Job Description: Senior Scrum Master -17-17488
Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer that provides a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise to legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance challenges in dynamic markets and regulatory environments, globally. GRC Solutions serves more than 350,000 customers in more than 150 countries, including 70% of Fortune 500 companies, 92% of the world's top banks, 90% of the Am Law 100 and more than 300,000 small businesses. The division has a global footprint, with workforce in 28 countries. Our clients include corporate legal departments, insurers, small businesses, financial services companies, brand professionals, underwriters, governments and compliance and risk professionals.
Legal Information Services (LIS) contains our expert information services businesses that serve large corporations, small businesses and law firms. This group specializes in incorporation and legal business compliance solutions and clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. This business area brings its solutions to market as CT, which serves corporations and small businesses; BizFilings and Corsearch.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
[?] Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies:
o Sprint Planning: help the team commit to a sprint goal with your product owner and break all stories and defect work into tasks with owners and estimates.
o Daily Standup: help the team report to each other on their progress every day and uncover issues that may be slowing them down. Resolve those issues immediately.
o Sprint Review: help the team review their sprint's work with each other and the business and update the product backlog with any new things learned by the team and the business over the course of the sprint.
o Team Retrospective: help the team inspect its work practices and team culture and to identify incremental improvements that will help them be more successful.
o Backlog Grooming: help the team and product owner keep the product backlog relevant and prioritized, making sure acceptance criteria are agreed upon and stories are ready for sizing. Help the team size their stories for planning and forecasting purposes.
[?] Track the team's progress (burn down, velocity, and release forecast) and present reports for project and management teams using a standard set of tools. Make visible any project risks to the team and to management.
[?] Ensure productivity by fostering team communication, empowerment, and accountability. Help the team manage and resolve conflicts.
[?] Work with other Scrum Masters to prepare for and facilitate quarterly cross-team planning sessions.
[?] Apply the agile principles of transparency, teamwork, risk management, and communication to manage key infrastructure projects that may not fall under traditional agile management processes.
[?] Interpersonal and Technical Skills:
o Servant Leader - earn the team's respect and roll up your sleeves to help the team succeed.
o Communicative and social - excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills including the ability to work with diverse stakeholders and personality types.
o Assertive - must be able to ensure agile and scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, and not afraid to be a voice of reason and authority. Willing to hold the team accountable to its vision and values.
o Situationally Aware - must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to team and to management, where appropriate. Proven problem-solver.
o Enthusiastic - must be high-energy and situationally aware. An active participant in all team activities. Passionate advocate for the agile mindset.
o Attitude of transparency - must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about the team and grow business trust.
o Creativity, initiative, and flexibility -- tempered by pragmatism, patience, and attention to detail.
Qualifications: Minimum Experience:
Education: Bachelor's degree
* 5+ years as a ScrumMaster/project lead working with dedicated agile teams using scrum or Kanban.
* 2+ year experience working with offshore teams/vendors.
* Strong understanding and experience with software and product development lifecycle.
* Proven capability of managing multiple priorities effectively and performing under tight deadlines.
* Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization (including senior management) on issues of strategy, risk, process, and ongoing operations.
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:
* Scrum Master Certification
* Experience managing 3rd party vendors and associated deliverables
* Experience managing geographically-dispersed teams/ working with offshore project teams
* Experience working with MS Project, SharePoint, and TFS/Visual Studio
* Maintain and exhibit a strong ability to work with and influence people at all levels of the organization
* Possess a proven track record of success in leading projects involving multidisciplinary teams and requiring extensive collaboration skills
ABOUT WOLTERS KLUWER
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of EU4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (495) 4771.