Job ID: 216457001

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
Bonus/Commission
Yes
Job Description

The Company

WorldStrides is the leader in experiential learning—taking students of all ages around the globe and into some of the most important learning adventures of their lives—with the goal of making them career and life ready for future success.  Our teachers, professors, college administrators, parents and most importantly students give us consistently high satisfaction ratings.

We place a top priority on personal attention and thoughtful service and focus relentlessly on the details. We believe it's not just the exposure to new places and opportunities that changes students' lives, but also the kind of experience they have that has the most impact. We embed interactive learning activities into all of our programs so students genuinely connect with their experiences and retain them.

How do you put your finger on a company’s essence? It's DNA? At WorldStrides you might say that we are passionately by, for, and about empowering students to grow and change. To explore every corner of the world and their personal reflections so they can become all they can be.

The Position

WorldStrides is seeking Scrum Master to provide servant leadership to our IT teams, educate colleagues on agile and scrum practices, and serve as a change agent as we continue through our agile transformation. The Scrum Master will serve on 1-2 teams enabling them to deliver on commitments of scope, schedule, budget, and quality.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Drive adoption and understanding of agile methodologies, including Scrum and Kanban
  • Provide continuous coaching on agile principles and best practices
  • Help teams inspect, adapt, deliver, and mature
  • Facilitate team meetings, including the Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Backlog Grooming, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Support the Product Owner in backlog prioritization and management
  • Supports team in adhering to definition of ready and definition of done
  • Eliminate impediments for the team so they can focus on achieving sprint goals
  • Facilitate or support cross team dependencies
  • Collect, track, and report upon key metrics to evaluate and incent team performance
  • Play an integral role in ensuring releases are handled effectively
  • Identify and escalate risks to project delivery
  • Facilitate estimation and planning activities to ensure team's approach will deliver desired business value
  • Contribute to the broader IT agile/scrum community
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Willingness to step in and fill gaps, as needed

Work Experience

  • 1-3 years experience as Scrum Master
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with agile concepts
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with project and/or technical teams
  • Demonstrated experience coaching and mentoring others in agile

Desired

  • Strong written / verbal communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail and quality 
  • Excellent relationship and collaboration skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging situations
  • Ability to think critically and apply appropriate judgment and creativity to a wide variety of information technology issues
  • Experience with enterprise agile planning tools (e.g. Jira)
  • Experience with enterprise software development preferred

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited University or College
  • Agile certifications (e.g. Certified Scrum Master)

WorldStrides is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

WorldStrides

WorldStrides is the nation's largest and most respected accredited travel organization, helping 400,000 students travel each year to destinations in more than 100 countries. Our programs are marked by exceptional service, a superior safety record, and a personalized approach to educational travel that is unmatched in the field.

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Website:

http://www.worldstrides.org/careers

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