EDF Renewables North America, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, is a leading North American independent power producer boasting over 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. Our mission is to deliver renewable solutions to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.
EDFR is seeking a talented, experienced Scrum Master to work as the software delivery expert for EDFR-built solutions. As a Scrum Master the individual will lead software delivery teams and be the liaison between Product Ownership, Project Governance, and the Development/Implementation Teams. Working independently, the individual is capable of leading by role or influence, as well as fulfilling or supporting many different roles on an iterative software development team including Project Manager, Scrum Master, Quality Analyst, Business Analyst, or Functional Analyst. The primary responsibilities of this role include working with stakeholders to understand their business requirements, building and managing the product backlog, and successfully leading agile projects through their respective life-cycles.
Define and work within an agile project governance framework (e.g. establish team cadence, run ceremonies, facilitate backlog refinement sessions, etc.)
Forecast sprint iterations with the Product Owners and concerned business partners
Lead the agile software delivery team, manage issues and mitigate risks
Support and coach teams on agile/scrum practices by using a servant leadership style and leading by example, ensuring the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
Be the functional and subject matter expert for the solution and act as the liaison between Product Ownership, Project Governance, and the Development/Implementation Team
Work with the Product Owner to define the product by identifying requirements and thinking critically about what will make it successful; write user stories that effectively communicate the Product Owner’s requirements and that are easily consumed by software development teams
Work with the engineering team, in particular the Solution Architect, to define and validate the technical approach, strategy and deliverables for the project as well as define the level of effort for estimates
Keep the teams focused - shield the team from outside distractions and interferences
Attend and lead meetings; provide project status reporting to management; assist with testing scenarios, and validate results
Prepare and deliver presentations and work products/prototypes
Perform technical analysis to determine present and future business performance
40% - Working with Product Owners to maintain prioritized backlog
40% - Supporting software delivery teams with Agile ceremonies
15% - Providing status reporting to stakeholders and management
5% - Other duties as assigned
Supervision of Others:
This position will not have any direct reports.
Bachelor’s in computer science or related field or 4+ years of relevant work experience
6+ years of experience in Agile Software development as a Scrum Master, Project, Product or Program Manager
Experience in all phases of product, software, and testing lifecycles
Ability to serve as a liaison between both business and technical teams to drive effective, timely solutions that fulfill both strategic and operational needs
Skilled at defining and documenting business and functional requirements for ongoing system enhancement initiatives in iterative software development environments
Strong investigative, analytical and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
Strong knowledge in software delivery: Agile, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP and Lean
Experience participating in and facilitating discussions to discover solutions, capturing and transforming business and technology requirements into high-quality User Stories and Acceptance criteria
Ability to proactively identify risks, and drive action to mitigate and resolve issues
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a vast array of information
Experience leading all Agile ceremonies including: sprint planning, review, demo, and stand-up sessions
Strong understanding of the renewables market a plus
Physical Requirements -
Ability to view video display terminal images < 18” away from face for extended periods of
time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and telephone.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
Ability to lift, tug, pull up to fifteen (15) pounds.
95% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment. 5% of time is spent outside of the office visiting vendors’ and/or internal customers’ sites in additional to attending various conferences and meetings.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.