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Bank of the West Sr Scrum Master in San Ramon, California

Sr Scrum Master


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Manages day-to-day aspects of a Scrum team, which includes leading Scrum Events (Backlog, Planning, Review, Retrospectives, and Daily Stand Ups) and be an advocate for autonomous, self-organizing, empowered, and continuously improving teams. You will act as primary point of contact, information hub, and escalation point within an assigned function for all stakeholders including all functional departments, Clients, and Third Party Suppliers.

Essential Job Functions

  • Be the guardian of a small, low to medium complex scrum team

  • Raises impediments and remove roadblocks/distractions, resolving challenges quickly and positively

  • Facilitates small to medium team organization and ceremonies, such as sprint planning, daily standups, sprint reviews/demos, and retrospectives

  • Aligns your teams around clear goals and encourage direct, positive involvement in all aspects

  • Grows team confidence to experiment, iterate, evolve, and learn

  • Ensures full transparency with velocity, burn down/up reporting, and communicating team progress with value focused metrics

  • Collaborates with Product Owner in backlog grooming

  • Leverages your expertise to change mindsets, empower team members, and build a great team

Other Job Duties

  • Consistently improve the process / product and take and receive direct feedback on what’s working and what’s not

  • Lead and influence others, including those more senior on best practices

  • Anticipate and respond to changes in direction, priority, and sprint performance

  • Support and empower the team to make appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition


Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline

  • May have broad knowledge of Agile methodologies

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Beginning to Intermediate knowledge of agile methodology and scaled framework like scrum, Kanban, SAFe etc.

  • Beginning to Intermediate knowledge of Jira / Confluence / CA PPM (Clarity) / CA Rally or similar tools

  • Beginner to intermediate skills in Stakeholder Management, conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication

  • Beginner to intermediate planning and estimation experience in a scrum format

  • Beginner to intermediate ability to bring out the best in others and lead by example

  • Beginner to intermediate interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with diverse personality types

  • Beginner to intermediate analytical, planning and organizational skills, and a talent for managing competing demands

  • Beginner to intermediate understanding of continuous build and integration environments

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Project Management

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-Washington-Seattle, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-California-City of Industry, United States-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 058313