Scrum Master

Akamai Technologies Inc Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 months ago

Scrum Master Do you relish the opportunity of managing multiple, highly complex projects?Would working on cutting-edge technologies excite you?

Join Program Management in our Platform Engineering Team

Our Platform Engineering team is responsible for developing the industry-leading Akamai Intelligent Platform, delivering secure, high-performing user experiences globally. Our software provides fundamental services to operate Akamai's distributed network of servers. The Program Management team is an agile, international, and collaborative team leading programs to support the ongoing innovation and evolution of the Akamai Intelligent Platform to optimize global effectiveness.

Be integral to the success of critical projects

A Scrum Master (SM) at Akamai is responsible for creating an environment that enables a team to excel as a high performing Scrum team. They are people focused and serve as a facilitator, process coach/mentor and is a "mirror" to the team. The SM will support two or more Agile development teams within a SAFe environment. This will include supporting all phases of software development from requirements definition through to production rollout as well as quarterly planning sessions for release trains. The ability to work with cross functional teams in a matrixed environment is key. Also, crucial is the ability to ensure timely delivery through removal of blockers such that strategic objectives are met. Your contribution will be critical to the success of the team, the programs, and Akamai.

As a Scrum Master, you will be responsible for: Living and helping others on the team live the values and principles in the agile manifesto

Creating a transparent environment that shares observations and promotes a culture of continuous improvement

Understanding and being able to explain the "why" behind any Scrum process and be open to change and Using consensus facilitation techniques to get agreement or alignment

Coaching the team on lean agile principles using data such as flow metrics and quality to leverage best practices

Effectiveness of all Scrum ceremonies and techniques including self-organization, estimation & planning

Removal of blockers, closure of dependencies and implementation of retrospective items.Clearly communicating and escalating issues to program teams and leadership. Taking a proactive stance by developing contingency plans for potential risks.Supporting backlog refinement with product management.

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent

  • Certified Scrum Master Certification and experience working as Scrum master within SAFe framework

  • Display strong interpersonal and organisational skills with an ability to collaborate effectively

  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills to articulate highly technical information, clearly and concisely to all stakeholders

  • Demonstrate experience of working within a technical team and a detailed understanding of the software development life cycle

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Working remotely from home or any other work location up to 1 day a week

  • Working flexible hours- balancing flexibility to work around your personal commitments while ensuring availability for team members and stakeholders during working hours

  • Please discuss your preferred working patterns with the recruiter during the process

Working with us

At Akamai, we're curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you'll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health

  • Your finances

  • Your family

  • Your time at work

  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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