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Scrum Master

Location: 

Warsaw, MZ, PL, 02-001

Requisition ID:  6345

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.

Overview

The Scrum Master manages the delivery process for a development team. They perform the tasks of a project manager at a team level and their goal is to build and maintain highly efficient teams that deliver on time, with high quality.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct backlog reviews with the product owner to ensure stakeholders are being managed and the product backlog is clearly understood by all parties.
  • Conduct sprint reviews with the product owner and development team to ensure the product backlog is clearly understood and is sensible.
  • Manage the daily standup meetings. Ensure attendance and participation is up to scratch.
  • Through the standup process ensure that the development team are focused on the key sprint deliverables and identifying any impediments in a timely manner
  • Appraise the development process with respect to quality. Are there any team members that need support and coaching. Identify any engineering challenges 
  • Appraise the effectiveness of the test automation processes and identify any problems to management.
  • Appraise the timeliness of the development process compared to estimates.
  • Evaluate and track estimate accuracy at the team member level.
  • Identify any team conflicts and discuss options to resolve with functional management.
  • Ensure that the team definition of Done maintaining the quality we expect.
  • Identify, report on and help remove impediments (at team level)
  • Facilitate Team Events (such as stand ups, reviews & retrospectives)
  • Report KPIs, analyse achievements and problems
  • Ensure daily statistics are updated on information radiators
  • Coach the cross-functional teams
  • Report team velocity & burn down chart and continuously improve processes, time & quality
  • Continuously check Product Backlog quality (work with Product Owner on improvements & grooming of backlog)
  • Check iteration goal matches Customer Scope (and therefore business value and ROI)
  • Participate in root cause analysis to improve team efficiency

 

Key Skills:

  • System thinking (in addition to strategic thinking)
  • Lean Agile leadership experience across multiple large and complex projects, across distributed teams, across multiple locations
  • Be a strong leader with experience in measuring Agile project against Lean portfolio metrics
  • Have strong backlog management and facilitation techniques 
  • JIRA configuration and management
  • Must be familiar with software development lifecycle and understand customer centricity
  • Have strong stakeholder management skills, both internal and external, in an Agile delivery environment
  • Strong communication skills with all the key stakeholders to ensure Project scope is understood and implemented correctly
  • Be an advocate of continuous improvement and industry recognized best practices in Agile
  • Excellent knowledge of Risk Management, risk identification and risked based planning
  • Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive.
  • Able to motivate a team, recognize good talent and bring the best out of each individual
  • Excellent communicator, influencing skills and negotiation skills to get management buy-in on ideas and concepts

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Management, Business, Engineering or Information Technology) or equivalent experience
  • Three + years of project management experience with demonstrated success delivering systems including experience managing schedules, budgets, and scope.
  • Must be able to pass a security background investigation
  • Experience with Agile methodology and Scrum environments is considered an asset
  • Willingness to travel
  • Good analytical, written and verbal communication skills

 

Preferred Experience:    

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • US regulatory certification understanding and experience
  • Experience in a technology related industry
  • Gaming experience is a great advantage
  • Experience with Jira 

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership

 

 

IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.


IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit www.igt.com.