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COMPANY OVERVIEW:
 
TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:

Looking for a Sr Scrum Master who can facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs). To be able to facilitate the ART events and processes and assist the teams in delivering value. The Scrum Master will also be accountable for the financial and velocity of the teams on boarded into release train. 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:  

    • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)
    • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process which drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings
    • Facilitate the PI planning event
    • Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives (the RTE) and publish them for visibility and transparency
    • Summarize program PI objectives into Solution PI Objectives (the STE) and publish them for visibility and transparency
    • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities
    • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Program Level and the value stream sync for Solution Trains
    • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics,
    • Provide coaching to teams at Scrum, Program, Portfolio levels along with Lean-Agile practices
    • Accountable for tracking and reporting on the financials, demand and capacity
    • Participate in identifying costs, resource allocations and budgets
    • Should be able to read through SOWs and manage Software renewals in collaboration with other teams
    • Maintain the forecast of all software renewals

Qualifications: 

Required Skills

  • 5 or more years of professional IT experience managing program delivery using techniques and methodologies such as Agile, Scrum and Kanban
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM or PSM I)
  • SAFe Agile Release Train Engineer experience
  • Experience with patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

 
 
Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience in the financial services industry
  • Experience with JIRA, Jira Align, Clarity, Budget Planning and Forecasting
  • Advanced Excel skills including spreadsheets, pivot tables, macros and vlookups
  • Experience in creating budgeting and forecasting reports
  • Basic knowledge of using collaboration tools like Confluence
  • Excellent presentation skills using power point or other tools

 
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