Discover
We power a network that helps people achieve a brighter financial future.
Riverwoods, IL
Hybrid

Scrum Master

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About This Role
Discover. A brighter future.
With us, you'll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it - we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.
Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.
Job Description:
At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.
As a Scrum Master, you will follow and promote agile methodology and all related scrum ceremonies within an agile team. You enable the team to work as effectively as possible and resolve obstacles, so the team meets sprint objectives and releases stay on track and. You coach the team to own and continuously improve their process and practices. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.
Responsibilities

  • Responsible for facilitating all Scrum ceremonies, such as Daily Standup, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retro, in addition to collecting and providing relevant data and metrics
  • Act as Servant Leader. Drives team discussion & collaboration, coaching agile principles and the continuous improvement mindset in addition to helping manage impediment removal by working closely with other teams and impacted stakeholders
  • Attends Scrum of Scrum meetings as needed to synchronize across teams and resolve blockers
  • Facilitates Sprint release planning with Product Manager, Product Owner and stakeholders to determine the features, its sequence and expected timeline. Assists Product Manager, Product Owner roles with on-going backlog refinement


  • Ensures sprint releases stay on track and updates sprint activities in agile planning and execution tracking tool. Assist with status reporting, velocity metrics, sprint accomplishments, in addition to socializing current risks and issues
  • Partners with others in the Agile community (Scrum Masters, APMs and Agile Coaches) to drive technology-focused teams towards achieving Agile principles
  • Coaches the team to own and continually improve their process and practices. Driving teams to improve agility practices and become more self-organizing


Minimum Qualifications
At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelors - Computer Science or Business or related
  • 4+ Years - Agile Practice or related


Preferred Qualifications
If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Experience working for a large, highly sophisticated organization
  • Experience in Fintech domain
  • Understanding of Agile Principles
  • An Agile practice related Certification required (CSM, CSP-SM, SAFe, KMP, TKP, etc.)
  • Execution Focused
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience with Jira
  • Broad knowledge of testing principles, automation principles and supporting technologies
  • Knowledge of different Agile frameworks (Kanban, Scrum)
  • Build in quality practices (Pair Programming)
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure, foundational understanding of development tools and database technologies


What are you waiting for? Apply today!
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Compensation:
The base pay for this position generally ranges between $74,000.00 to $124,800.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.
Benefits:
We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account
  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D
  • Recognition Program
  • Education Assistance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Family Support Programs
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan


Learn more at MyDiscoverBenefits.com .
What are you waiting for? Apply today!
All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.
Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights)

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What are Discover Perks + Benefits

Discover 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

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Discover’s business is built on helping people, and we invest in the community (Blessing Backpacks, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Sisters) to demonstrate our commitment to a brighter future.
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
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 insurance
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision insurance
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health insurance
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.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
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
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Company sponsored family events
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.
Paid sick days
Office Perks
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-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
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.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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