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Scrum Master / Technical Project Manager

If/Then, a digital media solutions firm based in Atlanta, is looking for an experienced Scrum Master with strong experience leading a software development team. The Scrum Master is a critical role leading a high performing scrum team - helping to drive the delivery of diverse and complex, cross-functional, technical solutions that are essential to support the daily digital publishing operations of a large media company.

The ideal candidate for this position will have several years of team leadership experience within the Agile Framework – specifically the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The Scrum Master will manage all phases of the software development life-cycle, ensuring success and adherence to a high standard of quality for our team - which is responsible for the development, testing and deployment of software for a critical platform, ensuring that the end-to-end delivery of technology solutions are thoughtfully organized, architected, monitored, and measured. •

Responsibilities:

  • Assume the primary leadership role for a high performing delivery team of approximately 10-12 immediate members
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders across a variety of disciplines to drive execution of technology solutions, from inception to launch
  • Act as a subject matter expert regarding engineering team capabilities, resource availability and capacity, and domains of expertise
  • Work with Product team and Technology leaders to define release goals that map to business / technology objectives and their related dependencies
  • Regularly communicate program status and project health to product owners and other stakeholders as needed
  • Drive all aspects of a highly disciplined implementation of the Agile Scrum framework for one team within the technology organization of a media company • Identify and manage dependencies and remove impediments
  • Promote and support company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Create dashboards and report on team performance metrics
  • Coach team on adherence to a high standard of quality for architecture, development, testing and deployment
  • Support continuous process improvement and innovation 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years managing the delivery of cross-functional initiatives across an enterprise and 5+ years managing technical projects 
  • Experience in driving development and delivery within an Agile Scrum Framework 
  • 4 year college degree from an accredited university with a BS in Computer Science or equivalent education or training 
  • Scrum Master certification
  • High-level of technical/software knowledge and expertise - especially with a services/API development background – is ideal
  • Excellent communication, organization and inter-personal skills a MUST – candidates for this role must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external stakeholders – both orally and written - and be able to describe organization methods for success.
  • Strong understanding of software platform technologies and interfacing with dev ops
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to perform concurrent tasks that require technical and functional competence
  • Superior organizational/follow-up skills with effective capacity to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks and projects without compromising attention to detail
  • Energetic and self-motivated with keen ability to maintain order in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Excellent understanding of technical detail and the ability to articulate to technical and non-technical personnel
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to make technical decisions, recommendations, and conclusions based upon data 
  • PMP certification a plus 
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