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Senior Scrum Master

Cox Automotive

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted November 1, 2021.

Primary Location: 3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 218084

The Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving practices and guiding them to more predictable delivery.

The Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments, providing guidance, and supporting Agile teams.

Autonomy Influence Complexity Business Skills Works under general direction within a clear framework of accountability.

Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy.

Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes.

Influences customers, suppliers and partners at account level.

May have some responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources.

Participates in external activities related to own specialism.

Makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives.

Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts.

Investigates, defines and resolves complex issues.

Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications.

Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and nontechnical audiences.

Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives.

Plans, schedules and monitors work to meet time and quality targets.

Rapidly absorbs new information and applies it effectively.

Maintains an awareness of developing technologies and their application and takes some responsibility for driving own development.

Key Responsibilities

– Backlog Management Practices

– Workswith Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices
– Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement

– Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams

– Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination Agile Ceremony Facilitation

– Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams

– Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management

– Teaches new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process

– Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices

– Mentors Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuousimprovement Delivery Team Support

– Removes impediments to the teams ability to perform

– Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions
– Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution

– Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team and encourages healthy team dynamics.

– Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization Page 2 of 3

– Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems Advice and Guidance

– Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery

– Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability

– Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements

– Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

– Coaches the lean-Agile mindset

– Coaches team in Kanban principles and practices

– Facilitates backlog management and refinement

– Helps team develop and adhere to WIP limits

– Facilitates transparency of metrics, impediment removal, collaboration, and coordination

– Facilitates continuous improvement


System Development Management Ability to:

– Continuously seek to improve solution development processes and/or develops new approaches to achieving improvement consistent across the organization.

Advice and Guidance Ability to:

– Maintain an in-depth knowledge of specific specialisms, and provides expert advice regarding their application.

– Supervise specialist consultancy.

Relationship Management Ability to:

– Enable stakeholder engagement/ communications plans, including, for example; handling of complaints; problems and issues; managing resolutions; corrective actions and lessons learned; collection and dissemination of relevant information.

– Use feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management.

– Help develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.

Agile Ceremony Facilitation Ability to:

– Plan the delivery of leaning activities, based on learning objectives.

– Customize formal and informal learning activities, incorporating relevant scenarios and case studies.

– Design appropriate environments, and deliver learning activities to specialist audiences.

– Advice/coach others in learning delivery techniques and options.

Bachelors degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education

– Working experience related industry

– 5
– 8 years of working experience as a Scrum Master

– Working experience in one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), or Kanban

– Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe

– Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional (Desired for lower level
– required for higher) Specializations Kanban Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

– Experience and knowledge working with lean/Kanban teams

– Kanban or equivalent certification

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive.

We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach.

We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone.

Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward.

Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like, Manheim and vAuto.

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses.

Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.

Our primary divisions
– Cox Communications and Cox Automotive
– are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.

Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.

Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow.

Sound intriguing?

Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO).

For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer
– All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.

Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility.

Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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