Bank of the West Sr Scrum Master in Tempe, Arizona
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
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