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Senior Scrum Master

Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
Senior Scrum Masters at Edward Jones are servant leaders that support and enable teams to stay
focused and foster an environment for relentless improvement and continuous learning. Additionally,
they help support and mentor other Scrum Masters in their role. They collaborate and work closely with
their team, product owners, product delivery managers, Release Train Engineers, and other Scrum
Masters. Senior Scrum Masters know how to coach their teams well and guide them to becoming high
performing teams and serve as model examples for Scrum Masters. They should value principles over

We are seeking an exceptionally talented Senior Scrum Master with a specific focus on the following:

  • Plan, facilitate and support all scrum events (Ceremonies): Team Agreements, Sprint, Planning, Daily Scrums, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective, identify, analyze, monitor and resolve issues and risks; identify mitigation strategies and communicate with the product team.
  • Plan and facilitate team activities for Program Increment (PI) events.
  • Plan and evolve appropriate team metrics to promote continuous improvement.
  • Think creatively to find potential solutions and examine possibilities and outcomes.
  • Follow audit and change management processes.
  • Contribute to the advancement and improvement of agile practices within the organization.
  • Collaborate, establish and maintain effective communication and relationships across areas, divisions, outside vendors, and other teams, providing timely updates.
  • Work with the scrum team, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision making and support organizational project or product teams.
  • Work with Agile coaches and other Scrum Masters to grow within the role.
  • Work daily with Product Owners and Product Delivery Managers
  • Facilitate Agile Assessments
  • Lead/Mentor
  • Facilitate and Co-Facilitate Product & Agile workshops and training sessions.
  • Serve as a model example for other Scrum Masters on being effective in this role
  • Exhibit Lean-Agile Leadership - Help the team embrace a lean-agile mindset and agile core values and principles.
  • Elevate your teams' performance by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques.
  • Provide a safe space for team which promotes continuous improvement and learning.
  • Guide and coach the scrum team on how to use agile practices and principles to deliver quality products and business value.
  • Lead vendor selection for product, monitor vendor performance in the delivery of products and services, and manage vendor interactions throughout projects.
  • Resolve impediments where less established scrum masters struggle to increase the overall effectiveness of the Portfolio or Product Capabilities within the organization
  • Mentor other Scrum Masters
  • Be a leader and an innovator within our Communities of Practice & Center of Excellence
    • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience.
    • Certified Scrum Master; SAFe preferred.
    • 5+ years of proven experience managing and delivering projects and products in an Agile/DevOps delivery approach preferred.
    • 1+ years of experience as a Scrum Master required.
    • Ability to facilitate and communicate with leaders at the Portfolio, Product and Team levels.
    • Working knowledge of agile methodologies, techniques, and frameworks, such as Scrum and Kanban, to deliver solutions.
    • Experience using Jira, Clarity, HP ALM (QC), or similar tools.
    • Adept at refinement, story splitting, story pointing and estimating, fostering velocity, actionable retrospection, and other Scrum techniques.
    • Proven leadership and management experience.
    • Excellent people and product management skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
        • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.
        • 2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work , data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          • Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine, ranking No. 45.
          • 2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work , data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
            • For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.
            • 2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
              • Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality. Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
                At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:

                Salary: $92984 - $158325
                Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Elgin , Senior Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Saint Charles, Illinois

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