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Scrum Master

Date:  Dec 7, 2022
Location: 

Galway, IE

Requisition ID:  33335

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.

 

Who is Avaya? 
Avaya is a global leader in digital communications products, solutions, and services for businesses of all sizes delivering most of its technology through software and services. We enable organizations around the globe to succeed by creating intelligent communications experiences for our clients, their employees, and their customers. Every minute of every day, we power positive and productive interactions that drive customer loyalty, team collaboration and business success. Find out more at www.avaya.com
We’re focused on Innovation without Disruption, removing barriers, and placing our customers best interests at the forefront of everything we do. The world is evolving in technologically exciting ways, and Avaya's Solutions & Technology organization is the company's global team responsible for the innovation and development of Avaya's contact center, unified communications, and collaboration products and services. We strive to lead revolutions in how businesses leverage the cloud, artificial intelligence, automation, and mobility. 
We aren’t just focused on customer experience, we also prioritize employee experience, and we work hard to engage and empower our people throughout their career with us. We’re seeking the best minds to shape and transform how the world connects, and you’ll have the exciting opportunity to kick-off your cloud engineering career in an open and collaborative culture, working globally with like-minded people in our key hubs in Hungary, India, Ireland, and the USA. #PrepareToWin #ExperiencesThatMatter

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.

To be successful in this role you will have to be 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. 

About the Responsibilities

 

  • 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.
  • 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

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

 

  • 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

Avaya Benefits


Well-Being We provide comprehensive health insurance plans that include medical, dental and vision for you and your family, in many countries. We also provide wellness and employee assistance programs.

Recharge & Refuel We work in a dynamic environment, and we recognize the need for you to take a break and recharge. We encourage employees to use our generous time-off policy on a regular basis.

Continuous Learning Grow your skills with access to on-demand platforms and enhance your diversity lens by participating in a program that fully funds you for a cultural immersion in another country.

Growth & Development A feedback loop is important as you grow in your role and career. We schedule frequent check-ins with you and your leaders to help you identify your path to success.

Giving Back We recognize Avayans for their time and effort spent impacting causes within their communities. And we host an annual, company-wide Month of Giving.
 

Education

Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
Master degree or equivalent experience

Equal Opportunities & Privacy Statement

 

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).

 

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