Scrum Master

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016

Cox Corporate Services, Inc. Gilbert, AZ

Company
Cox Corporate Services, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
1611092
AJE Ref #
575904806
Location
Gilbert, AZ
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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DescriptionReady Logistics is looking for a high performing and energetic Scrum Master to join our growing product development team, dedicated to our industry-leading auto transportation solutions. This position requires someone who enjoys working within a team environment and who is passionate about Agile and Scrum methodologies in delivering quality products on schedule.
Who is Ready Auto Transport?
Ready Logistics, a Cox Automotive brand, is a national leader in transportation and logistics for the automotive industry, offering end-to-end solutions and services utilizing leading technology to connect vehicle inventory for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide.
Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions .The Cox Automotive family includes Manheim , Autotrader , Kelley Blue Book , Dealertrack , vAuto , Xtime , NextGear Capital and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 55,000 employees. Cox Enterprises other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group.
Primary Responsibilities:
Organize and facilitate Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives and other Scrum-related meetings.
Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.
Serve as a liaison between product owners, developers, management and other stakeholders
Increase team productivity by identifying and removing barriers to progress, while mitigating distractions to improve team focus.
Train, coach, & mentor team members in regards to Agile principles and practices.
Work with Product Owners to keep backlog healthy and prepared for execution.
Measure and improve team productivity.
Maintain a manner of leadership and flexibility that diffuses pressure and promotes a team atmosphere.
Proactively focus on performance and process improvement.

Qualifications
Required Skills:
2+ years of Scrum Master experience.
Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures.
Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition.
Understanding of the software development life-cycle.
Ability to understand technical issues.
Ability to work effectively with Executives, Business Partners, Directors, and Product Owners.
Must be a team player, pragmatic, self-starter, process-driven, results oriented while capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to handle diverse situations, multiple projects and rapidly changing priorities..
Exceptional communication skills addressing a variety of cross-functional stakeholders including product owners, developers, QA, release management, operations and other technical teams.
Proficient in Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, Visio, and Outlook.
Desired Skills and Experience:
Scrum Master Certification.
Experience in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
Familiarity with Microsoft s Team Foundation Server.
Experience working with on-shore and off-shore development teams.
Benefits
Full benefits beginning on first day of employment (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Flexible Spending Account, and 401k).
Paid time off (PTO).
9 company paid holidays.

Cox Automotive is a leader in vehicle remarketing services, digital marketing and software solutions for automotive dealers, manufacturers and consumers. Cox Automotive includes AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and a host of other global businesses and brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. We partner with more than 40,000 dealers and touch more than 67 percent of all car buyers in the U.S. with the most recognized brands in the industry. We unite more than 20 brands in this space, providing an end-to-end solution to transform the way the world buys, sells and owns cars.

Organization:Cox Automotive
Primary Location:US-AZ-Gilbert-1030 N Colorado St

Employee Status:Regular
Job Level:Individual Contributor
Shift:Day Job-
Travel:No
Schedule:Full-time

Unposting Date:Ongoing