Foot Locker, Inc. is seeking an innovative individual who has a proven track record of providing leadership within an Agile working environment. This role is expected to perform the role of scum master for our scrum teams that support our Data organization initiatives and help push Foot Locker, inc. to the next level. The team is embarking on a journey of building a brand new data lake platform built using cloud native concepts and the latest tech stacks. Some ideal experience for this individual would be working within the Agile process with supporting custom application development teams. It also be ideal if this individual came from a data analytics background and has experience working with teams that help provide enterprise wide initiatives such as Data Lake, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Reporting, etc.
This role will include, but will not be limited to the following responsibilities:
Guide and coach the Scrum Team on how to get the most out of self-organization
Guide and coach the Scrum team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values
Provide support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example
Working with our Business Engagement / Data Product teams to help prioritize work and translate requirements to our scrum teams
Guide and coach multiple Scrum teams (2-3) with different team sizes, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.
Responsible for facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo, backlog grooming / refinement and retrospective meetings
Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution for the team(s)
Remove internal or external impediments or guide the team to remove impediments
Ensure observance of DoD (definition of done)
Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and the organization and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and the organization
Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
3 to 5 years relevant experience and education
Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from a four-year college or university; or Associate degree from a technical college;
Experience working within an Agile environment full-filling the role of Product Owner, Scrum Master
Being on the "Program" or "Portfolio" team in the SaFE Agile Methodology
Strong understanding of software development life cycle and basic data concepts such as ETL, SQL, etc.
Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
Experience in applying Scrum patterns and techniques (like Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
Master of JIRA, Confluence etc.
Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Experience working within a Data Lake, BI, or Data Analytics organization
Experience working in a structured Agile environment, e.g SaFE
Previous experience at a fortune 500 company
Second or Third level Scrum Master certification (PSM II, PSM III, CSP, CTC)