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John Deere Scrum Master (m/f/d) in Mannheim, Germany

Welcome to John Deere, the leading manufacturer of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions. With around 73,500 employees worldwide, we generate total sales of $39 billion. Join us and be key in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure.

The John Deere GmbH & Co. KG in Mannheim is looking for a

Scrum Master (m/f/d)

Your Responsibilities

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

  • Identifies, tracks, removes, or escalates impediments to enable team success toward the sprint commitments.

  • Tracks metrics (inputs, outputs, and outcomes) for team; monitors on an ongoing basis and informs key stakeholders as appropriate. Monitors sprint velocity and works with team to determine how they can continue to improve on velocity and recognize additional efficiencies as they mature.

  • Facilitates process to decide which stories will be included in each sprint through understanding team’s velocity and story scope and size. Helps team members prioritize order of user stories they will execute against the product commitments.

  • Assists with resource allocation and effective capacity planning for team to determine what team can take on in any given sprint. Works with product owner, engineering manager, and team to re-balance and re- prioritize work within a sprint.

  • Ensures planning of go-live and deployment activities and facilitates their execution.

  • Facilitates and/or supports Agile framework ceremonies for Scrum teams

What Skills You Need

  • Proven ability to coach and develop others

  • Proactively identifying impediments and experience overcoming roadblocks (technical & business) with strong communication, conflict resolution, and facilitation

  • Technical knowledge to coordinate and deliver technical solutions

  • Experience translating technical concepts into non-technical terms

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

  • Emotional intelligence with the ability to mediate and resolve team conflict and the ability to plan and execute deployment activities at the team level

  • Passion for agile mindset promoting continuous value delivery, quality, technical leadership, etc.

  • Deep understanding of Agile development process, methodology, and scaling with proven and effective facilitation skills with the ability to lead a team in decisioning

  • Ability to escalate impediments to the right level of leadership

  • Understanding of the technologies & architecture of the product area

  • Working understanding of multiple technologies, development methods and systems

    What You’ll Get:

  • an attractive compensation package including variable pay program

  • competitive pension, holidays, life cover/income protection benefits

  • flexible working solutions to balance family and career

  • development and learning opportunities to support current needs and future aspirations

    This exempt position is located in Mannheim vacant as soon as possible.

    We look forward to your application!

    END OF POSTING: June 28th, 2021

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