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Senior Scrum Master

REQ ID:  2610

Secaucus, New Jersey, US, 07094

Position Summary:

It's exciting times in NBA Technology. The organization is on an agile transformation journey and as a Sr. Scrum Master, you will be guiding multiple agile teams through their journey and help drive the NBA's agile transformation across all products and lines of business. We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative personality that can champion the cause of the agile movement within the organization. You are passionate about leading change, helping shift mindset and influence culture change. Fostering new ways of thinking, new ways of working and building new capabilities that will help unlock new possibilities for our businesses. You possess strategic vision and tactical mastery and combine it with an entrepreneurial spirit to get it done. You will play a fundamental role in achieving our ambitious growth objectives and work closely with partners across the company to design innovative solutions and balance challenging priorities and demands. You are laser-focused on operational excellence and customer satisfaction and you'll need to wear many hats, so flexibility and a can-do attitude are critical!


Major Responsibility:

  • Embrace the agile mindset, advocate and champion agile across the Technology organization by challenging, coaching, and guiding teams using agile and lean principles
  • Provide creative solutions to agile transformation issues: resistance to change, limited resources, conflicting priorities, lack of accountability
  • Ability to utilize agile methods in a flexible manner that often includes traditional project management which can include hard deadlines/fixed dates at times
  • Understand the various agile frameworks, events and artifacts (i.e. scrum, Kanban), where they are fit for purpose and how to implement/apply with new and existing teams
  • Develop training materials and provide training to teams and leaders in agile principles and practices, roles and responsibilities, and frameworks
  • Foster a continuous improvement environment in order to build high-performing, agile teams
  • Track and report on metrics for teams to measure progress, effectiveness of agile adoption, and agile maturity of the teams
  • Guide product management teams in their role, defining MVP's, developing product roadmaps and release plans, writing stories and backlog prioritization and management
  • Train and mentor other scrum masters on the role of the scrum master and build communities of practice for scrum masters to share, learn and grow
  • Be part of the agile transformation team and help define and implement the agile transformation strategy, roadmap, coaching and training plans, performance measurement and continuous improvement across the organization


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or CSP preferred 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master managing multiple teams simultaneously
  • Knowledge of scrum, kanban, Lean, XP, and other Agile frameworks Comfort with agile tools such as JIRA
  • Experience handling internal and external teams at the same time, in multiple time zones, working with multiple brands and digital properties of varying maturities
  • Demonstrated ability to partner and communicate effectively with non-technical team members, resolving contending or contradictory objectives, and unifying disparate ideas into a homogenized solution
  • Possess the ability to influence others, implement change, and standardize processes in a complex business environment
  • A passion for mentoring and growing the potential of others
  • Great teammate - should be ready to go beyond to help the immediate team and do not be averse to not shy away from asking for help if needed.
  • Eagerness to learn new technologies and bring new ideas to the table



BS/BA or greater or equivalent on-the-job experience