Federal Reserve Bank Senior Scrum Master in St. Louis, Missouri
The St Louis Fed is one of 12 Reserve Banks serving all or parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The St. Louis Fed’s most critical functions include: promoting stable prices and economic growth, fostering a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury's financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit. * * Overview
The Treasury Division is seeking aSenior Scrum Master. The Senior Scrum Master will be a servant leader for 2 agile teams currently operating within one of the agile frameworks. The Senior Scrum Master will guide teams to deliver business value through effective agile work systems and practices; and, will use quantitative metrics and qualitative insights to discover and highlight for the team cause for celebration and opportunities for continuous improvement. * * Responsibilities * Serve as Team Facilitator for all applicable ceremonies within the team’s working process (Preparing, facilitating, post processing) * Train, mentor, and coach the entire team around the Agile Principles and find the process that is most effective for them to deliver business value * Creates a team charter with the team and holds the team accountable to the process they create, helps the team perform at their highest level and ensures the team has all of the skills needed in order to deliver business value – works with leaders to find those skills * Ensures team is dedicated to continuous improvement at regular intervals by conducting retrospectives for them; including mediating team conflicts, fostering self-organization and helping the team create information radiators * Removes impediments hindering the team’s progress, promoting Psychological Safety and exposing anti-patterns the team is displaying * Ensures a healthy, collaborative relationship between the product owner and the team; including fostering a culture of experimentation across the team and protecting the team from outside distractions and interruptions * Mentors other Scrum Masters and coaches leaders that are involved directly with the team * Works with the ACI on special projects outside of the teams * Creates and facilitates the growth of Communities of Practice * Collaborates with other Scrum Masters to increase effectiveness of the application of Scrum and/or other frameworks
Qualifications * Bachelor’s degree with a major or specialized courses in Technology or Business or commensurate experience * 10 years’ experience in a technology organization inclusive of 5 years’ experience as a Scrum Master on an agile team * Expert knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment of others, and transparency. * Expert on the Agile Principles and the Agile Manifesto and adept at knowledge transfer of these constructs * Proficient with identifying risks and facilitating team efforts to mitigate impact. * Expert ability for using the well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (e.g., burndown techniques, retrospective formats, handling defects and other emergent work, etc.) * Possess an advanced understanding of other frameworks beyond Scrum (Kanban, XP, etc.) * Possess high emotional intelligence and a growth mindset * Experience using agile tools such as Jira, Rally or AgileCraft * The following are preferred: o Certified Scrum Master – or obtain within the first 3 months o Certified in Agile Team Facilitation – or obtain within the first 6 months. o Certified in Coaching Agile Teams – or obtain within the first 6 months * Travel (5%) * Position requires US Citizen Benefits
Our organization offersbenefitsthat are the best fit for you at every stage of your career: * Pension plan, 401K, Comprehensive Insurance Plans, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Onsite Wellness & Fitness Center, Backup Dependent Care (Child & Adult),and more Ranked as a Top Workplace, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees’ diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Embracing our diversity encourages employees to bring their valued perspectives to the table when generating ideas and solving problems, and promotes an environment where innovation and excellence grow. Learn moreaboutthe Bank and its culture; check out ourCareers Site.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Organization: *Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Title: Senior Scrum Master
Location: MO-St. Louis
Requisition ID: 265216