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Job Number 177447
Brand NextGear Capital
NextGear Capital, a Cox Automotive brand, is seeking a Scrum Master to join our team in Carmel, Indiana. The Carmel office is located just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Scrum Master has primary responsibility for leading the Agile process for one or more Agile teams, ensuring predictable delivery. The Scrum Master plays a role in Agile planning, facilitating the Agile process, supporting delivery teams, and providing advice and guidance.
Embodies Servant Leadership at all times. Prepares for and facilitates Agile planning sessions with Agile delivery teams and assists with prioritizing user stories. Works with team and Product Owners to maintain a healthy backlog and plan releases.
Captures team metrics, shares with team, and suggests new metrics.
Coaches team to adhere to Scrum framework and to improve their processes.
Facilitates daily stand-ups, sprint review meetings, retrospectives meetings, and other related meetings.
Participates in sprint demonstrations.
Facilitates cross-team coordination.
Facilitates PI Planning process for team(s) in our scaled agile implementation
Participates in program level Scrum of Scrums
Coaches their team(s) to predictable delivery
Fosters team collaboration and communication.
Provides support to Release Manager
Removes impediments to the team’s ability to perform by working closely with Product Managers/Owners/Development Managers and support organizations
Acts as a buffer between external distractions and the team helping the team to keep focus.
Coordinates operational issues.
Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts and encourages healthy team dynamics.
Protects the team and minimizes disruptions.
Mentors team members and other stakeholders on Agile best practices.
Mediates conflicts between development team’s goal of delivering high technical quality and product owner’s goal of delivering more features.
Consistently grow their craft, learning new tools and techniques to help their teams
Implement stakeholder engagement/ communications plans, including, for example; handling of complaints; problems and issues; managing resolutions; corrective actions and lessons learned; collection and dissemination of relevant information.
Use feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management.
Help develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.
Continuously seek to improve solution development processes and/or develops new approaches to achieving improvement.
Bachelor’s degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
Experience and knowledge working with scrum teams, lean principles and servant leadership
Scrum Master certification preferred
Working experience in design, development, and implementation of software systems
Working experience leading or managing technical teams directly, as an Agile lead
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer dot com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.