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Banfield Pet Hospital Scrum Master in Vancouver, Washington

Summary and Qualifications:

The Scrum Master works with multiple development teams and partners to build software and drive value for its users by coaching, facilitating, encouraging, and influencing a culture of continuous improvement while delivering value to our customers. The Scrum Master is essential to the Software Development Life Cycle within the Agile methodology.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. withinself and team.

  • Facilitates daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo andretrospective meetings.

  • Resolves conflict and facilitates conversation by focusingon scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.

  • Forecasts the numbers of deliverables possible in aniteration based on evidence and reliable source.

  • Performs reliable and practical estimation and planning forsoftware development projects.

  • Guides teams on how and when to use Agile practices to drivevalue to customers. Clearly communicates “why” Agile to teams, partners, andstakeholders.

  • Helps team or individual to clarify goals and actions toachieve them.

  • Shields team from outside distractions andinterferences. Assists with internal andexternal communication and improving transparency.

  • Ensures the correct use of scrumprocess.

  • Identifies and helps remove impediments to the success ofAgile transformation and growth.Coaches, mentors, and evangelizes Agile best practices across theorganization.

  • Guides the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrumpractices and values to delight customers.

  • Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can beraised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis onhealing and problem-solving.

  • Responsible for strong leadership and mentoring numerousassociates across a variety of teams.

  • Enacts change & continuous improvement to increase theproductivity of the team and quality of deliverables. Leads and coaches the organization in itsscrum adoption.

  • Manages and delivers complex projects

  • Other job duties as assigned.

Special Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.

  • Project timelines and work volume/ deadlines may oftenrequire more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job.

  • Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering,mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the Englishlanguage) to perform the duties proficiently.

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral,or diagram form and to solve problems involving several variables.

  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb aswell as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.

  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexteritywith the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate necessaryequipment.

  • The noise level in the work environment is normallymoderate.

  • Environment where pets are present.

Experience, Education and/or Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, ComputerScience, Business or related field of study required, or the equivalentcombination of education, training and experience that provides the requiredknowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Agile and Scrum Alliance Certifications is required.

  • Minimum four years software development is required.

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least 4years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrumprinciples, practices, and theory is required.

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal,FDD, etc is preferred.

  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agiletechniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, ContinuousTesting, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games is preferred.


Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Banfield Pet Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield location.

Job: Information Technology

Title: Scrum Master

Location: Washington-Vancouver-Banfield

Requisition ID: BAN000HM