Job Description

Position Description

  • The selected candidate will become a Scrum Master of the Digital Core Banking-Platform Squad for Agile Projects.
  • The ideal candidate embodies the core values being client focused, lead with excellence, do the right thing, and team oriented.
  • The candidate brings knowledge of Agile principles and ceremonies, experiences in collaboration across complex organizations, removing impediments, and ensuring team progress towards their missions and deliverables.
  • In addition, the individual will be leading release management activities and responsible for coordinating efforts for the squad.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Scrum Master leading Agile teams focusing on projects for Digital Core Banking - Platform Squad.
  • Promote Agile culture, values, behaviors, and principles across business, development and testing organizations.
  • Create a collaborative team environment; partner with Agile Coach to provide constructive feedback for continuous agile improvement.
  • Develop team norms and balance workload for onshore and offshore developers, testers and Product Owners.
  • Plan and conduct Agile meetings/ceremonies (e.g., Sprint Planning, Backlog Refinement, Daily Stand Up, Test Plan and Test Case reviews, Sprint Demos, Retrospectives, etc.).
  • Review and manage backlog and in-progress items to ensure the latest work status is captured and updated as appropriate.
  • Maintain team metrics and report project statuses (e.g., velocity/burn down charts, financial status, issues/risks, etc.) on a regular basis to Product Owner and to senior stakeholders.
  • Take ownership to drive through resolutions of issues or blockers, coordinate directly with other development/product teams on inter-dependencies or through Scrum-of-Scrums ceremony.
  • Takes a lead role in overall release management, which includes end-to-end regression test coordination, ensuring SDLC artifact adherence, runbook coordination, and deployment support.
  • Oversee Production issues, partner with Product Owner on impact assessment and prioritization of production issues.

Required Skills

  • 7+ years experience of hands-on experience in a large complex banking organization or major consulting organization acting in a Scrum Master and project management capacity.
  • At least 5 years hands-on experience in Agile Scrum or Kanban methodologies.
  • Excellent relationship management, communication, teamwork, and influence skills; ability to operate at senior levels in both written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to understand and implement front-to-back solutions.
  • Ability to develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents, including identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path.
  • Experience estimating resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Ability to proactively manage change in project scope, identify potential issues, and devise contingency plans.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong familiarity with Agile project management software/tools (e.g., JIRA, etc.).
  • Proficient with MS Office applications: Excel, MS Project, Visio, Word, and PowerPoint.

Desired Skills

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • Technical background in integration, development, testing, and/or infrastructure is nice to have.

Educational Qualification:

  • Minimum BE/BTech degree in Computer Science, IT Engineering or a related field.