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Swift Transportation Senior Scrum Master in Phoenix, Arizona

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Drive the execution of one or more scrum teams and own progress, quality and timely feature delivery, along with managing dependencies across teams. Build strong partnerships to drive a data-driven continuous improvements culture.

  • Ensure assigned Scrum teams achieve planned commitments through accurate forecasting and eliminating impediments and friction over time.

  • Drive Scrum practices and ceremonies effectively

  • As lead point of contact for escalation issues, develop an escalation/remediation plans for assigned Scrum teams.

  • Analyze, monitor, measure, and report progress of the team by leveraging team execution metrics.

  • Foster a continuous learning environment, based in data, and helping teams to inspect & adapt.

  • Conduct training and workshops to improve quality of story writing, story estimation, product and capacity planning.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional groups including internal stakeholders and external clients and vendors to plan, scope, develop and deliver new platform features, enhancements and technology-based solutions.

  • Identify trade-offs between short- and long-term benefits to drive shared vision between the Team and Product Owner.

  • Keep internal stakeholders briefed, publish weekly status reports and share timely statuses with external clients and vendors where applicable.

  • Refines and updates technical and business skills and experience through work assignments, advanced technical and business training, attending professional and business industry conferences and actively participating in professional organizations.

  • Proactively work to assist others in achieving the organization's objectives.

  • Skills: Must embody Agile core values of openness, courage, respect, focus, and commitment. Must be experienced at infusing Agile principles, practices and methodologies to achieve team success. Must be able to initiate, plan, execute, and guide the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria within a specified time. Must be able to communicate thoughts, concepts and practices effectively at all levels, adjusting as needed to a target audience. Must possess proven ability to continually improve and share learning with others.

  • Education: Bachelor's or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required. Certified Scrum Master (CSM) required. ICAgile Certified required. Certified Scrum Product Owner required.

  • Experience Required: 10+ years or extensive agile experience in a variety of roles (Agile Developer/Practitioner, Scrum Master, Product Owner) required. Advanced knowledge and experience with multiple Agile delivery frameworks (e.g., Kanban, Scrum, XP, Lean, SAFe, DevOps) required.

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