21 days old

Scrum Master III

Framingham, MA 01701

**Meet the Team:**

At Staples our Digital Solutions team is more than a traditional IT organization. We are a team of passionate, collaborative, Agile, inventive, customer-centric, results-oriented problem solvers. We are intellectually curious, love advancements in technology and seek to adapt technologies to drive Staples forward. We anticipate the needs of our customers and business partners, and deliver reliable, customer-centric technology services. If you want to be on the front lines, driving one of the greatest technology transformations of the 21st Century, you should join our team!

Our mission is to win market leadership as the online destination for workplace transactional and solution purchasing. To do so, we will deliver a world-class, high quality customer experience that engages with relevant content and offers, delights with own brands, and delivers workplace solutions.

**Your Role:**

As a Scrum Master you will be the servant leader on an Agile team. Scrum Masters are the catalyst to a teams ability to self-organize and continuously improve, using techniques appropriate to the team(s) they are working with, which include transparency, inspection and adaption. The Scrum Master protects the team from distractions and removes impediments to the teams success.

**What Youll Do:**

+ Enable Scrum or Kanban as a software development framework for IT delivery teams

+ Facilitate all scrum events and ceremonies including sprint planning, grooming, retrospective and daily stand-ups

+ Manage and direct the team Jira board

+ Provide clear, concise and effective reporting and communication

+ Partner with the Product Owner to ensure the Backlog is well groomed and ready for the team

+ Coach the team to improve and to work as a self-organizing team

+ Protect the team from distractions and unplanned work

+ Remove impediments to the teams success

+ Manage dependencies and coordinate between scrum teams where necessary

+ Communicate team progress by ensuring team goals are met and metrics are updated daily

+ Works cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution

+ Coach, train and mentor the team to increase effectiveness and efficiency through continuous improvement

+ Assist in the adoption and maturing of agile practices

+ Create metrics to provide teams and the organization with relevant feedback

+ Coach and mentors junior Scrum Masters and supports new Agile Teams

+ Establish strong relationships with other Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Coaches and Business Partners

**Who You Are:**

You are an innovative problem solver who is passionate about using technology to drive the business. You have a solid understanding of how Agile works at scale and a quality first mindset.


**The Skills You Bring:**

+ Bachelors degree with 5+ years of 5+ years demonstrated technology experience in project delivery, with 2 years applying Agile approaches

+ Proven track record of delivering IT projects in a fast paced, large, complex, matrix environment

+ Demonstrated experience with Agile Project Management tools, specifically Jira

+ Working knowledge of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

+ Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Scrum Master, Scrum Professional, Kanban, or SAFe certifications

+ Ability to utilize agile methods in a flexible manner, that can adapt to the specific needs of the organization, including hard deadlines and dates

+ Able to experiment with processes and tools that encourage continuous improvement

+ Experience identifying, implementing and operating using metrics that help measure progress and guide change

+ Superb relationship management skills: Strong knowledge of process improvement methodologies

+ Knowledge of software development life cycles

+ Exceptional negotiation skills

+ Advanced understanding of resource allocation

+ Experience coordinating team work flow in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

+ Proficiency at numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs)

_Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our_ _perks and benefits_ _!_

_Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law._


Posted: 2020-06-23 Expires: 2020-07-23

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