Lead, Scrum Master

| North Suburbs

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At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Lead, Scrum Master

Job Description

Seeking a Business Analyst / Project Manager with 3+ years’ experience to serve as a Lead Scrum Master and analyst for Discoverbank.com security initiatives within the Business Technology (BT) Digital Solutions technology area. Experience managing transactional public web site development projects is preferred. Agile methodology (Scrum) knowledge or experience is a plus, but not required.

The Lead Scrum Master will help teams self-organize, self-manage, and deliver via effective Lean-Agile practices. The Scrum Master will support and enforce the rules of the Scrum process based on SAFe. The Scrum Master also will help the team coordinate with other teams on the Agile Release Train (ART) and communicate status to management as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit Lean-Agile leadership
  • Supports the team rules
  • Facilitate the teams progress toward team goals
  • Leads team efforts in relentless improvement
  • Facilitate meetings
  • Support the Product Owner
  • Eliminate impediments
  • Promote SAFe quality practices
  • Builds a high-performing team
  • Protects and communicates
  • Coordinate inter-team cooperation / effectiveness
  • Coordinate with other teams
  • Facilitate preparation and readiness for ART ceremonies
  • Support estimating
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes

Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in a technology related field) or equivalent
  • 3+ years working in project management related role
  • Competent in Agile and SAFe methodologies and ceremonies
  • Background in coaching and mentoring skills on agile methodology and understand Scrum framework
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership qualities (guide and direct agile during daily activities)
  • Certified ScrumMaster – Scrum Alliance
  • Rally knowledge a plus (or similar Agile project tool)
  • Professional Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute

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, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AgileManagement
    • SafeManagement
    • LeanManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We also have a downtown Chicago which is known as the“The 606”, which is a flexible contemporary work space for employees.
2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015

What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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