• Enterprise Agile - Scrum Master

    Location(s) US-NJ-Jersey City
    Job ID
    2019-56059
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Function(s)
    Technology
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Engineering
    Business Unit
    Agile Enterprise Group
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

     

    What We Do

    At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible.  Change the world by connecting people and capital with ideas.  Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients.  Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action.  Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.

     

    Engineering, which is comprised of our Technology Division and global strategists groups, is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions.  Want to push the limit of digital possibilities?  Start here.

     

     

    The mission of the Goldman Sachs Enterprise Agile team is increase the value, transparency, and happiness of software delivery teams around the firm through Agile and related practices. We coach teams, programs, and organizations until they are self-sustaining and provide resources and tooling to self-adopters. This forward-looking group defines scaling practices, team-level best practices, tooling, and reporting, and will always be on the front line of agility within the firm. If you’re passionate about delivering value, looking to make an impact on one of the world’s great firms, and up for a challenge, read on!

     

    As a member of Enterprise Agile team, this VP-level Scrum Master will embed with delivery teams around the firm for extended periods of time to drive change at multiple levels, and coach the teams to become high performing teams that consistently deliver customer value.

     

    Who We Look For

    Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.

     

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    FULFILLING YOUR POTENTIAL:

    • Facilitate Scrum events and other ad-hoc meetings for teams. Facilitating multi-team events like Big Room Planning, Scrum of Scrums, and story mapping.
    • Assist Product Owners and teams in story writing, backlog maintenance and prioritization and planning. Facilitating creation and prioritization of program-level feature and architectural backlogs.
    • Serve as teams’ or programs’ information radiator, representing the team or program to senior management, stakeholders and sponsors.
    • Effectively use metrics and data visualization to report progress and support data-driven decision making at the team or program level.
    • Facilitate estimation and planning at the team or program level. Assisting in creating useful, reliable and practical forecasts for delivery sprints and releases.
    • Coach developer, designer and product team members in Agile practices, values and principles.
    • Coach more junior Scrum Masters.
    • Help teams and individuals clarify goals, and actions to achieve them.
    • Shield the team from outside distractions, context switching and interferences.
    • Track and remove impediments.
    • Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching to higher levels of maturity
    • Build a safe environment with an emphasis on collaboration and problem solving
    • Participate in Agile Communities of Practice across Goldman Sachs


    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 5 years’ experience as a Scrum Master for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
    • Prior experience building and testing software or implementing DevOps
    • 3 years of experience with scaled Agile (SAFe, LESS) in a hands-on leadership role (e.g., Release Train Engineer, Agile Program Manager)
    • Knowledge of other approaches in the Agile space: Kanban, Lean, etc.
    • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games, etc.
    • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
    • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to communication anywhere from the team level to C-level executives.

    PREFERRED SKILLS:

    • Leadership role in a large-scale Agile transformation
    • Experience in Scrum Master and scaled Agile or transformation roles in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
    • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum and Agile, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
    • Active participant in the Agile community.

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

     

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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