The Scrum Master is a member of an Agile hardware development team and reports to the Director of Engineering as a member of the extended leadership team. The Scrum Master - Hardware role is a leadership by influence role that helps the team self-organize, self-manage, and achieve its goals via a balanced combination of effective Agile, Lean, Scrum, and Project Management practices in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment. The Scrum Master is expected to support several teams and drive the performance metrics of the teams. The Scrum Master understands, effectively applies, and coaches Agile and Lean principles within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The Scrum Master creates and maintains an environment for continuous learning and relentless improvement. The Scrum Master helps Product Owners to maximize value ensuring product backlog is in a good condition, prioritized, and clear for all. They are expected to use a variety of techniques for effective backlog management and ensures product planning is a continuous process. The Scrum Master helps the agile team coordinate dependencies with other teams and communicates status of these dependencies as needed. The Scrum Master collaborates with other agile teams to identify, promote, and adopt best practices and lessons learned to optimize team and program performance. Essential Functions: Functional: * Initiates and fosters collaboration, communication, and team building * Helps assure the team follows Scrum best practices and product development processes * Helps the team achieve and improve in areas including quality, predictability, flow, and velocity * Effective, transparent, and timely communication to all levels of the organization, * Enables visibility and awareness of high-level schedules and critical path progress tracking and reporting of major hardware deliverables * Maintain relevant metrics that help the team and program * Balances changes in direction or requirements and injected work while protecting the team so the team can achieve committed objectives * Collaborates with Product Owners to ensure team execution and performance are aligned with business objectives * Keeps current and well informed on engineering methodologies and technologies relevant to our industry through personal research, training and seminar participation. * Demonstrates a willingness to work in a diverse set of development frameworks, including Agile (Scrum), Kanban, and waterfall, as the business demands. Leadership: * Helps to create a culture of openness, honesty, and transparency across the organization * Helps manage the teams relationships with outside stakeholders * Collaborates with engineering managers to build an agile culture in teams * Helps protect the team from uncontrolled injection of work * Ability to deal with conflicts, failure, and protect team Interpersonal: * Maintains a positive demeanor during periods of uncertainty, pressure, and conflict * Acts as a model for addressing conflict and barriers to collaboration * Demonstrates servant leadership, facilitating and coaching rather than directing * Works to empower teams and individuals
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