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Senior Scrum Master

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 87



Position Summary

Provide servant-leadership and mentorship to a cross-functional agile team. Apply Lean/Agile principles and frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban Method and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)) to guide and serve teams that deliver technology solutions. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitate team organization and ceremonies (e.g., sprint planning, daily scrums/stand-ups, sprint/iteration reviews/demos and retrospectives)
  • Coach team members on Agile values/principles, such as collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and transparency
  • Identify and remove any impediments/distractions that interfere with the team's ability to deliver against their commitments
  • Facilitate the creation and adoption of working agreements and definitions of done, including the use of appropriate tools, standards and best practices
  • Ensure the Kroger Technology team tracks and communicates team progress and metrics to the appropriate audiences
  • Facilitate and enable an environment of collaboration and creativity, and empower the team to self-organize around achieving their commitments
  • Support/empower the Kroger Technology team to make appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition
  • Challenge and enable the Kroger Technology team to continuously improve through intentional Lean and data driven inspect and adapt cycles (retrospectives)
  • Protect the Kroger Technology team from uncontrolled injection of work, and ensure changes are evaluated/intentional
  • Define and promote quality practices to ensure components, services and applications delivered by the Kroger Technology team meet performance expectations, allow for graceful degradation and are appropriately scalable (vertical or horizontal) for Kroger's expected growth pattern
  • Escalate associate problems to the team lead/management
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practices
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience serving as an active scrum master
  • 2+ years of experience in an agile environment in other roles; such as quality assurance, development, product owner, or as an agile coach
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to coach/empower a team to reach their highest potential
  • Excellent team player and team builder
  • Ability to communicate/collaborate with associates at all levels of the organization and with diverse personality types
  • Ability to build a high-performing team while managing interpersonal conflicts, challenges and opportunities for growth
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic and time sensitive work environment
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
  • Exceptional communication, organization and time management skills
  • Self motivated, creative and effective in empowering team members to propose solutions to complex problems
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Professional Scrum Master certification, Scrum Master certification
  • 2+ years of experience in a software development organization
  • Bachelor's Degree in a business or technology-related program

    Education Level: None
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time

    Regions: Any; General Office- Cincinnati; Mid-Atlantic; Midwest; Mountain; South; West

    Jobs at Foods Co.:  At Foods Co, our people make us who we are. They are more than just our associates, they’re part of the communities we serve. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities in every area of our operation. Whether you want to create a fast, fun and friendly shopping experience for customers in our stores or you want to be part of our innovative corporate team at our headquarters in Los Angeles, Foods Co is always looking for outstanding associates. Our associates enjoy competitive pay and excellent benefits, along with a positive work environment built on mutual respect and professionalism. If you are interested in building and advancing your career with Foods Co, we invite you to complete an online application today.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: QA, Quality Assurance, Technology, Quality

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