Job Description: and Expectations: • Applies Agile principles and metrics to guide team(s) to consistently deliver high quality, functioning products • Understands the vision and scope of the work and facilitates the team s alignment to both • Guides the delivery of product value iteratively and incrementally • Creates an environment where the scrum team has the context and freedom to make the best decisions to maximize value for the organization • Collaborates well with all members of the immediate scrum team and extended project team • Coaches team(s) towards self-organization and continuous improvement • Uses retrospectives as a tool to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and tracks the impacts of continuous improvement efforts • Optimizes team performance across all roles within their team(s) • Milestone Management • Establishes and executes bi-weekly iteration ceremonies to maintain focus on milestone deliverables • Maintains visibility to and focus on project priorities; uses this to facilitate iteration planning, slice planning, story mapping. • Uses project and iteration metrics to measure iteration effectiveness and provides visibility to stakeholders • Leverages iteration metrics to influence team direction and deliver on iteration targets • Escalates risks and issues to stakeholders and leadership in timely manner • Ensures the creation and maintenance of complete backlog of work through collaboration with the Product Manager, Technical Manager, Solution Architect, Domain Lead, and Delivery LeadEnsures that the Product Manager/Solution Architect/Technical Lead capture well-defined stories including WHO/WHAT/WHY, acceptance criteria and appropriate sizes • Ensures stories are tasked at the appropriate level of technical detail • Consistently monitors the story backlog in Jira to maintain the data • integrity required to produce and use iteration metrics • Process and Procedure Management • Familiarity with all GapTech iteration management practices and principles • Ensures iteration process consistency within a domain and, where possible, across domains • Identifies opportunities for domain level changes to iteration management, drives updates to domain practices, procedures, tools, and policies • Assists in providing effective and consistent onboarding of other Scrum Masters • Ability to coach on existing GapTech processes and to adjust processes when the situation warrants • Procedural understanding of how code or infrastructure changes flow through the pre-production environments and are delivered to production • Technical Integration Coordination • Understands technical challenges faced by the team(s) and escalates to the appropriate other project leads • Support the Technical Manager and/or Solution Architect in guiding the team through Agile software development practices (TDD, BDD, Test Automation, CI, Pair Programming, Refactoring, etc) • Maintains visibility of components being released to production and any coordinating required with external teams (GapTech Release Management, Review Board, etc.)Qualifications: • A Bachelor s degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Information Systems, or equivalent degree or work experience. • 5+ years of professional experience; 3+ years relevant experience • In depth knowledge of Agile methodology • Broad and deep working knowledge of brand business and/or functional domain, business process and operations areas • Deep and detailed understanding of process and team responsibilities associated with code development and implementations and/or infrastructure designs and implementations. • Able to builds partnerships, working collaboratively with a variety of skills and levels • Strong problem solving and analytical skills • Drives for business outcomes and results • Excellent verbal, written communications and facilitation skills and the ability to work well with business and technical teams. • Team player in a highly matrixed environment • Adaptable to changing requirements and direction • Fluent in using Microsoft Excel for light data analysis, e. g. pivot tables, filtering, formulas.