Lead Technical Project Manager - Agile Scrum Master

Nestle International Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 3 days ago

We are a team of professionals from many countries and diverse backgrounds, each with unique missions and challenges in the biggest health, nutrition and wellness company of the world. We innovate every day through forward-looking technologies to create opportunities for Nestl's digital challenges with our consumers, customers and at the workplace. We collaborate with our business partners around the world to deliver products and services to create tangible business value.

Position Summary

As a Lead Technical Project Manager/SCRUM Master, you will be supporting the Product Assembly Team under IT Nestl USA. You will ensure the smooth operation of all Agile product assembly team processes and activities, acting as the delivery lead for a Product/Solution. Responsible for leading cross-functional teams to deliver business value through their development and execution of work activities, while aligning with Agile Scrum practices. This includes organizing and running daily stand-ups, sprint planning and sizing sessions, backlog grooming sessions, and end-of-sprint ceremonies. Work with Scrum Team, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision making and support organizational projects or products/solutions teams. You will help the organization go through an Agile Transformation and drive adoption in new ways of working.

This position is located in our Arlington, VA office. REMOTE with 50%-70% travel to Arlington, VA office. There is an expectation to be in the office weekly 4 days a week.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages and leads the delivery for the products/solutions team and generates discussion of interdependencies and impediments across streams.

  • Promotes positive team dynamics to ensure members collaborate and work effectively.

  • Removes impediments throughout the organization to improve efficiency of cross-functional teams.

  • Coaches the Scrum team in self-organization, cross-functional skillset, domain knowledge and communicates effectively, both internally and externally working within the Scrum team

  • Creates metrics (burndown, burnup charts) and track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress

  • Facilitates retrospectives to contribute to the team's understanding on how to resolve issues

  • Acts as a change agent and adapts processes to maximize productivity of the team

  • Ensures healthy product backlog depth by working with Product/Solution Owner, scrum team members and other subject matter experts as needed

  • Trains scrum team in framing the Team Working Agreement, Definition-of-Done and Definition-of-Ready

  • Responsible for enabling the team to be more effective applying the relevant Agile approach (Scrum, Kanban, etc.) and cultivates an environment that supports Agility.

Required Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience in Informational Technology or Project management.

  • Working towards or willing to obtain within 6 months of employment training and/or certification as a Scrum Master by an educational or professional association

Preferred Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience as a Scrum Master

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Informational systems or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Experience in at least one of these: Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe)

  • Experience with Agile Lifecyle Tools such as Azure Devops, JIRA, Version One

This position has a minimum starting salary of $121,016. When you choose a career in IT at Nestl, you gain access to a variety of valuable benefits you can elect for yourself or family.

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It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.

The Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

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Lead Technical Project Manager - Agile Scrum Master

Nestle International