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Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Scrum Master in Fairfield, Iowa

Cambridge Investment Research Inc., one of the nation’s top independent broker-dealers, is actively looking for a person who has a passion for Scrum to join the Technology Department for a full time Scrum Master. The Scrum Master works under the direction of Technology leadership and performs a leadership and coaching role in support of application software development efforts, manages and develops software lifecycle processes in an enterprise Scrum organization emphasizing strong team structure, ensures alignment with good software development principles/architecture, and builds and facilitates self-organizing teams. The Scrum Master II coaches and collaborates with partners across all disciplines and skill areas to be a change agent to implement better Agile practices while driving prompt and timely execution of the project plan and Product Backlog.

At Cambridge, our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our financial professionals, their investing clients, and our associates. Our values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness continue to guide us in the decisions we make together every day. For 39 years we’ve delivered innovative financial solutions while offering exciting career opportunities with ongoing professional development.

A national leader as a financial solutions firm, Cambridge’s commitment to long-term professional development in a unique small-town community makes this a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Cambridge has been honored 10 times by our associates as a ‘Top Workplace in Iowa’, and 13 times as ‘Broker-dealer of the Year’ by our financial professionals through Investment Advisor magazine. We are recognized among the leading firms in the financial advice industry as we serve over 3,600 independent financial professionals and hundreds of thousands of their investing clients across the country.

  • Perform Scrum Master duties for two Scrum teams with minimal guidance by a Scrum Master III or Sr. Scrum Master; ensuring standard Scrum processes are performed through active facilitation and by building increased levels of trust with Product Owners, Developers, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Project Manager (PM) and Software Development Manager (SDM)

  • Learning tools and processes with greater complexity that are used by the Scrum Masters to coach teams

  • Support teams by understanding and removing impediments, escalating to SDMs or Senior Scrum Master with clear context of impediments, as well as coaching on successful team performance and interactions

  • Leads Scrum Team on delivery of business capabilities, by gaining ownership of cross-team/cross-value stream projects, and gaining trust of major players in project delivery (Product Owner (PO), Product Management, PdMs, ect)

  • Reinforce team adherence to and coach in support of organizational adoption of proper business process, software development, quality practices, architecture practices, proper integration practices and Release Management process

  • Maintain working knowledge of Agile and Scrum via conferences, seminars, training, webinars, and networking and disseminate information to teams; Utilize said knowledge to train new associates about Agile and Scrum

  • Serve as Scrum process coach within organization seeking avenues for continuous improvement of Scrum and proactively implementing continuous improvement experiments and quick wins

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification preferred

Job ID: 2021-1378

External Company Name: Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

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