Job Description

Job Description:

At Bloomin’ Brands, we are innovating and expanding our cloud footprint across various portfolios that incorporate different development teams. Scrum is an essential component of our effort to self-organize, collaborate and deliver high-quality solutions to our stakeholders.

We are seeking a full-time, experienced Certified Scrum Master that will work with our development teams to oversee and guide them using Scrum principles. In this role, you will leverage your thorough understanding of Scrum principles and Agile practices along with your outstanding ability to effectively manage and mentor development teams to provide overall direction, coordination and coaching while proactively eliminating impediments and facilitating team delivery of sprint goals. Ideally, this thought leader will understand Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and the Agile Release Train. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitates getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Builds a trusting and safe environment where issues can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on collaboration and problem solving 
  • Models desired team behaviors
  • Safeguards the agile process and protects the team from external influences
  • Helps team celebrate team successes and accomplishments
  • Drives team alignment, collaboration, self-organization, continuous improvement and effective agile process adoption based on the accepted and published agile practices at BBI
  • Fosters collaboration across teams
  • Senses tensions and looks for ways to address those tensions for healthy team discussions 
  • Conflict Management - mediate through team conflicts and disruptions
  • Coaches the team to higher levels of maturity
  • Protects the team from external noise and interruptions
  • Ability to influence others without explicit authority
  • Accountable for removing impediments that prevent the team from delivering on sprint goals
  • Strong facilitator - facilitates meetings including Daily Scrums, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective
  • Assist Product Owner with Product Backlog Refinement and Release Planning  
  • Provide guidance to Product Owner on creating product roadmaps, story mapping and story refinement
  • Review project schedules with functional project managers; communicate overall status to Project and Program Managers and other stakeholders
  • Help team increase transparency of work in progress
  • Help team prepare for reviewing complete work product
  • Help team create and maintain information radiators like Burn Downs and Task Boards
  • Work with team to mitigate project risks; raises impediments to leadership that are outside of the team’s control
  • Facilitate some executive level meetings
  • Work with leadership to help improve processes in their areas
  • Work across teams to ensure coordination of activities
  • Help coordinate with other teams by participating in Scrum of Scrums or other coordination activities
  • Provide individual feedback to team members to help improve collaboration skills; request feedback from the team to improve personal skills

Desired Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
  • 5 years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • Experience leading multiple cross-functional teams as a Scrum Master
  • Recent experience working with and coordinating multiple remote teams including offshore
  • Solid understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Proven experience working in fast-paced, complex environment managing multiple stakeholders
  • Positive attitude managing multiple priorities, projects and tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Business Systems Analyst experience preferred
  • Experience with user story writing, estimation and Agile techniques
  • Ability to identify and manage impediments
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact, manage and influence key stakeholders including Executive team
  • Demonstrated experience using Azure DevOps tools to manage various team projects

Other Desired Skills / Certifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification required
  • Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (A-CSM) preferred
  • Certified SAFe Agilist (SA) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) very desirable

Application Instructions

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