Overview

Primary Location: 3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number:

Job Summary:

The Senior 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 Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments, providing guidance, and supporting Agile teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

Backlog 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

Agile 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

Delivery 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

Advice and Guidance

  • Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile 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 sustainability
  • Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements
  • Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • Working experience related industry
  • 5+ years of working experience as a dedicated Scrum Master
  • Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional
  • 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

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.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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