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Scrum Master

| Greater Denver Area

Position Details:

We are looking for a Scrum Master who will strategically identify and implement appropriate Lean & Agile processes and lead Agile Ceremonies and identify and escalate impediments. ​CSG is developing a next-generation solution to enable our clients to deliver an unparalleled customer journey across digital, voice, and print channels. If building a cloud-based platform to enable futuristic customer experiences is your passion, this position is for you. We need your technical vision and expertise to realize our goals.

 

Key Responsibilities:

The Scrum Master has primary responsibility for facilitating highly collaborative teams organized around delivering features to support critical business solutions. They act in a servant leadership role for an Agile team(s) focused on scheduling and facilitation of Agile Ceremonies. They are responsible for the identification, escalation, and removal of Team and Enterprise impediments and for establishing and maintaining team workflow. As a Scrum Master, you are responsible to guide the consistent application of Scrum and Kanban practices throughout the WFX Engineering team. Scrum Master will also be responsible to track, measure and report Team progress based on best practices, determining and implementing the ideal Agile practice(s) for a specific team by pulling from a breadth of Agile techniques including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and SAFe. Partner with Leadership to establish a vision and maintain alignment with the WFX Product Releases and Roadmap. Demonstrate expertise at Agile practices on the team, program and portfolio levels. Tactically lead Daily Stand Up, Post-Stand Up, Sprint Design, Demo and Retrospectives. Partner with the Product Owner and Release Train Engineer in Release Planning, Grooming, Pre-Sprint Planning and Scrum of Scrums and the following:

 

  • Guide and coach the teams on Scrum and Agile practices consistent with team standards and helping them achieve their commitments and objectives day to day, sprint-to-sprint
  • Own coaching our team to improve in velocity and Sprint success
  • Anticipate challenges, identify risks and recommend mitigations and solutions. Own and drive those solutions
  • Facilitate and organize Scrum ceremonies – help the team focus on goals, self-organize to achieve objectives, and ensure they fully understand the objectives and commitments
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts with teams by implementing take-aways from retrospectives and implementing concrete solutions to make the teams more efficient and improve delivery success
  • Work with product owners and others to ensure they are well engaged with the team and part of the regular feedback loop
  • Organize and conduct meetings then document decisions and actions to move the project forward

 

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience with Scrum & Kanban Teams in the software development environment
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • 2+ years’ experience with a technology company
  • Experience with Agile and Lean principles to continuously evaluate team workflows and make improvement recommendations.
  • Experience handling a geo-dispersed agile team
  • Knowledge and experience of using tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Experience working in larger scale Agile environments and leveraging SAFe
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • SAFe Practitioner certification from the Scaled Agile Academy is a plus
  • Certified Scrum Master or Agile certification required
  • Experience leading development teams as a manager or team lead
  • Software development knowledge in software development methodologies/processes, design, implementation, and documentation.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge and experience with Stakeholder management
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge and experience level of the Agile roles, artifacts, and ceremonies of Scrum.
  • Highly developed analytical problem-solving skills in choosing effective solutions to aid the team in removing impediments
  • Demonstrates effective communication. Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs.  Listens and is responsive to others. Is transparent with everyone. Provides and is receptive to feedback. Utilizes skills of Crucial Conversations. Encourages open discussions. Keep everyone “in the loop’ and communicates through appropriate channels.
  • Clear understanding and emphasis on customer-centered usability and design
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Be able to track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
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Location

Denver Tech Center! We just moved into a brand spankin' new building with gym, coffee shop, modern accents and our new branding throughout.

An Insider's view of CSG

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

"I love the flexibility CSG offers. They focus on getting the work done and being available to meet business needs. I am able to take the time I need to spend with my family and juggle their many needs. "

Current Employee - via Glassdoor

Senior Accountant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

"People from different teams and with different titles are cooperative and responsive in trying to solve issues."

Current employee - via Glassdoor

Technical Writer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

"Good definition of accountability and open / encouraged around empowerment. Received two professional training opportunities (certification) quickly and welcomed and embraced by my team as well as those around me. Good networking opportunities to get to know others and build relationships."

