Role Summary:In this role, you will be working closely with software development scrum teams to help guide them in Agile/Scrum practices. The Scrum Master does everything possible as a servant-leader to help the team perform at its highest level. This involves removing any impediments to progress, facilitating meetings, training in advanced concepts, and working with the product owner to make sure the product backlog is in good shape and ready for the next sprint.
Coach teams on Agile and Scrum practices to improve software delivery
Remove obstacles that are impeding the team's progress
Assessing the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity
Schedule and facilitate Scrum ceremonies
Help the development team reach consensus on what can be achieved during a specific time period
Protect the development team from outside distractions
Work with product owners and product managers to make sure the team is working on the right priorities
Keep up to date with the latest in agile/scrum practices, including scaling, and bring that information to the team to be implemented
Reporting out team metrics to leadership and stakeholders
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electric Engineering, or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Must be Scrum certified and experience as a Scrum Master for at least (2) years for a software development team
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.
Must be willing to work out of an office located in Redmond, WA.
Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques in the Scrum approach (example: numerous burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
Strong communication skills
Strong coaching abilities
Strong conflict resolution skills
Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for at least (5) years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
Awareness and experience with a wide variety of Agile practices: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games, etc.
Understanding/experience of the Power industry
Knowledge of Scaled Agile frameworks
Experience working with multiple teams simultaneously
Driven by a clear focus on the Manifesto and the Principles
Experience recognizing and dealing with antipatterns
Comfortable with challenging the status quo to deliver business value outcomes over just managing output
Familiarity with Microservices and modern software architectures
Understands what it means to have an empowered team and has experience coaching towards that
Expert at creating backlogs including writing, prioritizing, estimating, and sizing user-centered stories
Story mapping experience
Experience with Release Planning
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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).Additional Locations:United States;Washington;Redmond;
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