Senior Scrum Master
At adidas, our love for sport drives who we are and what we do. But just as a ball is more than leather and thread, and a show more than padding and plastic, we are bigger than our products.
We don't just work to create faster shoes and lighter fabrics. We strive to help athletes everywhere perform their best.
We believe that it's hard work inventing the future of sport, and that's why we love it; that when you push your limits, you make it possible for others to push theirs.
We believe that through Sport, we have the power to change lives.
To change lives, we have to create direct relationships with consumers and the best way to accelerate building direct relationships is through Digital.
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
As the Senior Scrum Master, you will train, facilitate and coordinate teams on the agile mindset and agile / lean frameworks and methods, including Scrum and Kanban.
Drive and foster collaboration and transparency between Product Owner, development teams and management to support high performance.
Support the Product Owner to maintain product backlog, release plan and support increased productivity by facilitating meetings and removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team'
s sprint goals. Preserve flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes.
The Senior Scrum Master will, with the Delivery Leads, guide and coach the organization on Agile delivery and scrum practices by evangelizing standards and best practices for adidas.
What we are looking for :
Strong team facilitation skills
Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization
Ability to explain and defend a view point and persuade others to a defined position
Ability to prioritize work objectives and goals
Experienced in coordinating the work of multiple scrum teams
Coaching and mentoring skills; focus on empathy and engagement
Conflict resolution skills and proven track record of working with multi-diverse teams
Key responsibilities :
Act as an example in the role of a servant leader.
Exhibiting Lean-Agile leadership and helping team members embrace agile values, adopting and applying agile Principles, and implementing agile practices.
Identify dysfunctions within the team and help resolve the same either by the team or by bringing it to the notification of leadership at the right time.
Facilitates agile / team meetings, e.g. sprint kick-off, DSM, retrospective.
Actively works with engineers and the Product Owner to negotiate and split work into smaller chunks
Maintains situational awareness of ongoing and scheduled work
Removes roadblocks, allowing the team to move forward
Owns the team velocity measures and release forecasting
Works with the Product Owner to continuously refine scheduling and estimation for the product roadmap and backlog
Able to conduct a training or workshop on related topics (e.g. how to write good user stories, how to write acceptance criteria)
Provides clear metrics (flow framework, velocity, burn-down, etc.) for both internal (scrum team) and external stakeholders
Actively works to improve team performance with metrics and continuous process improvement based on team retrospectives
Support the Delivery Lead with inter-team dependencies and communicate timely readiness well in advance.
Required knowledge :
3-5 years work experience as a dedicated Scrum Master in at least two different companies or assignments
Knowledge of Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
Knowledge of software development practices and procedures
Scrum Master certificate or similar experience
Proficiency in Jira, Confluence and Microsoft Teams
Expertise in enterprise Agile frameworks such as Scaled Agile Framework (nice to have)
What we offer :
Build a high performing team (75% internal) from scratch
Open environment to learn new technologies
You will be part of a highly engaged, multinational with international career opportunities
Individual development, training and a tech community
Sport friendly environment, great work-life balance and flexibility
Competitive salary, benefits and valuable discounts on adidas & Reebok products
To be the best sports company in the world, you need the best talents within your teams.
If you are looking for growing professionally within adidas, we are happy to receive your application.