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Scrum Master - Senior Software Engineer

Date:  Nov 12, 2021

Galway, IE

Requisition ID:  30659

About Avaya

Businesses are built by the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are delivered by Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA). Avaya is shaping what's next for the future of work, with innovation and partnerships that deliver game-changing business benefits. Our cloud communications solutions and multi-cloud application ecosystem power personalized, intelligent, and effortless customer and employee experiences to help achieve strategic ambitions and desired outcomes. Together, we are committed to help grow your business by delivering Experiences that Matter. Learn more at www.avaya.com.

About the Opportunity

As Scrum Master you will partner with business and technology teams to drive continuous improvement in cross-functional development processes, and directly lead the team of software developers with accountability for strategy, standards, and delivery execution of the platform/suite of applications. Communication, focus, enthusiasm, and dedication are all personal characteristics highly valued in the role.
This is your chance to join an industry leading team of innovators in the fast paced, exciting and ever-changing cloud space. Work with experienced and talented individuals who embrace new ideas, participate in an open people orientated and engaging workplace culture, and have your work used by and make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. This position offers significant growth potential within an innovative, dynamic and growing global company


About The Responsibility


  • A subject-matter expert in the area of Agile Program Delivery and product technology, have excellent logic and problem-solving skills and a drive to make a difference. The SM will be responsible for removing impediments from their team while promoting self-organizing and constantly improving our quality and standards of work.
  • The Scrum Master is responsible for making sure an agile team lives by the values and practices of our agile delivery practice and is an individual that puts the team before themselves.
  • Responsibilities include;
  • Organize and facilitate planning and other scrum master related activities such as daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives demos etc.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress, including effective planning and utilization of scrum team capacity.
  • Maintain necessary artefacts in support of scrum team and program. Generate and share comprehensive and detailed reports about team performance, objectives and deadlines
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency and radiating information.
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining delivery team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Prevent/Block distractions to the Delivery Team.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution. Empower the team to self-organize. Resolve conflicts and remove impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment
  • Guide and provide encouragement to team members, including communicating team goals and creating an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture
  • Answer team member questions and oversee team member work for quality and guideline compliance
  • Collaborate with product owners and technical leads to enable an effective delivery process
  • 5+ years in program delivery and 2+ years of Scrum Master experience.
  • Thorough understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Understanding of organization’s development platform and languages


About The Requirements

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Strong communication, mentoring and leadership skills, able to communicate details and collaborate effectively
  • Proven work experience as a leader supervising, managing and motivating a team
  • Be self-driven and take on responsibility, when issues arise you are able to proactively roll up your sleeves, pull people together, and tackle them
  • Evidence strong experience with scrum and other Agile development methodologies
  • Demonstrate excellent facilitation and information reporting skills
  • Adapt to a dynamic business environment
  • Knowledge of JIRA or similar would be an advantage


7 - 10 Years of Experience


Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
Advance Degree preferred


Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job brief/description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason. You may also review the Avaya Global Privacy Policy (accessible at https://www.avaya.com/en/privacy/policy/) and applicable Privacy Statement relevant to this job posting (accessible at https://www.avaya.com/en/documents/info-applicants.pdf).