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Scrum Master (OpenShift, AWS Cloud, Linux, computing/networking)

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

As a Scrum Master, you will follow and promote agile methodology and all related scrum ceremonies within an agile team. You enable the team to work as effectively as possible and resolve obstacles, so the team meets sprint objectives and releases stay on track and.  You coach the team to own and continuously improve their process and practices. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for facilitating all Scrum ceremonies, such as Daily Standup, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retro, in addition to collecting and providing relevant data and metrics
  • Act as Servant Leader. Drives team discussion & collaboration, coaching agile principles and the continuous improvement mindset in addition to helping manage impediment removal by working closely with other teams and impacted stakeholders
  • Attends Scrum of Scrum meetings as needed to synchronize across teams and resolve blockers
  • Facilitates Sprint release planning with Product Manager, Product Owner and stakeholders to determine the features, its sequence and expected timeline. Assists Product Manager, Product Owner roles with on-going backlog refinement
  • Ensures sprint releases stay on track and updates sprint activities in agile planning and execution tracking tool. Assist with status reporting, velocity metrics, sprint accomplishments, in addition to socializing current risks and issues
  • Partners with others in the Agile community (Scrum Masters, APMs and Agile Coaches) to drive technology-focused teams towards achieving Agile principles
  • Coaches the team to own and continually improve their process and practices. Driving teams to improve agility practices and become more self-organizing

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelors – Computer Science or Business or related
  • 4+ Years – Agile Practice or related

Preferred Qualifications

Bonus Points If You have the following:

  • Agile practice related certifications a plus (CSM, CSPO, SAFe, etc.)
  • Strong background with Jira
  • Experience with Miro
  • Execution focused
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Skilled at working in a team-orientated, collaborative environment
  • Experience working for a large, highly sophisticated organization
  • Board knowledge of IT Infrastructure platforms, technologies, and principals, including on-perm and cloud environments (Hardware, Network, Server, Virtualization, Middleware, Endpoint, Authentication, Security, Collaboration, etc.)
  • Board knowledge of DevOps, automation principals and supporting technologies (ideally Chef, Terraform, Ansible, GitHub, Jenkins, etc.)

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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