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Senior SCRUM Master

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 11/1/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-19829

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for leading the Global Coca-Cola Freestyle teams' execution and delivery of hardware/software releases with well-defined Freestyle customized software development life cycle process. This position understands, and coordinates feature backlog for all releases for the platform and their dependencies on each other; Leads the resources that translation of software features into technical requirements (Features) and follows Agile Scrum based Software development. This role will be responsible for helping define software release plans and scope with the platform lead(s) / BA / tech lead(s).
This role is key interface between applications on Freestyle devices to external systems and subsystems without Freestyle devices.

Function Specific Activities:

Essential Duties:

  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.
  • Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.  (Adjust based on your necessity)
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques such as Burn Down lists, Story Point Accounting, and time-based milestone estimation. 
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. 
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team.
  • The experience in applying a wide variety of well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approaches.
  •  Excellent communication and mentoring skills.

 

Education: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience is required; Master's Degree in Computer Science or MBA is highly preferred

Work Experience:

  • 5-10 years of either direct scum master or project management experience.
  • Experience in product / software development vs. Implementation and Professional Services.
  • 5+ yrs. of Agile Software Development

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in leading teams that defining & implementing architectural practices
  • Experience in leading teams that create Webbased User interfaces (React, Angular, HTML5, CSS)
  • Knowledge of User interface patterns, ability to separate presentation and model/controller

Functional Skills:

  • Orchestrate the deployment of resources (e.g., people, infrastructure, financial, informational) from Coca-Cola (e.g., client, internal service providers) and third parties in order to ensure successful project completion.
  • Generate a plan and timeline to commercialize the technology (e.g., packaging, production, distribution, capitalization) ensure system readiness, and define resource scheduling in order to meet project objectives.
  • Define, implement and support solution delivery strategy including deployment strategy, rollout schedule and delivery method in order to ensure effective and efficient deployment of the business solution.
  • Evolve, plan or execute the strategy for data standards that support information strategies and Corporate reporting requirements in order to maximize information as an asset for strategic decision making, meeting regulatory requirements and meeting legal considerations.
  • Generate, document and execute a plan to select and/or develop technology (e.g., packaging, tools, processes, equipment, products) including managing the change control process, in order to meet the project's specific objectives (e.g., improve quality, deliver new products, optimize processes).

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation). 
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders. 
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible. 
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential. 

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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