2022 SUMMER INTERN- SCRUM MASTER
VACCINE POLICY: WHERE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS U.S.-BASED JOB (REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED).
Cox Automotive is looking for a Scrum Master Intern to join our team in Atlanta, GA.
The Scrum Master Intern plays a key role in planning, facilitation, supporting teams, removing impediments, providing team coaching and mentorship, visualizing the Lean value stream to optimize for flow, and working with other Lean/Agile practitioners to exchange learnings at scale.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
Facilitate adoption of the Scrum Framework, including daily scrum, sprint planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews & retrospectives, and other related team and intra-team meetings.
Enable adoption of Lean Thinking, including visualization and continuous optimization of delivery flow, using the Kanban Method.
Foster team collaboration and proactive, open communication.
Encourage an experimental and fail-fast & learn mindset.
Collect and share team metrics, recommend new metrics for continuous improvement.
Prepare and facilitate quarterly, release, and sprint planning with the product owner and the team.
Guide Feature and Story-level refinement to the Definition of “Ready” in preparation for the next quarter and upcoming sprints.
Work with the team and Product Owner/Managers to maintain a healthy backlog and rolling short and mid-term planning for upcoming releases.
Able to put ego to the side and the “desire to control” the team by teaching and mentoring, increasing levels of self-organizing behavior.
Engage the organization to remove impediments to the team’s ability to perform.
Support communication of delivery progress, gaps, and obstacles with a wide variety of stakeholders; coach product owners/managers to play an active role in stakeholder engagement.
Facilitate cross-team orchestration, tracking and following up with internal and external dependencies.
Act as a buffer between external distractions and the focused environment the team needs to be successful. Where beneficial, protect the team and minimize disruptions.
Create and sustain an environment of psychological safety and trust among team members, and between the team and the larger organization.
Works with team to co-create and refine team working agreement, definition of “ready”, and definition of “done”.
Encourage brainstorming, creative thinking, open minds, equal voice and perspective sharing. Encourages the team to be confident and courageous.
Coach the team on Lean, Agile, and Scrum principles with a goal of continuous improvement. Observe team dynamics, recognize strengths and growth opportunities of individuals as well as her/himself.
Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
MIS or Engineering major or Psychology major with technical aptitude
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to pay strong attention to detail, and collaborate and function effectively in a team environment and independently on complex problems
Experience applying both the Scrum Framework and Kanban Method in growing high performing teams
Experience using Lean/Agile collaboration tools like Rally, VersionOne, and/or JIRA preferred
Rising Junior or Rising Senior