DDM - Deseret Digital
  • 06-Nov-2017 to 05-Jan-2018 (MST)
  • Technology
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Deseret Digital Media (DDM) is the online division of Deseret Media Companies that manages KSL.com, DeseretNews.com, DeseretConnect.com , FamilyShare.com, among others. The sites collectively reach over tens of millions of unique users and nearly 350+ million page-views each month. The organization has a uniquely values-based mission and seeks to be strategic to its owner The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All candidates need to fully support the company's mission statement: "To be trusted voices of light and truth reaching hundreds of millions of people worldwide".

DDM is currently seeking a junior to mid-level scrum master to work on various scrum teams. This position will report to the senior scrum masters.

DDM is expanding and improving its agile software development practices with, among other things, more dedicated scrum masters. Things move fast here and our scrum masters get to work with a variety of projects and teams related to KSL.com and DeseretNews.com. We're looking for someone whose feet are wet with scrum, who believes in it and who is passionate about continuous improvement.

Scrum teams at DDM vary in size, technologies, agile maturity and challenges. Scrum masters at DDM are empowered by senior management and need to have strong focus on:

  • Continuous inspection and adaptation
  • Coaching scrum team members and stakeholders
  • Recognizing, removing and avoiding impediments

Ideally, this scrum master:

  • Worked previously in a scrum environment for at least one year
  • Stands up for agility and scrum (i.e. can demonstrate to scrum team members, stakeholders and executives why scrum roles, artifacts and events are designed for success)
  • Has experience influencing others to action without authority
  • Earned CSM certification within the past three years
  • Understands common agile software development practices
  • Has product development team experience in any capacity
  • Thirsts for continuous improvement and learning
  • Values open collaboration work environments
  • Has worked with offshore development teams

Why DDM?
In addition to all the standard things that happen to be great at DDM, like competitive wages, opportunity for growth and advancement, stability, and super benefits...

  • We care about our contribution to the world. We not only care about the health of the business, we care about our impact on other humans. It's right in our mission statement – more than once.
  • We take work/life balance seriously. No, really. We do. We care about what we do and we expect the work to get done on time, but we know there are extremely, vitally important things about your life outside of work, and we want you to take those things just as seriously.

At a minimum:

  • You're a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
  • o If certified, you must be willing to recertify upon hire, depending on Scrum Alliance REP or length of time since training
  • o If not certified, you must be able to show from experience you have the knowledge required to promote and coach scrum, and also be willing to get certified upon hire
  • You have a clear understanding of both waterfall and agile methods
  • You have a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in business, behavioral sciences, technology or other related field

This job is a great opportunity for a performance-driven, detail-oriented individual interested in a dynamic and growing organization. He or she should also be motivated by the organization's broader mission and be able to develop relationships with all members of the team. If this sounds like you, submit your resume today.

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