Scrum Master II-RISK Agile Release Train

  • M&T Tech,
  • Buffalo, NY 14201
  • 2 hours ago
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M&T Tech
Full Time

Job Description

This role offers a hybrid work schedule; offering the flexibility to work remotely two days a week, while providing the opportunity for in-person collaboration.


Provides servant-leadership and mentorship to multiple cross-functional agile teams through effective application of Agile principles and frameworks including Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming (XP). Strengthens understanding of effective theories and techniques to support continuous improvement. Educates and coaches teams to create an environment that fosters self-organization, cross-functionality, collaboration, conflict resolution, transparency and continuous improvement. Visualizes, communicates and radiates team information to keep their work and impediments visible to stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities :
  • Utilize a broad knowledge base of agile practices including user stories, retrospectives, story mapping, Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), continuous integration, pairing, information radiators, etc., to help create high performing teams.
  • Encourage a continuous improvement culture for individuals within the agile teams, constantly discovering better ways of working, through transparency, collaboration, and retrospectives.
  • Curate team-level coaching content used to guide teams regarding agile practices.
  • Facilitate meetings with the teams for purposes of idea generation, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, retrospectives, problem-solving and alignment.
  • Help the teams gain transparency into their workflow through appropriate use of information radiators.
  • Address blocking issues that are beyond the teams' authority, or require support from other teams, so the teams remain focused on achieving their goals.
  • Work with other Agile Leaders to increase the effectiveness of the application of Agile within the organization.
  • Provide mentorship to less experienced Scrum Masters.
  • Seek and host a variety of individual and team learning opportunities, such as communities of practice, conferences, meetups, reading and classroom training.
  • Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Design, implement, maintain and enhance internal controls to mitigate risk on an ongoing basis. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities:

While not having direct management responsibility, the position manages activities through influence, accountability and ownership, functioning in an agile environment.

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years' experience as a member of an agile team, including a minimum of 2 years' Scrum Master experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 8 years' higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 4 years' experience as a member of an agile team, including a minimum of 2 years' Scrum Master experience

Education and Experience Preferred:

Depth of knowledge in at least two technology team roles (project manager, user experience, business analyst, developer, testing, deployment)

Prior experience fostering team self-organization and continuous improvement

Knowledge of Agile and Lean principles and practices

Experience developing/managing digital capabilities

Understanding of Design Thinking principles

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Prior experience leading through influence



Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Company Information

At M&T Tech, we’re a team of makers, doers and builders, working to create the most advanced technology solutions in banking. We’re not your stereotypical suit-and-tie-bankers, we’re an innovative team of leading tech experts, pushing boundaries and taking risks. We’re building an agile team of the best and brightest, working to solve complex problems, creating solutions, writing code, and charting our path, all in an effort to make the lives of our customers, and the communities that we serve, better. 

For more than 165 years, M&T Bank has been providing our customers with guidance and financial solutions, leading our communities through challenges and growth opportunities, and empowering our employees to build purpose-driven careers.

Dice Id : 10229629A
Position Id : R38529
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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