CBS Corporation Senior Scrum Master in New York, New York
Senior Scrum Master
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY, US
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.
Check us out on  The Muse,  Instagram and  YouTube for an inside look into 'Life At CBSi' through employee testimonials, office photos and company updates.
Based in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Louisville, Kentucky, our enthusiastic media brand teams work within the portfolio of CBS Interactive to deliver highly engaging and innovative consumer facing products across the landscape of digital platforms including Desktop, Mobile, and Connected Devices. Our diverse blend includes TVGuide, Download, Chowhound, Metacritic, TV.com, Metrolyrics and Last.fm.
As a Sr. Scrum Master, you will be responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating AGILE product delivery teams in support of media brand sites, mobile apps, connected devices, responsive publishing platforms and third-party syndication/integration efforts. In this role, you will be managing several concurrent deliverables using AGILE frameworks, with a focus on the Scrum methodology, in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.
At a division-level/enterprise-level, leading and managing large, complex projects consisting of multiple AGILE teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the AGILE teams
At a team level, playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team
In situations that require a hybrid approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management solution that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve project goals within designated project constraints
Manage the day-to-day execution of delivery teams within CBSi Media Brands. You will champion AGILE methodologies and lead teams in the implementation of Scrum ceremonies (i.e., daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives) to deliver high quality products and value to customers
You will work with the team to uncover dependencies, roadblocks, and risks that impede progress and work actively to remove such impediments, escalating to appropriate stakeholders and management when necessary
Support the Product Owner to ensure user stories are clearly defined, estimated and prioritized, and ready to be implemented by delivery teams. You will help set customer expectations for project deliverables, manage stakeholder communications, and help to design an effective system of project governance
Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members
Champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement AGILE best practices with a focus on developing communication tools that promotes transparency across all organizational levels
Promote empowerment of the self-organized delivery team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team
What you bring to the team:
The ideal candidate possesses the highest level of experience in development operations. We are ideally looking for these skills and experiences:
BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience
Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both AGILE and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using AGILE methodologies including 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams. PMP preferred
Prior experience with SCRUM/AGILE methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred
Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 5-10 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel
Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence.
Proven ability to lead software engineering projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools (JIRA/Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent)
Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
You might also have:
Experience leading business and technology in vetting technical options. The drive and determination to personally see things through to completion
Ability to create trust, and to motivate
Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the "big picture" view
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled