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GBE Scrum Master/Project Manager

Newark, CA 94560

Posted: 10/26/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Management Job Number: 500291 Country: United States Is job remote?: Yes

Job Description

GBE Scrum Master/Project Manager

As a Scrum Master, you are responsible for sprint planning, prioritizing, tracking and driving web development projects through the sprint development cycle. This position will work with technical teams to run the sprint ceremonies, design teams and stakeholders to fully define the work, as well as business stakeholders to prioritize and plan sprints and releases. You are well versed in Agile methodology and applying it to an enterprise web development environment. Strong scrum master skills and a passion to iterate and improve processes is essential for success in this role. 

  • A typical day in the position will involve conducting sprint ceremonies, organizing meetings to resolve impediments, and meeting with stakeholders to plan future work.
  • Manage the backlog: Work with numerous stakeholders to ensure their needs are accounted for and tracked. Ensure tickets are well defined and actionable.
  • Align with stakeholders to prioritize and plan sprints to reflect business priorities.
  • Escalate issues that impede the team.
  • Manage risk and deployment schedules.
  • Lead the team in estimating work, detailing requirements, and identifying dependencies.
  • Allocate project resources with discipline managers.
  • Track and communicate issue and project status. 
  • Process POs with Legal Partners and update budget and financial trackers.
  • Publishing meeting minutes and action item logs when meeting with external stakeholders.

Skills and Characteristics:
  • Deliver consistent, predictable and repeatable results.
  • Optimize processes to improve velocity over time. How have you tweaked or adjusted processes for efficiency?
  • Skills and tools:
    • Google Drive, Documents, Sheets, and Slides
    • JIRA, Trello or other issue management systems for Agile
    • Slack, Google Chat
  • Work with:
    • Technical/Development 
    • Web Experience Design
    • Business Groups
    • Audience Marketing
    • Vendors

  • Be a self-starter and independently manage projects and processes.
  • Connect the dots at a strategic level to support cross functional teams.
  • Team-player able to seamlessly partner with designers, marketing, and engineering. Have an upbeat, can-do attitude and work well with creative and technical teams.
  • Able to juggle conflicting priorities.
  • 5+ years related industry experience, with demonstrated skills/expertise in Project / Scrum Master.   Prior experience in high tech and consumer products environment with cross functional teams highly desired.
  • Prior experience managing enterprise technical web projects (e.g. AEM)   in an Agile framework using Scrum or Kanban processes and ticket management tools (e.g. JIRA, Trello) is essential.
  • Scrum training and certification is helpful, but practical experience managing true Agile teams is essential.
  • Experience creating comprehensive project timelines utilizing project management software, e.g. MS Project, Workfront, At-Task, SmartSheets, etc. 
  • Prior experience working with eCommerce Platforms (e.g. Digital River, ScaleFast) very helpful.
  • 4 Year College Degree, BA or BS from accredited university/college or equivalent job experience.
  • Scrum Master training.
Must be within a 2 hour drive from Newark, CA as you may be asked to come into the office on special occasions. 
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