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Senior Scrum Master

Seattle, WA Starbucks

Now Brewing – scrum master sr – ST! #tobeapartner

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

This position contributes to Starbucks success by building and leading high performing Agile scrum teams on Global Technology projects ranging from basic platform enhancements to complex enterprise product implementations and upgrades. As a servant leader, the senior scrum master partners closely with IT and business stakeholders on project planning, forms and leads the scrum team, champions continuous improvement, and partners with the project manager in the responsive delivery of solutions. The senior scrum master plays a key role in contributing to the emergence of a healthy, effective Agile Practice and serves as a mentor and coach for project and portfolio teams.

As a scrum master sr., you will…

  • Develops a clear understanding of projects within the program portfolio, leads scrum teams with a clear understanding of business and IT context, and develops an understanding of cross-program portfolio synergies and dependencies.
  • Drives the Agile-driven segments of complex, cross-functional, enterprise projects, leading multiple high performing, and often globally distributed teams.
  • Works independently, without the need for day-to-day guidance
  • Runs multiple scrum teams simultaneously.
  • In partnership with the product owner, mentors/coaches scrum teams on user story sizing and acceptance criteria definition, facilitates the definition of minimal viable product, and leads continuous refinement and prioritization of the product backlog.
  • In reference to Agile best practices and learnings from previous Starbucks projects, establishes the scum framework for the project and secures scrum team and management team working agreements.
  • Drives development of the release and sprint roadmaps.
  • Leads sprint planning and task definition, sprint execution, impediment removal and tracking, sprint review, and retrospectives.
  •  Partners with project and release managers in production deployment activities.
  •  Ensures that Agile-related project reporting, such as burndowns and status updates, are relevant, transparent, and add value.

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