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Scrum Master

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Scrum Master

Chennai, India


 

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.   

 

At Blackboard, we believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices, but who we are as a company.



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

 

This role focuses on Blackboard Learn, a product in which we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators. Blackboard Learn allows learners and instructors to access online educational experiences wherever and whenever they want through web and mobile devices.  Our technology helps instructors breathe life into educational content, brings efficiency to day-to-day tasks, and empowers instructors with tools to engage and assess every learner. We help motivate learners by promoting collaboration, communication, and connections with their peers and instructors. 

 

As a member of our Product Development team, you’ll work in an agile environment delivering industry-leading SaaS products and web service platforms. As Scrum Master, you will be responsible for guiding the team to be self-organizing and to use Agile/Scrum practices to realize its commitments. You will build and sustain an environment that supports the Agile Manifesto and principles. You will support the team by removing impediments and facilitating its work. You will also assist with internal and external communication by promoting transparency and information transparency. Additionally, you will be responsible for supporting Product Owners with backlog grooming. 



The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Experience serving as scrum master on 1 or 2 scrum teams exhibiting average scrum maturity 
  • Experience working with a Product Owner to understand the product roadmap priorities, and schedules, to guide the scrum teams 
  • Experience ensuring teams maintain focus on quality and continuous delivery of business value 
  • Experience helping teams anticipate impediments and recommending solutions to remove impediments 
  • Ability to utilize team feedback, and analyze and design metrics (quality, delivery rate, velocity) to identify areas where efficiency can be improved
  • Knowledge of other Agile frameworks (Kanban, XP, FDD, etc.) 
  • Light experience with Agile practices of user stories, TDD, integration, and automated testing 
  • Strong mentor and communicator 
  • General software development experience 

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Scrum Master Certification

 

The Office:

Blackboard has an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai. 

  • Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai 
  • Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop 
  • Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn  
  • Office provides lunch Tuesday – Thursday and evening snacks Monday – Friday  
  • Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park 
  • Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work 
  • ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities  

 

 

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. 

Req ID: 214

 

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