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Job Title: Senior Scrum Master/Strategy

Supervisor: Chief Operations Officer

Organization: Operations

Position Terms: Full-Time. Average 40 hours a week. Nights and weekends as needed.

Travel Requirement: Onsite; Minimal for training

Experience Required: 3 – 5 years’ experience leading and managing large-scale agile programs

 

The Senior Scrum Master/Strategy / Agile Program Coach will be part of a highly visible, strategic team highly focused on aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands. As the Senior Scrum Master/Strategy for the ART the position will:

  • Facilitate PI Planning
  • Be available as coach for senior managers, director/managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Scrum Teams
  • Escalating impediments
  • Program execution of the value stream
  • Managing risk
  • Driving continuous improvement for releases
  • Provides guidance in different agile methodologies (Scrum and Kanban)

Essential Functions

  • Be available as an Agile coach for executives, program managers, POs and scrum teams
  • Lead any Agile cultural transformation by design and process adoption efforts within the delivery team and ensure they are aligned to organizational goals
  • Facilitate Program Increment readiness, fostering Program Kanban flow, Program Epic/Feature estimation, backlog prep and any necessary pre/post-Program Increment planning meetings
  • Facilitate PI planning events, such as Scrum of Scrums, PI Planning event, and Inspect & Adapt workshop. Establish the annual calendars for sprints and Program Increments
  • Facilitate program level collaboration and program execution, including coordination with other Release trains across the organization.
  • Provide input to avoid Program bottlenecks. Escalate impediments and manage risk. Coach teams to remove bottlenecks and guide them to self-organize
  • Aggregate and publish team objectives
  • Partner with Product Owners, directors/managers, EA, Business Owners and scrum teams to help ensure strategy and execution
  • Help organization to understand, assess and manage risks through data driven decision making
  • Coach leaders on scrum, Kanban and re-enforcing the rules of agile processes organizationally
  • Anticipate and meet the needs of the teams
  • Communicate issues effectively to directors/managers, Senior Leadership, scrum teams and Product Owners to ensure the timely execution of organizational objectives
  • Manages and optimizes the flow of value of the ART using a variety of tools and methods to ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Performs functional allocation to identify required tasks and their interrelationships. Identify resources required for each task

Competencies:

  • Strong servant-leadership identity
  • Agility
  • Conflict resolution
  • Continuous learning
  • Innovation
  • Intense collaboration
  • Persuasive communication
  • Relationship building
  • Relentless improvement
  • Strategic prioritization
  • Talent development & coaching
  • Agile Team leadership

Required Knowledge, Skills & Attitude:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Allied Health, Health Information Management, Science or related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience leading and managing large-scale agile programs; including comprehensive experience as a business/process leader or as a leader in a functional role.
  • Certified ScrumMaster
  • Demonstrated a deep understanding of Lean-Agile methods and practices and skill applying them at scale
  • Preferred: Experience with Kanban
  • JIRA and Confluence experience
  • Demonstrated success in cross-functional integration/relationships and program execution
  • Solid understanding of application and execution of data driven strategy
  • Proven track record of being results orientated with demonstrated ability to achieve aggressive goals
  • Proven presentation and facilitation skills
  • Must excel working in team-oriented roles that rely on ability to collaborate with others
  • Proven oral, written, and business presentation skills
  • Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated success at building team relationships and partnerships across organizational lines
  • Demonstration of strong influencing skills

How to Apply

Send your resume to careers@opiesoftware.com and include a cover letterthat describes why you believe that you would be a great fit for our company and the position for which you are applying. Keep in mind that we are interested not only in your background and skills, but also in who you are and how you would fit into our team and vision.

About Our Company, Culture and Growth

OPIE Software was started to make a positive impact on the lives of people.

Our market is predominately small, independently owned companies who care for individuals with various orthopedic disabilities and challenges. Our customers enable their patients with mobility and independence through providing custom made artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. Our software platform provides electronic health records, workflow, billing and practice management to over 1600 orthotics and prosthetics facilities.

We are passionate about creating a culture inside and outside of our organization that promotes personal and professional growth, constantly challenges the status quo, and of course incorporates a little fun!