Principal Scrum Master

Alert Innovation North Billerica , MA 01862

Posted 5 days ago

Full Time, Exempt

There are three key aspects to the Team Catalyst role. The role of Scrum Master in one or more development groups comprised of hardware and software engineering, advancing standard processes used by the Alert project management community, and teaching the broader organization about Agile tools that promote adaptability and flexibility. We expect a Program Manager to be well versed in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and bring a host of tools to overcome common challenges of applying Agile principles to a multidisciplinary, fast paced and innovative company. The right candidate should have scalable skills that produce predictable project outcomes, budgets, and product performance while the portfolio of projects and number of execution teams is expanding rapidly. They must be able to provide Agile process competence, problem solving tools, and planning and prioritization expertise. This position demands a servant leader who genuinely enjoys helping others, and teaching skills to drive continuous improvement.

The success of an organization requires more than just individual talent, it takes the work of teams to be successful. We want candidates who enjoy collaboration with othersthe best work isnt done in a vacuum, so everyone at Alert contributes to our projects and our own professional development. Our leaders need your insight, and you need theirs! Our team moves quickly, so youll need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be ready (and excited) to challenge convention and blaze new methods of execution.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Facilitate the creation of Alerts Agile framework and develop a roll out strategy of the Agile process to meet company goals.
  • Pragmatically evangelize Agile principles across Engineering and Operations departments.
  • Work with IT to deploy and tailor software tools that make us better.
  • Fulfill the role of Scrum Master on one of more Scrum Teams.
  • Ensure that the Product Backlog is well understood by the entire Scrum Team.
  • Run Scrum meetings, create standards to facilitate constructive group dynamics and efficient decision making.
  • Mentor the Scrum Team in self-organization and effectiveness.
  • Teach and use skills that improve effort estimation, early risk identification and mitigation, resource tracking, and KPIs to drive continuous improvement.

Requirements

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Someone who is excited about Agile and project management in general, and even more excited at the opportunity to work at a company where expertise and passion can influence how projects are executed.
  • B.S. degree in a technical discipline or the equivalent in training and experience.
  • 8+ years hands-on experience in complex high-tech or electro-mechanical project management, including resource planning and budgeting.
  • 10-15+ years of experience working in Scrum Teams, at least 5 years as Scrum Master.
  • Willingness to learn and grow as well as share knowledge, experience mentoring, leading, and teaching Agile / project management skills.
  • Possession of a comprehensive suite of tools applicable to common project challenges.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; able to build effective team relationships and efficiently mediate teams achieve consensus.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) or equivalent formal training preferred.
  • Expertise in JIRA, some exposure to MS Project.

TEAMING AND PERSONAL

  • Constructively support or lead project teams as the circumstances require or as assignment by team leads
  • Work successfully in a collaborative team environment
  • Constructively influence team decisions and product design requirements
  • Self-motivating and capable of working without direction or supervision to achieve team goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and be able to communicate across all levels of the organization
  • Possess the additional skills of business acumen, basic team facilitation, assignment flexibility, independent thinking and responsibility for execution

VALUES

  • All members of Alert Innovation practice the following values as part of their daily responsibilities and model these values as she/he leads or supports their teams.
    • The Golden Rule: Extraordinarily powerful in its simplicity and depth: Treat others as you would want to be treated
    • The Power of Person: The contribution of every single person in a company is important, and the performance of the entire company can only be maximized when every person strives to achieve his/her full potential and to contribute to the best of his/her ability
    • The Power of Team: The Power of Person becomes amplified exponentially when a group of people working effectively as a team create performance synergy, whereby the capacity to perform as a team is much greater than the sum of the individual members capacities
    • The Power of Truth: We strive to see the world as it is, not as we want or imagine it to be, because only then can we make it better. This core value manifests itself through questioning, probing, testing, measuring, validating, verifying, proving, listening with an open mind, and making fact-based decisions. It also fosters transparency and honesty with others, as well as self-examination and self-honesty
    Alert Innovation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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