Nike Scrum Master Manager – Nike Digital Engineering in Beaverton, Oregon

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Description

Nike does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. We are a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries, and push out the edges of what can be. We’re looking for people who can grow, think, dream, and create. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination. We seek achievers, leaders, and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about bringing what you have to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

If you’re ready to innovate and lead in the Digital engineering space, join the Nike Direct organization. We bring together technology and process expertise to deliver one-stop solutions that enable Nike, Inc.'s Digital Technology business. We are responsible for creating, developing, and deploying on premise and cloud based seamless digital solutions and experiences to business partners and consumers. Working with our organization will be rewarding, challenging, and most definitely not be just another job.

Nike Direct seeks a Scrum Master Manager with a proven track record of delivering world-class products within complex digital environments to advance our platform and applications. Our ideal candidate will bring a broad range of lean and agile experiences working within large-scale organizations with specific knowledge working with digital technologies and processes at scale.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a Scrum Master team to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring

  • Coach the Scrum Master team in implementing and evolving agile norms and best practices

  • Organize and facilitate activities for the Scrum Master team, including off-sites, staff meetings, 1-1 meetings and working sessions

  • Mentor the career development of direct-report employee Scrum Masters

  • Perform organizational management functions for the Scrum Master team, including administrative activities, performance reviews, oversight of work-in-progress, work assignment management, budgeting and hiring of employees and contractors

  • Works closely with efforts led by the Agile Practice Office (APO) to establish effective agile governance approaches, such as assessments, metrics, dashboards and reporting

  • Communicate and evangelize the Agile Practice Office’s vision within their Scrum Master team and with Product and Engineering leadership within their function

  • Analyze the state of the agile teams within the responsible areas to determine Scrum Master resourcing needs and opportunities for improvement of agile practices

  • Responsible for relevant metrics that provide organizational visibility and help the team see how they are doing

  • Encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team of Scrum Masters and their processes

  • Able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management

  • Able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation

  • Must be adept at recognizing team dysfunctions, and then facilitate resolution as needed

  • Partner with Engineering and Product teams in creating and optimizing a fully transparent delivery value stream

  • In-depth knowledge of agile ceremonies and techniques, including sprint planning, retrospectives, sprint reviews, and team health

  • Ensure cross-team coordination, including assisting the organization in process improvements

  • Responsible for ensuring the team’s process evolves within organizational guidelines and standards of practice

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • 5 or more years of strong Scrum Master experience, demonstrating full life-cycle and broad agile framework and practice expertise

  • Strong education, such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a field with direct application to software product development.

  • Complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum, XP and Kanban

  • Demonstrated experience in coaching, mentoring and executing the full range of agile practices including story mapping, backlog grooming, story writing, release planning, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews and retrospectives

  • Knowledge of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) approach and practices

  • Demonstrated experience using agile tools both at the team and organizational levels

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to explain complex agile concepts in straightforward ways to a variety of audiences

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships and proactively collaborate with all organizational roles

  • Excellent self-motivated learning abilities, especially in the areas of leadership and software processes

  • Experience to explain and promote agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous delivery, TDD, BDD and refactoring preferred

  • People-management or demonstrated leadership experience required

  • Experience using Jira to track and make visible sprint backlog work flow preferred

Still Interested?

To ensure that we continue to hire competent, ethical and trustworthy individuals, all candidates must successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to receiving any offer of employment from Nike.

We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online. To learn more about Nike Digital visit www.jobs.nike.com/digital

Qualifications Requirements:

  • 5 or more years of strong Scrum Master experience, demonstrating full life-cycle and broad agile framework and practice expertise

  • Strong education, such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a field with direct application to software product development.

  • Complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum, XP and Kanban

  • Demonstrated experience in coaching, mentoring and executing the full range of agile practices including story mapping, backlog grooming, story writing, release planning, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews and retrospectives

  • Knowledge of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) approach and practices

  • Demonstrated experience using agile tools both at the team and organizational levels

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to explain complex agile concepts in straightforward ways to a variety of audiences

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships and proactively collaborate with all organizational roles

  • Excellent self-motivated learning abilities, especially in the areas of leadership and software processes

  • Experience to explain and promote agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous delivery, TDD, BDD and refactoring preferred

  • People-management or demonstrated leadership experience required

  • Experience using Jira to track and make visible sprint backlog work flow preferred

Still Interested?

To ensure that we continue to hire competent, ethical and trustworthy individuals, all candidates must successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to receiving any offer of employment from Nike.

We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online. To learn more about Nike Digital visit www.jobs.nike.com/digital

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 00402585

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Nike Digital Engineering