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Digital Scrum Master, Local Now

Date: Apr 10, 2018

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

Chances are you have watched the weather to plan your day and news information to stay updated on current events.  Chances are you didn’t realize Weather Group has some of the most advanced and innovative products in video production to bring audiences the best in weather and news information.  Now we are ready to push the envelope even further…much, much further.

Weather Group is taking bold steps to shake things up, both internally and across the media industry.  As the leader in weather information and delivering award-winning AR/VR experiences; our emerging Local Now digital media brand is innovating how audiences get their national and local news.  Local Now delivers locally relevant, nationally compelling video news to communities across the country.  We are looking for a visionary Scrum Master to support this exciting new direction.

Check us out, it’s amazing in here!

Position Summary

The Digital Scrum Master / Agile Project Manager for Local Now is charged with taking our product development teams to the next level in adoption of Agile and Scrum practices. The ideal candidate will bring previous experiences, best practices, and a collaborative attitude to help drive revenue growth and increased effectiveness in value and quality of software we create. The Digital Scrum Master must be able to excel in a dynamic digital media environment and be hungry and poised to drive change within the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze our current Agile processes, prioritize areas of improvement, and work alongside key stakeholders to implement the improvements.
  • Delivering software projects using agile methodologies while having very good understanding of the entire Software Development Life cycle.
  • Facilitate/participate in key Agile rituals and release planning across Scrum teams.
  • Coach team members as needed, including resolving conflict.
  • Communicate project risks.
  • Manage projects in JIRA; providing software training to team members as needed.
  • Monitor and report on key Agile performance metrics to leadership team.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and ensuring information distribution to the right recipients.
  • Execute servant leadership and acting towards getting the most out of self-organizing teams.
  • Above all else, foster and model a collaborative team environment driven to build great software while having fun

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Technology or relative field
  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master) certification, with 2+ years of on-the-job experience
  • 5+ years working with a software development life cycle
  • 3+ Years on-the-job experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially high ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people
  • PMI - Agile Practitioner Certification (PMI-ACP)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A big plus would be the ability to show a proven track record in the industry with contributions to Agile community, maintaining an Agile/Scrum blog or publishing articles on the topic
  • All Core and Enhanced Qualifications
  • CSP (Certified Scrum Professional), CSC (Certified Scrum Coach) or CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) certifications
  • CSPO (Certified Scrum Master Product Owner) certification
  • Dependable, organized, and highly motivated with ability to multi-task
  • Possess positive and professional communication skills with all levels of stakeholders and management
  • Work experience in a Product Development organization
  • Work experience in Digital (Web and/or Mobile)

Disclaimers

Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Hours

The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
 
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. 
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Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


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