Scrum Master


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Overview


Join the ArcGIS Runtime team for a fantastic opportunity to leverage and develop your existing Scrum and Agile skills. Work in a scaled environment among other enthusiastic and knowledgeable Agile practitioners. You will coach a team on Scrum best practices, facilitate effective interactions, remove impediments, and cultivate a safe environment where the team can mature. You will help to evolve, implement, and refine scaled agile concepts by collaborating within our holistic Scrum Master community.

Your efforts in these key areas will ensure that we produce effective teams who in turn are positioned to deliver cutting-edge SDKs that are used around the world to build amazing native mobile and desktop apps. If you are a passionate agile practitioner with experience in organizational change and you would like to collaborate with others to provide teams and our customers the best experience possible, this is the place to be!

Responsibilities


  • Facilitate regular Scrum ceremonies including daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives
  • Lead multiple teams with differing dynamics to accomplish project goals
  • Assess Agile maturity of teams and coach them to continually improve at a sustainable pace
  • Remove impediments teams may have by finding the right people or solutions to remove blockers
  • Facilitate cross-team and organizational dependencies to ensure decision making and conflict resolution are timely
  • Build a safe environment where problems can be raised and tackled effectively
  • Coach product owners and development teams on their roles and responsibilities within the Scrum framework
  • Support the product owner in the refinement and maintenance of the product backlog
  • Support teams in drafting and adhering to agreements for definition of ready, done, and team norms
  • Create and publish metrics to track and review team performance including burndown charts, velocity, and other sprint metrics

Requirements


  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience as a Scrum Master
  • A track record of developing highly performing Agile delivery teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the Agile software development life cycle and implementation approaches
  • Software development or technical background
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM)
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in computer science, mathematics, GIS, or equivalent experience

Recommended Qualifications


  • Knowledge of scaled Scrum approaches (SAFe, LeSS, Scrum@Scale, Nexus)
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches (XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD)
  • Experience with GitHub and ZenHub issue management tools
  • Experience with Esri ArcGIS software or other geospatial technology

About Esri


Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email humanresources@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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