Scrum Master

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Date Posted: 03-08-2019
Ozmo is seeking a self-motivated, inspiring Scrum Master to join our growing team. As a Scrum Master, you will be focused on implementation of Agile methodologies and tools, finding opportunities to optimize performance through insights gained from Agile metrics and conducting Agile ceremonies. You will report to the Director of Content Production and collaborate with our Training & Standards Leader and Development Managers to drive efficiencies and next-level amazing products in our content development organization.
As a growing technology company, Ozmo’s focus is on solving tech support at scale. We build best-in-class software products that are used around the world to improve the lives of tens of millions of people each year by making technology more accessible. Ozmonauts are motivated to continuously improve and love to learn. We pride ourselves in doing exceptional work that delivers real value by transforming the way people think about technology.
  • Ensure the Scrum process is understood and followed
  • Provide hands-on facilitation and coaching of Scrum teams in all aspects of Scrum
  • Ensure quality user stories that meet organizational standards 
  • Maintain the Scrum team capacity plan, Scrum board, sprint backlog, cycle time, cumulative flow diagrams, velocity charts, burn down and burn up charts
  • Proactively remove impediments that would prevent the team from achieving its sprint and release goals 
  • Proactively manage sprint-level risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies, ensuring that they are identified, coordinated, mitigated or escalated as necessary
  • Coach the team in practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and visibility
  • Lead the team to be accountable for the commitments they make
  • Collaborate with the team in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
  • Empower the team to self-organize and self-manage
  • Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability and collaboration
  • Contribute to building a culture where continuous improvement of the Agile process is in focus
  • Continually seek out ways to enhance Agile knowledge and technical expertise

Requirements and qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution. Will also consider three years of progressive experience in the specialty in lieu of every year of education.
  • Three or more years as a Scrum Master, project manager, developer, tester or business analyst with a solid understanding of technical concepts
  • In-Depth Agile/ Scrum framework experience
  • Assertive, outgoing personality and a can-do attitude
  • Desire to take ownership, be creative with problem solving, and proactively secure the objectives of the business
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
  • Minimum three years experience working on Agile projects
  • Minimum one year Jira software experience
  • Portfolio for Jira experience preferred
  • At least four years of experience in the Information Technology industry
  • US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

This is an onsite position at our headquarters in Blacksburg, VA. Ozmo offers relocation assistance for candidates and their families. Come see why Blacksburg is consistently ranked as one of the best places to raise a family and enjoy the outdoors.
You must be legally authorized to work in the US.
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