Legg Mason

  • Scrum Master

    Job Locations US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Req. #
    2018-3004
    Division
    Financial Guard
    Position Type
    Regular
  • Position Overview

    Financial Guard, part of Legg Mason's alternative distribution strategies business, which focuses on combining technology with Legg Mason's investment affiliates' capabilities to better serve clients, is seeking a talented Scrum Master to join our team in our Salt Lake City, Utah office! We are looking for someone to coordinate and facilitate scrum ceremonies with one, or at most two, development teams. You will need to identify and coordinate dependences between the product road map and the delivery pipeline. We want you to champion and cultivate a collaborative, high performing environment by displaying agile value and principles. In addition, you will need to build team cohesion, and foster open and honest team communication!

    If you love agile methodology and frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc. please apply!

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate geographically distributed Scrum Team(s) for better creativity and improve efficiency of the development team.
    • Manage the scrum process with the coordination of the scrum team in Agile methodology.
    • Remove any impediments for the Scrum Team.
    • Nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring. Guide teams through the Forming, Norming, Storming and Performing stages to reach and maintain High Performing status. Encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes
    • Arrange daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process
    • Support Product Owner to plan product backlogs and have them ready for the next sprint
    • Responsible for retrospective meetings
    • Organize and facilitate the Sprint planning meeting
    • Act as safeguard for the team. Resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation
    • Guide Product Owner in developing, maintaining and grooming Product Backlog
    • Remove impediments/blockers to keep teams highly productive
    • Identify and manage dependencies with other internal or external teams
    • Provide metrics and status to senior management and accurately represent status of the Scrum Team(s)
    • Facilitate Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Stakeholder Demos and Sprint Retrospectives

    Qualifications:

    Qualifications:

    • At least 2 years’ experience in a full time Scrum master role working with one team or more.
    • At least 2 years’ experience working with Agile Project Management tools such as Jira, Trello, Confluence, etc..
    • At least 2 years’ experience working on web and eCommerce applications, analytical or business intelligence systems.
    • Knowledge of software development processes and procedures, including iterative and incremental development
    • Experience generating Agile metrics and artifacts such as:  burndown charts, point velocity, sprint plans, Improvement backlogs, product backlog management
    • Experience facilitating and utilizing Agile practices, such as:  Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing etc…

    Preferred:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Financial Planning, Information Technology or a related field
    • At least 5 years’ experience performing business and system requirements analysis.
    • At least 5 years’ experience  with development methodologies such as  Rapid Application Development, Agile or other methodology
    • At least 5 years working for a management consulting company, professional services firm or financial services company (specifically asset management)

    Company Overview

    FINANCIAL GUARD WAS BUILT BY SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE BUILDING TEAMS AND BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY. FROM THE OUTSET, THEIR OBJECTIVE WAS TO "DEMOCRATIZE" INVESTMENT ADVICE AND HELP THE UNDERSERVED. 

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