Senior Scrum Master at Nike (Portland, OR)

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

We're looking for a Senior Scrum Master with the ability to oversee agile maturity within the teams, drive deliverables to completion, as well as help build a culture of collaboration where every voice is heard. This individual will be skilled at mentoring and coaching their team and collaborating with other scrum masters to build deeper agile skills. This role will be key in igniting Nike's move towards its Consumer Direct Acceleration strategy.

You will work with the Engineering, Product and Design teams across the Global Technology organization. You'll play a critical role in providing underlying agile skills for our teams. Within the squads, you will be helping to build critical capabilities across functions at Nike. You will also work with the broader scrum master team to drive Scrum and Agile maturity that includes a cross squad coordination and also align to agile standard methodologies.

- Operate as a team-based servant leader in service to the team's needs.

- Ensure the teams is practicing Agile principles.

- Partner with, coaches, and supports Technical Product Manager in leading the backlog to ensure it is properly prioritized and appropriately sized.

- Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies (backlog refinement, Sprint planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, demos).

- Help prepare the team for and facilitate squad level Quarterly Planning activities.

- Established, track and communicate agile metrics (such as team velocity and sprint progress/burn down chart)

- Facilitate alignment and assist Technical Product Manager and Agile Team with meeting appropriate commitments.

- Protect the team from interruptions and distractions to clear a path for efficiency

- Identify, remove and/or escalate risks, roadblocks, and cross team dependencies that are unresolvable by the team and interfere with the team's ability to deliver commitments.

- Accountable for promoting continuous improvement by coaching the team to use metrics to identify and measure progress.

- Interact with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization and cross-squad/cross-functional collaboration on delivery execution.

- Continuously learn innovative approaches to facilitation, agile standard methodologies and how to improve team dynamics.

- Help the Team to focus on delivery of high quality stories on a predictable, sustainable cadence.

Some combination of these qualifications and technical skills will position you well for this role:

- MS/BS degree in IT or related field

- 5+ years relevant work experience i.e. on Agile

- Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools (eg. Jira, VersionOne)

- Familiarity or experience with other agile methodologies such as LEAN, Kanban, SAFe, XP Programming etc

- In-depth understanding of Agile Principles and how they apply in workplace culture

- Strong facilitation and mentor skills within teams and groups

- Experience resolving issues across teams

- Effective communication, team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring, and servant leadership skills

- Relevant certification in the scrum/agile field is preferred. Examples: Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
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Nike operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Beaverton, OR and New York, NY. Nike was founded in 2022. It has 98694 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 244 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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