Scrum Master

Washington, DC
Nov 05, 2021
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post's world-class Information Technology is on the ground floor of some of the most exciting, game-changing projects in the news media industry; projects involving cutting-edge tools that promise to revolutionize how our award-winning journalists tell their stories. To succeed in this mission, we're searching for a dynamic Scrum Master to play a critical role in coaching and training teams as they use the Scrum framework. It's your chance to take your career to the next exciting level, and to play a major part in The Post's future as one of the world's most trusted and respected news sources.

  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies.
  • Coach product managers, delivery managers and engineering teams on the effective application of agile values, principles, and practices.
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration
  • Create a environment where teams feel empowered to self organize, introspect, ideate and experiment
  • Be the point of contact for external communications
  • Be flexible in the face of change, create and support light weight processes and practices that are adaptable
  • Collect meaningful metrics and track trends to help teams plan and execute better.
  • Identify anti-patterns and make them transparent.
  • Protect the team from distractions while they focus on their goals
  • Work with other Scrum masters to learn and share experiences and ideas

  • 2-5 years' experience as a Scrum Master serving multiple teams.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; focus in computer science, engineering, business or related technical field preferred.
  • Familiarity with software development
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement
  • Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks
  • Knowledge of multiple methodologies, frameworks, and systems like agile, Scrum, Kanban and XP
  • Excellent communication, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Has earned one or more professional certifications. Individual may have Scrum Master Certification (CSM) and/or experience using Agile methods
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Knowledge of KPI's and metrics for scrum teams
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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