Principal Scrum Master at IHS Markit Digital

| Greater Denver Area
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At IHS Markit, we are building a software solution that connects data in revolutionary ways, illuminating answers that were previously impossible to find and empowering our clients to envision the future, so they can determine the best course of action in the present. We are disrupting the current digital transformation landscape with state-of-the-art AI developed by a passionate team to explore and push the boundaries of digital transformation technologies.

 

Our development team architect and design high-availability, scalable, and fault tolerant systems that are decoupled and easy-to-maintain. A core part of our development philosophy revolves around Microservices and the DevOps model. All our new products are developed using a microservice architecture, are containerized, and are then deployed on container management systems such as Kubernetes. The developers on our teams subscribe to a DevOps model where time-to-market functions as a vital measure of our performance, productivity, and success. We are committed to stay ahead of the curve and we are always looking at new technologies that can enhance our product offerings.

 

Position Summary

 

IHS Markit is seeking an adept Principal Scrum Master/Agile Coach based in Denver, CO who will report to the Executive Director of Software Development for our currently unreleased digital transformation solution. The primary responsibility of this position is to support the effective development and delivery of software systems/products using Agile methodology for the benefit of our customers and colleagues. Incumbents in this position will partner with the Development, Infrastructure and Product Management teams. In addition, we are looking for someone who can act as a thought leader for all things Agile. The ideal candidate will be one who leads by example and knows how to bring out the best in people and to act as a galvanizing force for our Engineering & Product Design (E&PD) business line in terms of sharing and growing Agile knowledge. The candidate will constantly be thinking about how to improve the process using a data driven approach. As a member of E&PD, there will be opportunities and expectations to deliver Agile training, providing coaching, and serve as a mentor to teams and individuals for both remote and local teams, as well as other Scrum Masters in the project. You will present and communicate team status to the technology leaders and Executive team.

 

General Job Responsibilities

  • Assesses Agile program-level and team-level maturity and provides recommendations for raising maturity levels.

  • Manages and provides facilitation of Agile ceremonies for a suite of commercial software products across the organization.

  • Facilitates and coordinates work on projects/programs by all the internal and external parties involved.

  • Focuses on results and delivery.

  • Performs other duties as required.

 

Specific Job Duties

  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and training as required to teams and individuals supporting teams at all levels of the organization

  • Serve as Scrum Master for up to two Agile teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work and delivering more business value

  • Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style and lead by example. This person should be extremely knowledgeable in and personify Scrum and Agile

  • Facilitate program increment planning, sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos

  • Assess the agile maturity of the team and organization and coach the team to higher levels of maturity

  • Work to identify a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization and provide real-time feedback to the teams on such matters

  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on problem solving

  • Ensure and facilitate cross-team coordination

  • Will work on identifying and tracking work items and issues, identifying bottlenecks, assessing and managing risks

  • Maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing, and report team progress to senior management

  • Strongly serve and support the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers

  • Will lead a Scrum teams to perform planning, development and testing on a large software development, implementation, and integration projects

  • Reach out to the larger company network or guide the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment

  • Coach and mentor other Scrum Masters in our product team as needed. Ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams

  • Work closely with cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams

  • Guide and coach the Scrum team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values and on self–organization to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks

  • Continue to grow by learning new tools and techniques

  • Occasional regional travel may be required

 

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s in computer science, related field or equivalent experience

  • Second-level Agile Certification (CSP, PSM II, etc.) preferred

  • Ten years of relevant experience in a variety of roles

  • At least five-year’s experience serving as Scrum Master on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)

  • Strong knowledge of relevant agile metrics and charts (e.g. burndown, velocity, burnup, CFD) and ability to interpret them and provide appropriate guidance and coaching to the team

  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burn down techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

 

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Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

 

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

 

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

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We may consider Upslope Brewing and OZO Coffee our external conference rooms. If food trucks are your jam we have plenty right outside our doors!

An Insider's view of IHS Markit Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Uniqueness and creativity can be seen in all areas here! We have a digital community bulletin board where you can buy, sell, or post just about anything (seriously, anything!), a company sponsored picnic that includes spirited cornhole competitions, and regular group outings like running or cycling, before, during, or after work.

Marj

Executive Director, Sales

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My teammates and I come from a diverse set of backgrounds and combine our unique perspectives to provide innovative solutions to problems. As a result, our products push new boundaries and delight our clients.

Jason

Product Management Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned to appreciate and be intentional. My teammates are always ready to help each other find a better workflow, learn new tools, and support each other emotionally. This culture of support and collaboration inspires me to contribute by creating amazing work for our clients and being creative in connecting with colleagues intentionally.

Juwon

UI Designer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our culture promotes hard work while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. We all love spending time working together on challenging projects, and when the time comes to get away, the support is felt throughout the company. Whether it's an extended vacation or volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!

Corwin

Associate Creative Director, UI Design

What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We each get 3 days a year to volunteer and will help match you with existing opportinities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have ample opportunities to join committees! We've got guilds, a Pride committee, a crafting club, a book club, a green team, a parenting community and several more.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Restricted share unites (RSU's) may be grated recognizing performance.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life happens and we trust our colleagues to get the work they committed to done.
Remote Work Program
COVID-19 has provided us the opportunity to quickly acclimate to working remotely and we are establishing new guidelines as we continue to learn.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
We all want the opportunity to learn and grow. You and your manager can talk about what makes sense for you and your team.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

To name a few...pet insurance, ECO pass, loaner bikes and secure bike storage, showers + locker room onsite, food trucks every day and regular visits from Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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