Scrum Master Jobs in Mooresville, NC at Lowe’s

Title: Scrum Master

Company: Lowe’s

Location: Mooresville, NC

Salary: $80K – $100K*

Category: Retail & Consumer Goods

Job Description

Purpose of Role:

The Scrum Master is responsible for guiding 1-2 team(s) through the use of Agile/Scrum practices and values for the purpose of delivering quality software and solutions back to the organization. This person must build trusted relationships with the team and with their stakeholders (Product Managers, Solutions Managers, etc.) to ensure the needs of all team members are being met.

Performs all prescribed scrum master duties including (but not limited to): removing impediments for the team, inspecting the team’s performance through key team metrics and facilitating process improvement discussions to optimize the team’s reliability, predictability and output.

This position is responsible for assisting in the delivery of software solutions by maintaining information radiators (metrics) and making them transparent to management, by keeping the team is focused on the right priorities, and ensuring the team is continuously improving. The unique skills required for effective performance in this job include product and release planning, stakeholder management, risk management, agile ceremony facilitation, and an understanding of a variety of software delivery methods.

Responsibility Statements:

Ensures the team follows standard agile processes while identifying opportunities for improvement. Facilitates team in defining Working Agreements, Definition of Ready, Definition of Done and then ensures those agreements are upheld.

Facilitates agile ceremonies: daily stand-up (scrum) meetings, retrospectives, demos, backlog grooming/refinement, backlog sizing, sprint planning. Understands and uses a variety of techniques to continuously optimize ceremonies and team participation and engagement.

Identifies and helps to remove impediments, escalates impediments to the product and solutions manager; recommends ways to resolve impediments, and influences leadership to take action on these recommendations.

Helps team inspect and adapt process through retrospectives, data/metrics tracking and creating a safe, trusting environment with space to grow. Coaching them to higher levels of performance.

Assists with internal and external communication and improving transparency by creating visible information radiators (burndowns, velocity chart, etc.), dashboards and demos. Provides metric reports to assist in product roadmap planning.

Facilitates getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work directly. Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. Observes team interactions and uses emotional intelligence to discuss observations in a safe, trusting environment.

Support product planning by participating in release planning discussions. Supports during execution through understanding of priority and sequencing required to deliver efficiently. Guides team in commitment making and sprint completion.

Holds team (product, development, QA, other team members) accountable for delivery commitments. Helps team identify when commitments are at risk, and helps team determine possible solutions to ensure commitments are met.

Be an agile subject matter expert and provide strategic influence with the product / business and other engineering organizations.

Ensures team’s backlogs are sufficiently full at all times (at minimum 3-4 sprints worth of work defined).

Practices servant-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakehold…


About Lowe’s

Lowes Companies, Inc. is a Fortune 500 American company that operates a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Founded in 1946 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the chain has 1,840 stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Expansion into Canada began in 2007 with the opening of a store in Hamilton, Ontario in early 2008. Lowes started the construction of two stores in the Mexican city of Monterrey officially entering the Mexican market in early 2010. In 2011, Lowes released plans to build over 150 stores in Australia over the next five years, hoping to compete with the U.S. $2 industry. As of 2010, the chain is based in Mooresville, North Carolina. Lowes is the second-largest hardware chain in the United States behind The Home Depot and ahead of Menards. Globally, Lowes is also the second-largest hardware chain, again behind The Home Depot but ahead of the European stores B&Q and OBI.