Sr Scrum Master/Agile Coach (Remote)

| Greater Denver Area | Remote

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.


IHS Markit is seeking an adept Senior Scrum Master 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 servant leadership and scrum methodologies for scrum teams. Incumbents in this position will partner with the Development, Infrastructure and Product Management teams for coaching on core scrum ceremonies and principals.  In addition, we are looking for someone who can coach and facilitate agile learning with newly formed teams.


The ideal candidate will be one who leads by example and knows how to bring out the best in people and use data driven metrics to foster relentless improvement in agile teams. As a member of E&PD, there will be opportunities and expectations to work with other Scrum Masters, the RTE and other agile leaders to facilitate and implement scrum best practices. You will present and communicate team status to the technology leaders and Executive team.


General Job Responsibilities

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

  • Manages and provides facilitation of scrum 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 agile duties as required.


Specific Job Duties

  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and training as required to teams and individuals supporting those teams on scrum ceremonies.

  • 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 SAFe methodologies.

  • Facilitate program increment planning, sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos with their teams.

  • Assess the agile maturity of the team and focus on relentless improvement 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.

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

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

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

  • Guide the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

  • Work with other Scrum Masters and Agile leaders to ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams.

  • Work closely with cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams.

  • 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.

  • Scaled Agile (SAFe) certification a plus.

  • 5 years’ 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.


What We Offer

  • Competitive base salary, bonus plans and equity.

  • A comprehensive, benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match with no vesting period, parental leave and 3 volunteering days each year. For more information on benefits, please access the benefits page on our careers site:

  • For work locations in the state of Colorado, the anticipated base salary range for this role would be between $75,440 and $100,000. Compensation will be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the applicant.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

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 sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
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) 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
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 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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