Senior Scrum Master at Motorola Solutions
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At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.
Department OverviewOur IT organization has a critical role in driving extraordinary business results. Through a strong partnership with other areas of our business, we bring innovative thinking to every conversation and deliver with integrity. We’re looking for people who bring great ideas and who make our partners’ ideas better. Intellectually curious advisors (not order takers) who focus on outcomes to creatively solve business problems. People who not only embrace change, but who accelerate it.
This position is for a Scrum Master in the IT Program and Portfolio Management Office, heading multiple scrum teams to support IT applications. The Scrum Master is responsible for removing impediments that hinder the team from reaching their goals and has a flexible approach that enables the team to rapidly respond to changes. The work will be spread across multiple projects and delivery structured as Scrum Teams that embody agile practices to deliver functionality. This role will work with project managers, development leads, business leads and stakeholders. The position is located in downtown Chicago. This high visibility role is an ideal opportunity for someone with excellent leadership and communication skills.
This role requires oversight of all activities within a sprint, facilitating the team’s daily work and removing obstacles or impediments faced by the team in its work
Scope of Responsibilities / Expectations
Collaborate with product owners and other stakeholders to align vision, sprint goals, and expectations.
Create overarching delivery timelines, project charters, business cases, communication plans.
Plan and facilitate the scrum ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Sprint Demo and Retrospective
Coach/mentor the team members in adopting Agile practices and an Agile mindset, including ownership, self-management and empowerment.
Drives activities to achieve measurable outcomes by managing schedule, resource, scope, budget, risk, issue, and dependencies; escalating issues to stakeholders and challenging scope changes
Champion continuous improvement activities to drive optimum productivity.
Manage, communicate, and remove the obstacles or impediments faced by the team in its work
Create a collaborative environment which allows the team and stakeholders to interact closely
Collaborates with IT PMO and other scrum masters to optimize scrum practices across MSI IT. Provide coaching to other scrum masters
Provides timely updates to the IT PMO and Stakeholders by producing regular status reports and steering governance updates, including but not limited to velocity and business value
Problem Solving skills - ability to perceive and investigate problems, develop alternatives and recommend sound conclusions
People skills - a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts
Project management skills – ability to drive & run meetings unaccompanied, create and execute project plans, proactively manage risks/issues, maintain compliance with company project management processes
Communication skills - ability to drive productive conversations, singly maintain project documentation, drive follow-up on open actions.
Proficient in Atlassian application (Jira and Confluence) as well as basic Google Applications (Sheets, Docs, Slides)
Experience using Agile, Scrum AND Waterfall methodologies on projects, with heavy emphasis on Agile/SCRUM.
Any previous Motorola work experience or experience in managing IT projects for a similar industry is preferable
Self motivated and able to work on one’s own
Very strong team player, able to foster teamwork and a positive working environment to the project team.
People skills to be able to work with different roles and personalities
Ability to plan and organize work
Strong aptitude to learn
Recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information
Strong written and oral communications skills, an eye for detail
Strong collaboration & active listening skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and rapidly changing environment
Strong communication and collaboration skills and the ability to form valuable partnerships and working relationships with key stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited university
7+ years experience with Agile (Scrum).
Travel RequirementsUnder 10%
Referral Payment PlanYes
Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.