Scrum Master (Agile)

SDLC, Scrum Master, Agile
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Who We Are:

NagraStar is a joint venture between Dish Network Corporation (formerly EchoStar Communications Corporation) and Kudelski SA. NagraStar's focus is delivering security solutions for satellite-based television systems, as well as supporting those systems. The company currently has 82 employees and is located onsite with Dish.

NagraStar was formed to support Dish s satellite broadcast operations through the sale, maintenance, support, and development of digital television management systems and data encryption technology (known as conditional access and referred to as the conditional access system, or CAS). The three main technologies NagraStar provides to its customers are microchips, set-top box software, and Uplink computer systems. Conditional access technology is used to manage subscriber rights and secure television streams so that only those who are authorized can receive corresponding programming. Microchips, placed on credit-card-sized access cards (known as smart cards) or in smart chip ball grid array (BGA) packaging, are used in set-top boxes to control access to authorized programming content.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Scrum Master to execute Scrum methodologies for two software engineering teams. The Scrum Master will guide the teams in the Agile methodology, create and support team rules, facilitate team's progress toward goals, remove blockers, promote Agile quality practices and build a high performing team.

The Scrum Master will foster a safe and trusted environment for the team members so that efficient discussions and meetings may be conducted. The SM will lead all standard Agile sessions to encourage collaboration, transparency, and innovation. The ceremonies led by the SM comprise the team daily scrum, scrum of scrum, sprint planning, user demos and retros.

The Scrum Master will gather performance and quality metrics related to the teams work. The goal of gathering metrics being to improve team s predictability and enabling shifts in methodology to become more efficient.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and ensure that Agile ceremonies are properly run.
  • Stay up to date on the Agile methodology evolution in order to coach and mentor coworkers and stakeholders on agile related topics.
  • Identify and remove any impediments/distractions that interfere with the team s ability to deliver against their commitments.
  • Support and empower the team to make appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition.
  • Empower the team to self-organize around achieving their commitments.
  • Guide teams on use of appropriate tools, standards and best practices.
    • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practices where appropriate.
  • Shield the team from excessive workload
  • Gather teams metrics to support smooth PI Planning and execution.
  • Qualifications: Required

    • Has worked in an Agile team as a scrum master (2-3+ years)
    • Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining information technology software products (1-2 years)
    • Working knowledge of the software life cycle and engineering concepts.
    • Ability to build strong relationships and establish solid collaboration with stakeholders and peers.
    • Ability to articulate ideas / issues / dates to peers and management in a clear and concise manner.
    • Capable of working with multi-national and multi-generational teams around the world.
    • Broad knowledge of software engineering concepts.

    Qualifications: nice to have

    • Knowledge in VMware / docker /Kubernetes will be useful but not essential
    • Knowledge CI/CD would be useful but not essential
    • Experience with Jira, especially the Agile plugins
    Dice Id : RTL71940
    Position Id : 11175
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