Recruitment Title: Scrum Master Job Classification: 9702AM (IT Pro 2 Agile Process Management) Number of Openings: 2
Salary Range: $85,000 - $109,000 (Depends on qualifications)
*Please note, this position is not eligible for H-1B or Green Card sponsorship.
At the University of Minnesota, we are dedicated to changing lives through research, education, and outreach. The Office of Information Technology – the University’s largest IT department – offers an environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work. Join our team and help us make a positive difference to the University as a Scrum Facilitator (known elsewhere as scrum master).
The University of Minnesota is currently seeking to hire two different scrum facilitator roles. Both Scrum Facilitators will work closely with software developers, Service Owners, and key stakeholders to remove roadblocks, continuously improve processes, and build the health of the team. The Scrum Facilitator will work within a broader SAFe scaled agile framework to coach a team of developers who seek continual improvement. The scrum facilitator will serve as a transformational leader to support the Agile transformation of their team, with a focus on bringing continual improvement and observation. We want candidates who bring a passion for education, software development, technology, and team development and who can see past jargon, frameworks, and lingo to support self-organized groups of highly dedicated and skilled technologists.
University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately. 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays. Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition. Excellent and affordable health care benefits. Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates. Free disability insurance. Annual merit increase program.
Core Job Responsibilities:
Remove obstacles for development team and product owners to support development initiatives; this includes partnering with a diverse set of stakeholders (e.g., Service Owners, engineers, analysts, managers).
Facilitate continuous improvement for the team, through facilitating conversations, providing education, and coaching.
Work collaboratively with team on key deliverables (e.g., requirements, status reports, presentations, and communication).
Support development of Agile maturity in the team with a focus on shared values and principles over processes and tools.
Assume accountability for effective internal and external communication, taking action to promote regular communication and coaching others to do the same.
*Please document qualifications on resume
BA/BS plus at least two years of experience, or master’s degree.
1+ year of experience working on an Agile team as a Scrum Facilitator.
Knowledge of multiple Agile methodologies.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience coaching teams to make smaller vertical slices of stories
Ability to facilitate exercises to improve work “flow” through the system
Interest in XP practices such as pair programming/ensemble programming
About the Department
Office of Information Technology:
Interested in a career with one of the nation’s largest universities? The University of Minnesota is an institution dedicated to changing lives through research, education, and outreach. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) - the University’s central IT department - works to support and advance this mission and to support overall academic advancement. Our dedicated IT professionals connect students, faculty, and staff with innovative services to meet their teaching, learning, research, and administrative needs. The Office of Information Technology offers an environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work. Join us and support innovation and engagement through technology!
How To Apply
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About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.