Senior Scrum Master/Pm Senior Scrum Master/Pm …

Depository Trust Clearing Corporation
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Depository Trust Clearing Corporation
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Senior Scrum Master/Pm
Careers ☰ Senior Scrum Master / PM 190885 Requisition #

Business Unit Description

The Information Technology group delivers secure, reliable technology solutions that enable DTCC to be the trusted infrastructure of the global capital markets. The squad delivers high-quality information through activities that include development of essential, building infrastructure capabilities to meet client needs and implementing data standards and governance. 

Application development delivers solutions that respond to the business needs of the global capital markets with quality, efficiency, and excellence, using innovative technologies and providing secure information management.

Position Summary

The Scrum Master will lead a squad and development partners with a well-defined software development life cycle process. 

The Scrum Master applies a broad technical knowledge of the Agile methodology to manage the scrum process with geographically dispersed squads to deliver exceptional standards in product quality and timely, predictable delivery of projects. The Scrum Master oversees cross functional coordination and communication, requirements traceability, release management, test case management, and defect tracking concerns to keep delivery on track.

Specific Responsibilities

      Mind Set and Behavior

o   Build meaningful relationships with squad members and resolve most issues leveraging your rapport and trust with squad members.  

o   Be an enthusiastic change agent and peer.

o   Embrace change and use it drive to continuous learning and process improvements within the squads.

o   Continuously seek and act on feedback received to bring about positive changes.

2.      Servant Leadership

o   Understand both the squads overall capacity and impediments that impact individual members of the squad. Work to create a squad culture that values sustainable execution by not over-committing.

o   Coach the squad to provide input for squad level decision making to achieve a common goal.

o   Identify and work to resolve mindset impediments as they arise.

o   Coach squad with knowledge and expertise as well as encourage experimentation to support their journey towards self-sufficiency.

3.      Coaching and Facilitation

o   Provide role (PO, QA, Dev, etc.) based coaching and proactively facilitate coaching session with the squad.

o   Coach the squad to consider how squad/product vision affects other squads we regularly interact with.

o   Create a safe environment for all ceremonies to encourage active participation from all squad members

o   Facilitate and mediate conflicts within the squad.

4.      Agile Knowledge and expertise

o   Understands Agile and relevant frameworks (e.g., scrum) to maximize the success of the squad

o   Possess a comprehensive understanding of Agile tools, techniques, principles and values and apply this knowledge to the squad.

o   Coach PO and squad to maintain a healthy and prioritized backlog with refined user stories

o   Successfully balance delivery timeframes and continuous iteration so that customer feedback is always incorporated.

5.      Reporting

o   Ensure accurate and transparent communications to stakeholders with concise metrics and updates on progress, risks and impediments

6.      Release Planning

o   Supports Product Owner on release planning

o   Coordinate movement of code between Development, Testing, UAT and Production environments and all related planning, resourcing and scheduling activities 

o   Participate in Scrum of Scrums meetings to ensure the Squad and the others in the Tribe are aligned on priorities, dependencies and timelines.

Project Management Skills:

Review project scope and successfully plan/ track execution while maintaining profitable engagement with Product Management / Product Owners, ADM, Infrastructure, Quality Assurance, Information Security, OCIO, IT Architecture, and any other impacted stakeholders.

Coordinates and communicates all cross-functional activities related to the successful production delivery of IT projects to support DTCC's businesses.

Coordinates all related planning, resourcing and scheduling activities and facilitate code deployments AND Track all projects against approved budgets and report on actuals, forecasts, and variances. 

Create periodic progress reports on project status to the respective squad / tribe leaders and contribute to Executive Summary Dashboards for senior leadership / Sponsors etc.


Experience in Agile Development, with Scrum Master (or similar) experience

Previous software development lifecycle experience / Project management experience preferred

Familiarity with tools like Jira / PPM / SharePoint etc. preferred

Bachelor's degree required with Masters or equivalent experience

Minimum of 5 years of related experience

Scrum Master certification a plus

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