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Agile Scrum Master in Durham, NC at Veritude

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job Description

Veritude is seeking an Agile Scrum Master at Fidelity Investments. This position is located in Durham, NC

The Scrum Master is a member of an Agile Scrum team whose primary responsibility is to ensure that the self-organizing, self-managing team understands and adheres to Scrum principles, practices and rules.  The Scrum Master also coordinates interactions across different teams to maximize the value to the overall team.

 The Expertise You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree (or foreign education equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field and four or more (4+) years of experience in the job offered or four or more (4+) years of experience managing complex software development projects (preferably in brokerage or stock plan services systems) and application development plus two or more years (2+) working within an Agile delivery model.

  • Or, alternatively, Master’s degree (or foreign education equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field and three or more (3+) years of experience in the job offered or four or more (3+) years of experience managing complex software development projects (preferably in brokerage or stock plan services systems and application development) plus two or more years (2+) working within an Agile delivery model.

  • Certified Scrum Master preferred but not required

The Skills You Bring

Demonstrated Expertise (“DE”) in the following: 

  • You define scope, develop, and lead an interactive team
  • You communicate to diverse audiences and levels across an organization (written and verbal)
  • You analyze and solve problems
  • You negotiate and partner with other individuals and on behalf of a team
  • You coach the team, gather feedback, identify and implement improvements, and support Scrum and technical best practices

Additionally, your background in the following will be highly valued:

  • Your strong technical experience in mainframe or distributed platforms
  • Your ability to combine functional, technical, and project management expertise
  • Your flexible attitude that enables the individual to deal comfortably with changing priorities

The Value You Deliver  

The Scrum Master embraces the servant-leader role to lead ceremonies and remove blockers for the team.  Partnership with other Agile teams and system/business partners is critical to the success of this role as we work with various members of the organization to schedule, test and launch each deliverable. Ability to handle multiple initiatives simultaneously and possess strong organizational skills will be required to meet the expectations of this initiative.

Tasks include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Facilitate Agile Scrum ceremonies like stand-ups, sprint planning, release planning, backlog refinement, and retrospective
  • Plan and coordinate schedules and resolve dependencies with other scum masters and teams
  • Manage and adhere to financial guidelines including project budgets, billing, etc.
  • Build relationships across business and technical partners and articulate business and technical information to diverse audiences
  • Plan and define team goals and objectives
  • Track team performance metrics

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences.  For information about working at Fidelity, visit Fidelitycareers.com

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

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