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Scrum Master

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description


What we are looking for
As a person you will be passionate about the possibilities of data and its value for business. Appreciate the mix of strategic thinking and turning architecture trends into practice. Energized by working both independently and interdependently with the architecture network and cross functions. Motivated to work agile and being open to the change. Share and live the IKEA culture and values
You have proven advanced training in Computer science or equivalent and scrum master certified. Demonstrable knowledge of Scrum principles in theory and practise. You have at least 5 years of experience as Scrum Master. You have the experience of using work management tools such as Jira and different Scrum patterns and techniques.
If you have experience and knowledge as below is preferred,
· Experience as a software developer
· Knowledge of IKEA Brand, culture, values and way of working
You have knowledge in following areas:
· Experience with agile development practices and working in scrum teams, in which requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing cross-functional teams.
· Extensive knowledge of Scrum events and artefacts
· Intermediate knowledge of software development practices and execution within an retail, e-commerce & digital channels environment
· Knowledge of IKEAs corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people
We believe that you have the ability to lead, motivate and influence teams particularly in complex and challenging environments. Uses sound judgment to make timely and effective decisions. You have proactive in problem solving particularly in navigating through blockers and obstacles. You are able to build, maintain and collaborate in relations across multiple functions and seniority levels, continuously improve and shape the agile approach to suit the Digital organization. Excellent team working, collaboration and communication skills. You have the ability to understand the complexity of IKEA business and the role of technology as an integrated part of the business.


As a Scrum Master, you need to guide and coach the scrum team, ensuring the team applies scrum principles appropriately and that the agile events take place.
You will:
· Responsible for organization of the product teams to ensure that key scrum events take place and are effective in achieving their purpose
· Participate/lead key scrum events as part of the capability area cadence and ceremony schedule
· Organise and run sprint planning meetings, ensuring the team reach a collective agreement on the user stories that will be accepted into the sprint (i.e. there is an agreed sprint backlog and sprint plan)
· Organise and run the daily scrum meetings (stand ups) and ensuring there is active participation from the team
· Provide transparency and visibility on the team’s activity/progress through the use of shared tools and reports
· Track and use empirical data of scrum team story points commitment and completion through historic sprints to inform estimating and drive for improvement in overall velocity
· Identify and remove any potential impediments/blockers to the delivery of the agreed sprint commitment and manage any emerging dependencies throughout the sprint, escalating where necessary
· Advocate and demonstrate the benefits of the Agile Process in the wider organisation and build agile capability, both across the organization and within the Digital organisation
· Work across initiatives within INGKA Group