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Scrum Master

Job Req: 1118
Company Entity: Blackboard Information Technology India Private Limited
Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: May 10, 2022
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Scrum Master

Chennai, India

 

 

The Opportunity: 
Recently combined with Anthology, Blackboard offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals. 

 

 

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 our company and 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 drive 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 teams maintain focus on quality and continuous delivery of business value

·          Helping teams proactively identify impediments and recommending solutions to remove impediments

·          Representing team(s) in regular Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting and clearly communicating team accomplishments, impediments, and dependencies, as part of an Agile Release Train (ART)

·          Assisting 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 like quality, delivery rate, throughput, productivity, and velocity

·          Demonstrating ability to identify process inefficiencies and facilitate discussions for solutions

 


The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • At least 2 years of Agile or related experience
  • Familiarity with Agile and enthusiasm for Agile practices
  • Strong documentation and 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
  • Experience with scaling Agile/SAFe
  • SAFe 5 Agilist or SAFe 5 Practitioner or other SAFe certifications

 

 

The Office:

We have 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  
  • Option for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

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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