Current Employee - via Glassdoor

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What are CSG Perks + Benefits

CSG Benefits Overview

Your benefits, your life, your choice. Our benefits offerings are designed and developed especially for you and your family. CSG provides a comprehensive selection to support your good health and well-being. More importantly, we hope they add value to your life. CSG International is proud to offer employee-focused benefit plan options that are robust in design and support a wide spectrum of employee well-being and health care needs. Plan pricing is market-competitive and in line with industry peers. As U.S. companies face the need to more aggressively control health care costs, CSG maintains an employee-focused strategy. We consistently aim to further maximize your savings through specialty programs, Health (telemedicine,) vendor partnerships and carrier-sponsored enhancements.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
CSG makes a $400-$1,200 contribution to your account depending on your family status (single, married, married with kids).
Disability Insurance
CSG pays for a 100% short-term disability plan and an up to 50% of your salary AD&D plan. We also offer long-term disability and supplemental AD&D plans.
Dental Benefits
Our metlife dental plan has 100% coverage on Preventive care, 80% of negotiated fees on services such as fillings, crowns, and bridges and a $1500 lifetime Orthodontia benefit for children under 19.
Vision Benefits
Our Vision Service Plan allows you and your family to save on vision exams, glasses & contacts. Vision exams are covered at 100%, with $20 lenses and an $160-$220 allowance toward frames and contacts.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offers 4 United Healthcare plans, HSAs, CVS/caremark​ prescription coverage, and FSAs. 24/7 counseling & health services, virtual doctors and nurses, and health apps are also provided
Life Insurance
Our UNUM basic life insurance plan is paid by CSG and is equal to one times your annual base salary. We also offer supplemental and dependent plants as well.
Wellness Programs
We also offer programs like 24/7 United Healthcare Health coaching, stop smoking classes, Virtual Visits by Doctor on Demand or Amwell, and 4 mobile health apps to our employees.
Onsite Gym
CSG's new Denver office building provides an on-site gym.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Our Fidelity plans allow you to choose your fund and have Fidelity fully manage, partially manage or not manage your plan at all. We also offer post-tax Roth options.
401(K) Matching
CSG will match up to 5% of your eligible earnings in your Fidelity 401(k). If you have between 5-9 years at CSG, the company will contribute another 1.0% of eligible earnings and 2.5% for 10+ years.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees the option to purchase shares through payroll deduction at a 15% discount off fair market value as of the last day of the month.
Performance Bonus
CSG managers have the ability to offer yearly performance bonuses and spot bonuses to hard-working employees who are going above and beyond. We also offer trips, hard-goods and other incentives.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
CSG offers up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave (maternity + bonding), and 6 weeks of paid bonding leave for spouses/partners, birth mothers and adopting parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
We know everyone's life situation varies. Our employees have the ability to dictate how, when, where they work, as long as it does not interfere with their team, their work, or the business.
Remote Work Program
Every position is varies, but CSG's flexible work schedule has the option to work from home when needed. Some employees choose to work remote a few days a week, while others do so fulltime.
Family Medical Leave
LOA eligibility is based on various factors including number of hours worked per year as well as if an employee has been with CSG one year or longer.
Adoption Assistance
CSG will reimburse up to $5,000 of expenses incurred during the legal adoption of child and provide up to 6 weeks of paid bonding leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
CSG’s salaried employee flexible vacation policy is a result of CSG’s belief that performance and meeting or exceeding expectations are the measure for success, not time spent in the office.
Generous PTO
We offer 4-6 weeks of PTO for non-salaried employees.
Paid Volunteer Time
Whether building new homes with Habitat 4 Humanity, donating blood and goods to the Red Cross or matching our employees’ contributions to their favorite charities we care about our communities.
Paid Holidays
We offer 7 paid US holidays. New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Paid Sick Days
Eligible employees may accrue up to 80 hours per calendar year of paid sick time. This time is often broken up by the hour for doctors visits, taking care of sick kids, etc...
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We want our employees to be comfortable and dress in whatever will allow them to perform at their best.
Commuter Benefits
CSG has partnered with WageWorks to offer you a comprehensive Commuter Benefit Plan.
Company Outings
CSG has company-wide annual holiday parties and other events throughout the year.
Stocked Kitchen
Our office has a kitchen and cafeteria area, on top of that the building has a fantastic coffee shop / bistro in the main lobby.
Parking
Our building has it's own parking garage.
Relocation Assistance
Varies job opening to job opening.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Professional development is extremely important to CSG, as such participation in conferences, trainings and other events are strongly encouraged and often paid for.
Tuition Reimbursement
CSG encourages career and personal development of its employees by providing financial assistance (up to $3,000 annually) for educational opportunities.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Unlimited Vacation, Competitive Parental Leave, 401k Match, Medical Insurance, HSA/FLEX Plans, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Non-Profit Gift Matching Program, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Paid Holidays, Education/Tuition Assistance, Commuter Benefits, Adoption Assistance, Local Memberships & Discounts, Travel Accident & Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, AD & D Insurance, Leave of Absence Plans, Medical, Legal Counseling, Free Health Risk Assessments, Free Flu Shots, Tobacco Cessation Program and More!

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