Senior Scrum Master at Motorola Solutions

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Company Overview

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 Overview
Our 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.
Job Description

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

Desired Background/Knowledge/Skills

  • 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.


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited university

  • 7+ years experience with Agile (Scrum). 


Travel Requirements
Under 10%
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
Yes


EEO Statement

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.

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Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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