Scrum Master

  • Full-time

Company Description

MicroStrategy transforms organizations into intelligent enterprises through data-driven innovation. We match smart people to dynamic projects and technologies that truly challenge their talents. Curious and creative in outlook, our success is built on the talent and energy of smart and driven people. MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a worldwide leader in enterprise analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications.

Job Description

The Role:  As a Scrum Master, you will play an integral role in the delivery of MicroStrategy software to the market.  You will lead a group of Technology delivery teams to effectively reach corporate goals in a fast-paced, agile environment to deliver secure Business Intelligence and Analytics software to our customers.

Your Focus

  • Champion Agile software development best practices, acting as a coach to multiple Scrum teams.
  • Support the Product Owner in grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Track and communicate team status and progress via internal reporting, as well as other information radiators to the team, management, and stakeholders, ensuring it accurately reflects the current state.
  • Take responsibility for managing dependencies between the Scrum team and others, collaborating within the Scrum Master network, especially concerning items necessary for product release.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and responsiveness to complete work and solve problems, with a strong drive to persevere when faced with ambiguity.
  • Proactively remove or escalate roadblocks to allow team progress.
  • Maintains relevant metrics to help the team monitor their performance.
  • Encourages continual improvement by conducting retrospectives to help team efficiency and product quality.
  • Coordinates timely response and support to production line customer issues, when escalated.
  • Participates in the project release estimation process.


Required Experience and Skills:

Motivation, Innovation, Passion, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer-Focus 

You should also bring the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineer, Systems Engineering, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Software development and/or Project Management experience in a technical environment across multiple teams using Agile methodologies.
  • 5 years of hands-on Scrum Master experience (backlog management, iteration planning, performance measuring).
  • CSM/PMP certifications preferred.
  • Experience using Rally Software or other Agile software tools (VersionOne, Jira), and collaboration tools such as Confluence preferred.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, time management, and influencing skills.
  • Highly collaborative, and consistently demonstrate exceptional written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills, with ability to change framing and focus based on audience.
  • Capable of presenting to an executive audience.
  • Large/enterprise application development experience using Agile methodologies.
  • Able to resolve conflicts, facilitate discussions, propose viable alternatives, and consider different approaches.
  • Situational Awareness ­- must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management if they cannot be actioned independently.
  • Persistent drive for continual team and self-improvement.
  • Quick learner ­- must be able to quickly gain a high-level understanding of the technical and business domains of the Scrum teams.
  • Passion for creating an environment for a successful agile team.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work under minimal supervision are required.
  • Desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business teams about technical development to gain business trust.


Additional Information

MicroStrategy is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex age, genetic information, or any other legally-protected basis.

MicroStrategy is an Equal Employment /Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us about your interest in employment at 703-848-8600.

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