Lead Scrum Master

Grapevine, Texas
Jun 14, 2019
Project Management
Metro Area
Full Time

The Job:

The Lead
Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth
of one or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving
practices and guiding them to more predictable delivery.  The Lead Scrum Master plays a role in
facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments,
providing guidance, and supporting up to 4 Agile teams. The lead will also help
mentor team Scrum Master’s.


Your role:


Management Practices

  • Works
    with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog
    management and prioritization practices

  • Facilitates
    the execution and improvement of backlog refinement

  • Prepares
    for and facilitates release planning with teams

  • Assists
    in dependency management and cross team coordination

    Ceremony Facilitation

  • Facilitates
    continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams

  • Facilitates
    ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management

  • Teaches
    new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process

  • Influences
    the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development
    of healthy Agile practices

  • Mentors
    Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement

    Team Support

  • Removes
    impediments to the team’s ability to perform

  • Acts
    as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions

  • Assists
    in the coordination of operational issue resolution

  • Facilitates
    team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team and encourages healthy
    team dynamics.

  • Fosters
    team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization

  • Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to
    solve its own problems

    and Guidance

  • Introduces
    and encourages team to explore healthy Agile (XP) development practices, focus
    on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and
    continuous delivery

  • Teaches
    and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for
    customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product

  • Helps
    the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team

  • Promotes
    transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

      Ability to:
  • Continuously
    seek to improve solution development processes and/or develops new approaches
    to achieving improvement consistent across the organization.

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of
    specific specialisms, and provides expert advice regarding their
  • Supervise
    specialist consultancy.

  • Enable stakeholder engagement/
    communications plans, including, for example; handling of complaints;
    problems and issues; managing resolutions; corrective actions and lessons
    learned; collection and dissemination of relevant information.
  • Use feedback from customers and
    stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management.
  • Help
    develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.

  • Plan the delivery of leaning
    activities, based on learning objectives.
  • Customize formal and informal
    learning activities, incorporating relevant scenarios and case studies.
  • Design appropriate environments,
    and deliver learning activities to specialist audiences.
  • Advice/coach
    others in learning delivery techniques and options.


What We Look For:

  • Bachelor’s degree or
    related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional
    experience and education

  • Working experience
    related industry

  • At least 7-10 years
    working experience as a Senior Scrum Master

  • Working experience in
    one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum, Extreme
    Programming (XP), or Kanban

  • Working experience with
    Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe

  • Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional (Desired
    for lower level – required for higher)

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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