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Scrum Master

Community: Technology
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: May 25, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Scrum Master

Brno, Czech Republic

 

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Scrum Master to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.   

 

For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com. 


As Scrum Master, you will serve as the servant leader for your team(s) by ensuring clear communication and helping the team reach its goal. You will coach the team on the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/etc.) focused on predictable, quality delivery, and driving continuous improvement of the team. You’ll facilitate team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team’s goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team.
 
Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as Scrum Master for two or more Scrum teams of moderate complexity
  • Assessing Agile maturity within immediate Scrum teams
  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies and providing coaching to further improve Agile maturity of teams via daily Scrum, retrospectives, sprint planning, and demonstrations
  • Ensuring team maintains focus on quality and continuous delivery of business value
  • Helping team proactively identify impediments and recommending solutions to remove impediments
  • Representing team in daily or Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting and clearly communicating team accomplishments, impediments, and dependencies as part of an Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Coaching the team(s) through SAFe ceremonies like Program Increment (PI) planning and Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Acting as an influencer by implementing Agile processes, practices, principles, and values; helping team and organization to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • Demonstrating the ability to balance data with other factors when making decisions
  • Utilizing team feedback, analyzing data, and reporting on team factors such as quality, delivery rate, throughput, productivity, and velocity
  • Demonstrating ability to identify process inefficiencies and facilitate discussions for a solution

 
The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
  • 2+ years of Agile or other related experience
  • Familiarity with Agile and enthusiasm about Agile practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to pay accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with the Scrum team and stakeholders
  • Comfortable working with multiple teams, both in-house and remote

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Scrum Alliance CSM or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional
  • SAFe 5 Agilist or SAFe 5 Practitioner or other SAFe certifications

 
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible). 

 

The Office:

Blackboard has an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno. 

  • Great office location in city center near Luzanky 
  • Accessible by public transportation as well as bike, with bike stands and showers in the office 
  • Cozy personal office spaces where you can shut your door to really focus or leave it open to interact with others 
  • Flexible work hours with no expectations of overtime 
  • Great benefits including health & life insurance and English lessons 
  • Countless walkable places to eat


 
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
 
Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

 

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