Who are we? Afiniti is the world’s leading applied artificial intelligence and advanced analytics provider. Afiniti Enterprise Behavioral Pairing™ uses artificial intelligence to identify subtle and valuable patterns of human interaction in order to pair individuals on the basis of behavior, leading to more successful interactions and measurable increases in enterprise profitability.
Afiniti operates throughout the world and has measurably driven billions of dollars in incremental value for our clients.
The Scrum Master helps oversee the scrum process and the development team. They are knowledgeable in Agile software / product development methodologies / scrum and are able to educate and coach others.
They act as a buffer between the scrum team and product owner and maintain a safe working environment for the team by helping resolve conflicts.
The Scrum Master is required to work within a global matrixed organization and within multiple development teams to build scalable, production-ready software.
The Scrum master is known as the guardian of Scrum Team, and is someone that :
Exerts command / control over scrum processes
Continuously motivates, inspires and pushes the teams efficiency and creativity
This position will report directly to the SVP of Global Data & Product Development at Afiniti.
Creates and maintain useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects
Inspires design / development teams and leverages techniques to enhance their creativity and improve their efficiency
Organizes and facilitates daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings
Lead the scrum and development teams in self-organization
Forecasts deliverables based on evidence and reliable data sources
Manages the scrum process with the coordination of the scrum team in the Agile development methodology
Identifies, escalates and removes impediments for the scrum team
Arranges and runs daily stand-up meetings, facilitates required meetings, demos and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection
Helps the product owner(s) to create and groom user story backlogs ensuring that they are prioritized, detailed and ready for the next sprint
Conducts retrospective meetings, coaxing out key feedback items from the entire team
Acts as a safeguard, motivator, facilitator, mediator, communicator and organizer for their team
Help build a productive environment where team members own the product and enjoy working on it
The ideal Candidate will have
Exceptional yet friendly visual, written and verbal communication skills
Strong servant leadership mentality as well as interpersonal and mentoring skills
Ability to adapt to a changing, dynamic and unknown environment
Conflict resolution skills which are balanced with honesty and respect
Ability to analyze and think quickly and to resolve conflict
Knowledge in techniques to fill in gaps in the scrum
Keen punctuality and attention to detail
Deep working knowledge / experience with agile development methodologies and frameworks including Scrum, Kanban and XP
Deep understanding of Agile development techniques including :
User Story generation
Backlog grooming & tracking
Burndown metrics & velocity
ATDD / TDD
Continuous / Automated Testing
Experience and opinions regarding Scrum tracking software such as Jira, Asana, Monday.com, etc.
Expert estimation and planning skills
Flexibity / agility to train / coach the team in how to follow / adapt the agile scrum methodology to meet our needs
Understanding of the fundamental concepts of iterative and incremental software development approaches as well as service oriented software architectures
Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules, practices and ceremonies
Knowledge of and experience with waterfall project management in order to understand the Pro’s and Con’s of various approaches
Commitment to delivering high quality products on time
Ability to escalate issues and provide status updates to executive management
Education and Qualifications
Bachelors of Business Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science or similar discipline
5yrs working experience as a Scrum Master
Scrum master certification is a plus
Salary and Package
As well as a competitive base salary dependent on the number of years of experience, we also offer corporate benefits.