GCI Anchorage , AK 99501
The Scrum Master will be a servant leader and coach dedicated to one or more Agile Teams. This positions mission is, but not limited to;
Help educate the team to ensure LEAN-Agile process is being followed.
Remove impediments and roadblock that inhibits production and flow.
Foster high performing team dynamics
Dedicated to relentless improvement
Assist the team(s) to self organize and self manage to achieve maximum results.
Assure all dependencies and integration is properly communicated and coordinated between teams on an enterprise level.
Essential Duties of a Scrum Master:
Demonstrates and promotes LEAN Agile Leadership.
Reinforces team rules.
Facilitate and Lead team meetings, Daily Stand-ups, Scrum of Scrum, Planning sessions, Retrospectives, etc.
Focuses on developing and improving team dynamics including but not limited to; conflict resolution, growth and development plans, personnel changes, etc.
Strong ability to build high performing teams.
Guides the team on how to get the most out of self organization.
Supports the Product/Business Owner in efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy dynamic of priorities and scope.
Participates in the Scrum of Scrum meetings. Openly communicates results and actions back to the team.
Coordinates inter-team cooperation; will work with Waterfall Project and Program Managers with dependencies.
Supports and facilitates the teams estimating practices to assure optimal productivity.
Takes an active role in grooming and prioritizing the backlog and facilitates movement of items through workflow (e.g. Kanban Board).
Communicates with Leadership and stakeholders on a regular basis, while protecting the team against uncontrolled expansion of work.
Leads team efforts in relentless improvement and retrospective initiatives with a focus on quality, predictability, flow, and velocity.
Coaches team in problem solving techniques and helps team become better problem solvers.
Responsible to facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Deep understanding of Agile processes
Working knowledge of Devop, Continuous Integration and Delivery, SCRUM, Kanban, XP, SAFe.
Experience as a Product Owner is a plus
Knowledge of Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing.
Experience using Agile Tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Portfolio, Trello
Experience supporting or leading transition from Waterfall to Scrum is a plus
Demonstrated leadership in process improvement and innovation
Adheres to standards and procedures.
Ability to perform sedentary work. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
Working Conditions: Work is performed at GCI Headquarters during a 40-hour workweek. The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.
A minimum of five (5) plus years' experience required in which to include:
Three years of intensive and progressive experience working as part of a Scrum team. (as Scrum Master, Product Owner, Team Member, or a combination thereof)
Minimum of two (2) years of experience serving in the role of Scrum Master or relevant experience.
High School diploma or equivalent is required.
Bachelors Degree in IT, MIS, Computer Programming, or related field required. Or a combination of relevant education and/or work experience sufficient to perform the duties may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
Certifications: Certified Scrum Master required (SAFE Certifcation is a major plus). Additional industry specific certifications are highly valued and can contribute toward education. Applications, Programming, and Software certifications desirable. Project Management Institute Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or Agile Certified Professional (ACP), IC Agile, LEAN Six Sigma is highly desirable.
Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to drive as occasional use of personal vehicle for transportation between various GCI facilities within the Anchorage area may be required.
EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.