Scrum Master / Project Manager
AppNexus - New York, NY

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At AppNexus, we think of Scrum Masters as our Chief Effectiveness Officers. Scrum Masters empower & coach our scrum engineering teams to work together more efficiently and perform at the highest levels. Scrum Masters maintain a positive environment while enabling our teams to work on today’s most complex scale and creative engineering challenges. Our Scrum Masters’ primary responsibilities are to lead our technology teams to successful execution, to leverage Agile and to encourage teams to follow the Agile framework. Additional responsibilities will vary day-to-day and include educating, training, evangelizing, and encouraging a continuous and transparent process improvement philosophy.

Job Responsibilities:
Work with the engineering team and product owner to create a great collaborative environment.

Run sprint planning, as well as release planning and sprint reviews for scrum teams of about 7 members .

Help the team find the appropriate level of sprint commitment. For example, help the team find how many points they should commit per sprint.

Coach team on agile practices and encourage adaptation by providing the team an environment that foresters Agile via retros, scrums, sprint planning.

Work with team to properly define and estimate stories .

Run daily standup meetings, understand & remove obstacles

Help identify and mitigate risks

Own the metrics for the team and utilize data to effectively communicate with stakeholders and team members

Encourage transparency by using tools like Jira and making information available and transparent to stakeholders.

Continuously improve processes to expand execution

Empower the team to self-organize

Skills to be successful in this role:
Enthusiastic, high-energy & positive attitude

Ability to support the understanding of fundamentals of iterative development – Agile software development processes and procedures

Deep understanding of scrum and other related methodologies that can be leveraged to provide value to a team/enterprise

Understanding of the importance of sprint commitments by a development team, and demonstrated ability to ensure that the team delivers consistently

Demonstrated ability to facilitate and run great, effective meetings

Scrum Master Certification preferred

Strong Project Management background is a plus

AppNexus - 23 months ago - save job
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AppNexus is a world-class ad technology company, and one of the hottest young companies in New York City (Silicon Alley Insider, amNY). Our...