EY Scrum Master - Assistant Director in Kochi, India

Scrum Master - Assistant Director

Core Business Services

Requisition # KOC000OW

Post Date 6 days ago

Job Summary:

There’s no argument that as technology has evolved, many business operations have become simpler and more efficient. Intelligent, data-driven conclusions are being made on a scale never seen before — but as this technology escalates, so too does the need to stay one step ahead of the competition. As an IT professional within EY Client Technology – EY’s technology enablement services organization - you’ll play a key role in that mission, driving collaboration and improving the delivery of business solutions for client service.

Essential Functions of the Job:

· Successfully execute projects to agreed schedule, budget and scope using Agile methodology

· Exhibits the behaviors of a Lean-Agile Leader at http://www.scaledagileframework.com/lean-agile-leaders/ with a Lean-Agile Mindset at http://www.scaledagileframework.com/lean-agile-mindset/

· Challenge the old norms of development in order to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity

· Facilitate all team meetings, including (where applicable) the Daily Stand-up, Iteration Planning at http://www.scaledagileframework.com/iteration-planning/ , Team Demo at http://www.scaledagileframework.com/team-demo/ , and Iteration Retrospective at http://www.scaledagileframework.com/iteration-retrospective/

· Support the Product Owner to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy intra-team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope

· Focus on ever-improving team dynamics and performance. Helps the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Escalates people problems to management where necessary

· Communicates with management and outside stakeholders. Helps protect the team from uncontrolled injection of work

· Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions, addresses resource issue and disobedience of scrum practices

· Removes impediments so the team can focus on the work at hand and follow scrum practices

· Work within defined governance processes

· Manage external contracts and suppliers where required

· Ensures that quality project standards are met as prescribed by IT Services through the effective implementation or use of approved processes, methodologies and deliverables

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

· Proactively identifies risks and issues; and implement the most appropriate solution

· Possesses advanced analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple – often conflicting – demands on a project, simultaneously

· Applies superior business knowledge/understanding to manage and meet sponsor and customer needs

· Identifies potential points of contention for missed deliverables; creates and implements strategy to mitigate shortfalls in timeline and budget

· Identifies unstated customer expectations

· Escalates to management/governance, as appropriate

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

· Experience of managing IT projects and personal accountability for delivering projects to time and cost

· Expertise in Project Management and Agile methodology, tools and templates

· Track record of customer focus, based on openness, trust and delivering on promises

· Experience across packaged and bespoke systems and infrastructure

· Skills to manage one or more scrum teams / projects simultaneously

· IT background with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all project phases

· Knowledge and use of industry-standard project methods, tools and techniques

· Strong team working skills across client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams

· Strong communication and inter-personal skills including negotiation

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills - must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing

· Demonstrates commitment to IT methodologies, processes and standards for project management / Agile methodology

Supervision Responsibilities:

· Demonstrated experience in managing teams

· Coaches, mentors and supports team members, as needed

Other Requirements:

· Extended and unsociable hours may be required to meet target schedule dates

Job Requirements:


· A degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience


· 12+ years in a corporate IT environment

· 2+ years of experience in Scrum Master role

Certification Requirements:

· Experience leading Agile projects strongly preferred – SAFe, Lean Agile, Scrum or XP

· Project management certification is preferred (PMI/CAPM or PMP)