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Scrum Master

MFS Investment Management Boston, United States
Posted 2 months ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

THE ROLE

As a Scrum master, you will facilitate and coach scrum teams in understanding and application of Agile (Scrum or Kanban) principles, values, and best practices. The Scrum master will participate in program increment (PI) planning events, identify, and resolve dependencies between teams and helps teams revolve impediments. Additionally, the Scrum master will lead a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging experimentation and innovation.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Guide and coach teams on Agile principles, values, and practices to improve delivery while role modeling MFS leadership behaviors.
  • Effectively facilitates team meetings (daily stand-up, sprint planning, sprint review, story refinement and retrospectives, etc.) according to agile best practices.
  • Foster environment of open communication among team members and stakeholders; promote positive team dynamics to ensure members collaborate and work effectively.
  • Partner with leadership in scaled planning activities including organizing and leading scaled ceremonies.
  • Enable Agile teams to maintain a healthy team environment by removing team-level impediments and resolve conflicts. This includes helping the team to identify risks, potential dependencies and recommending steps to mitigate or reduce risks/dependencies.
  • Facilitate conversations to improve team-level Agile performance with a focus on customer value, quality, and continuous improvement activities.
  • Enable progress towards objective increment and outcomes.
  • Build and leverage effective alliances across other teams and the technical and business communities.
  • Tracks and publishes prescribed team metrics. Leverage JIRA or other tool capabilities to allow for transparent visualization of project execution.
  • Lead discussions to improve Agile team maturity with the goal of improving Agile teams' agile ways of working and better outcomes.
  • Participate and actively contribute to Agile Community
  • Perform additional duties, as required
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 5-6+ years' experience in a Scrum Master or similar Agile role applying Agile principles and practices including delivery of several epics, releases and versions and application of a wide variety of patterns and techniques (i.e., leveraging burndown, facilitating retrospectives, refining user stories, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience leading others with the ability to earn trust while still challenging the team to improve and operate outside its comfort zone in an Agile environment preferred.
  • Agile Mindset: Embody Agile core values of openness, courage, respect, focus, and commitment. Infuse Agile principles, practices, and methodologies to achieve team success.
  • Project Management: Ability to initiate, plan, execute, and guide the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria within a specified time.
  • Influence: Ability to influence leaders at all levels and without traditional hierarchy.
  • Leadership: Helps foster an environment where individuals thrive as empowered and equal members of a team.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate thoughts, concepts, and practices effectively at all levels, adjusting as needed to a target audience.
  • Collaboration: Expertise working with others in a cross-functional multi-team environment.
  • Continuous Improvement: Demonstrate a commitment to continually improve, share learning with others and encourage team development.
#MBLI

At MFS, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply - you might be just the right candidate for this role or others.

What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs
MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email talent_acquisition@mfs.com for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.
Job ID  MFS-230696
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