Dell Scrum Master_181042BR in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Scrum Master_181042BR

Job ID R11458

Date posted 10/10/2017

Location Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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The Scum Master's chief objective is to ensure that the team produces superior software that provides tangible value to our customers. He or she must be able to lead and direct at least two scrum teams in an agile environment. Leadership, organizational, project management skills and motivational abilities are essential. The Scrum Master will work with the teams to reach their highest potential while promoting self-management.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates project meetings, communicates status, readiness, business issues, technical issues, resource requirements and their resolution across functional organizations and management.

  • Facilitates and organizes daily stand-up meetings, iteration sizing and planning, retrospectives, and demonstrations.

  • Collaborates with Product Owners, and Engineering leads to plan releases by fostering continued backlog grooming.

  • Tracks teams velocity and enables the team to plan accordingly.

  • Ensures the delivery teams are practicing agile methodology and software engineering best practices.

  • Identifies and removes any impediments or obstacles that prevents the delivery team from attaining sprint goals.

  • Reports schedule progress, team status and issues to external stake-holders.

  • Mentors and educates scrum team members in the practical benefits of agile processes.

  • Cultivates a team that recognizes the value of agile development and uses that recognition to improve.

  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement, creativity, and innovation.

  • Aids the Scrum team with determining suitable commitments for stories, defects, and tasks.

  • Coordinates and schedules the execution of deliverables across multiple teams.

  • Protects time allocated to the Scrum team to explore innovative solutions to business and technical problems.

Business Acumen

  • Uses understanding of how the business works to make decisions.

  • Draws accurate conclusions from technical, financial and other quantitative information.

  • Communication- Conveys messages effectively using all methods.

  • Driving chang-Anticipates the need for change in the business and acts as champion to drive it throughout the organization.

  • Intellectual Agility- demonstrate the ability to quickly plan, do, measure and adjust without being encumbered by non-valued detail.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Certified Scrum Master and 4+ years of Scrum Master experience within a Software Engineering organization


Dell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell encourages applicants of all ages.

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