Scrum Master

Viacom.Tech in Warsaw plays a crucial role in Viacom`s global engineering organization. We build highly efficient, advanced systems which are used by millions of users all over the world. Currently, we are looking for a rock solid Scrum Master. We need someone with at least four years of experience who will be a servant leader that enables a team(s) to drive features forward, while also focusing on dependency management at the team level for 1-3 teams.

Job ID: SM
Location: Warsaw
Job type: Full time, regular

Responsibilities:

  • Provides coaching around Agile frameworks and best practices for feature/project delivery, utilizing traditional project management approaches when needed
  • Facilitates and/or supports Agile framework ceremonies for Agile teams
  • Responsible for teaching and enforcing the values and principles of Agile, while promoting self-organization and constantly improving our standards of work
  • Identifies, tracks, and removes impediments for feature/project and team success
  • Facilitates the creation of a well-defined product backlog
  • Ensures planning of go-live and deployment activities and facilitate their execution
  • Ensures that all team members understand and accept their roles and responsibilities
  • Assists with resource allocation and effective capacity planning for team to determine what team can take on in any given sprint
  • Monitors sprint velocity and works with team to determine how they can continue to improve on velocity and recognize additional efficiencies as they mature
  • Tracks and reports key project metrics, informing stakeholders as appropriate
  • Manages feature/project delivery with respect to capital budgets
  • Manages relationships with all invested parties, including (but not limited to): Product, Engineering, Brands/Audiences, and/or other key stakeholders
  • Arbitrates and resolves conflict within the team
  • Coordinates participation of different tech and business groups in requirements gathering, specifications, design, development and implementation of key projects
  • Shields the team from outside “noise” or distractions that prohibit them from being successful
  • Learns, understands, and actively uses project management & ticket tracking software to effectively manage the team’s backlog and sprint-committed items

Your profile:

  • 4+ years in Agile project management in a well-established, high-performing Agile software development environment with at least some dedicated teams
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum and other Agile frameworks and software engineering practices, as well as traditional project management approaches
  • Ability to understand technologies applicable to assigned product or service area and facilitate resolution of technical needs as they arise
  • Comfortable leading business and technology in vetting technical options
  • Superb written and verbal communications, presentation skills, and meeting facilitation skills (including with an executive audience)
  • Fluent English

Nice to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • Certified Scrum Master and/or other Agile certifications are very strongly desired
  • Experience driving initiatives within a media company and/or in an online consumer-facing business environment preferred
  • Ability to influence and motivate people to high levels of performance and teamwork
  • Demonstrated working partnership with engineers (including QA), technical and business management, department heads, and product managers
  • Strong knowledge and passion about Agile principles and practices

We offer:

  • Challenging projects targeting large international communities, using modern development and deployment technologies
  • An Agile and growing team of software engineers creating products accessible everywhere
  • Great benefits package: private health care, fitness card, and lots of team building events
  • Competitive salary tailored to your skills and experience and plenty of opportunities for personal and career development
  • Brand new office located in the strict city center (2 mins walk from Metro Politechnika) with cool fun zones
  • Last, but not least, we do great stuff for the global brands, such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Paramount!