsible for encouraging adherence to the rules of Scrum, and removing impediments from the team while promoting self-management. Most importantly, you will be responsible for maintaining a positive, empowering work environment with the team.
**Required Skills & Knowledge:**
+ First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I) or equivalent experience in an environment embracing Agile methodologies
+ 5 years of experience in Project Management roles including Agile methodologies
+ Knowledge of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
**Preferred Skills & Knowledge:**
+ Experience as a Scrum Master in a platform product engineering organization is preferred.
+ Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)
+ Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
+ Know how to use and edit confluence ( Wiki) and CA Technology-Rally tool
+ Embrace the basic fundamentals of iterative development
+ Understand basic fundamentals of platform development processes and procedures, including Product Development Life Cycle process
+ Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by an engineering team
+ Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics
+ Fluent in user story creation, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, facilitating retrospectives, handling defects, velocity, and task definition
+ Functional knowledge of Dell Technologies critical partner technologies including VMware vSphere, Cisco networking, Cisco UCS computing and EMC storage and BRS offerings is desirable.
**Other Job Requirements:**
+ Bachelors (CS/EE/Technology) or equivalent workplace experience
+ Strong written and oral communication skills
+ Decisive but inclusive decision making in a fast-paced environment
+ Ability to work independently with light supervision
+ Able to prioritize tasks and work collaboratively with various stakeholders
+ Passionate about Agile and willing to help in growing agility and taking it to the next level
As the servant leader of platform development scrum teams, it is essential that you have the organizational, communication and leadership focus to keep the team focused on its task despite the many distractions of a fast-paced technology company:
+ Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
+ Must be able to communicate well with teams, encourage open discussion within the team, and facilitate the development of alternative approaches
+ Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.
+ Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
+ Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust
+ Must be able to lead a team to self-organization
Scrum Team deliverables will include (but not be limited to):
+ Prototype equipment build-outs
+ Implementation Guides (LBG, PBG, etc.)
+ Field/customer-facing documentation
+ Bill of Materials (BoM)
+ Configuration Rules
+ Configuration tool user stories
+ RCM Updates
+ MVT / Pegasus tool rule updates
+ QA testing
+ Iteration demos
When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
**Critical Hiring Criteria:**
Engineering - Software
211 - VCE
US - North Carolina - Durham