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John Deere Scrum Master in East Moline, Illinois

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - East Moline

Function: Information Technology

Title: Scrum Master - 62070

Your Responsibilities

As a Scrum Master for the Dealer Operations team, you will act as a "servant leader" of an Expert Services scrum team by removing impediments and helping the team remain successful and on schedule. In addition, you will:

  • Drive tactical team-level improvement as part of the scrum process

  • Understand business strategy, objectives and technology to ensure development work is prioritized by business value, work is aligned with objectives and help the team overcome development roadblocks

  • Work independently receiving oversight during critical decision points or issues

  • Select tools, frameworks, and methodologies for team-level activities, within established guidelines

  • Manage one scrum team

  • Facilitate efforts of large and complex features that may involve integrating the work of 1-2 teams

  • Understands a business unit's products, services and basic business processes, and help determine the role the team can play to support their success

  • Responsible for teaching and enforcing the values and principles of Agile, while promoting self-organization and constantly improving our standards of work

  • Identify, track, remove, or escalate impediments to enable team success toward the sprint commitments. Monitors sprint velocity and works with team to determine how they can continue to improve on velocity and recognize additional efficiencies as they mature

  • Assist with resource allocation and effective capacity planning for team to determine what team can take on in any given sprint

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

Proven Technical Skills and Experiences

  • Proven ability & technical knowledge to coordinate & deliver technical solutions

  • Ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms

  • Understanding of the technologies & architecture of the product area

  • Possesses familiarity with multiple technologies, development methods and systems, and a basic understanding of programming languages

Interpersonal, Leadership and Teaming Competencies, Product Knowledge

  • Proven ability to coach and develop others

  • Proven ability to remove roadblocks (technical & business) for teams

  • Strong communication, conflict resolution, and facilitation skills

  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with a wide variety of teams and leaders

  • Ability to influence without authority to resolve impediments across teams and products

  • Ability to plan and execute deployment activities at the team level

  • Learning Agility / Innovative - desire and openness for continuous technical learning and identifying areas for application

  • Growth mindset - willingness to deal and thrive in uncertainty

  • Recognized Agile certifications such as Certified Scrum Coach

Education (or equivalent work experience)

Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or IT

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.