Senior Scrum MasterDescriptionFounded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy at , International Connections Academy at , and Pearson Connexus at . In 2017, Connections Education brings full-time online and blended schools to 65,000 students across the U.S. and abroad and delivers online courses to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries will receive online learning from Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland, and was named a Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year and a 2013 Best Place to Work by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company, Pearson.Department SummaryWe are a key component of the business of Connections Education. By providing a sophisticated platform and innovative web applications that support the educational activities of thousands of students, educators, parents, and administrators, we are changing how the world learns.Here are just a few of the ways that our products are used:Educators create and deliver curriculum and monitor and respond to student progress.Students learn, collaborate, and receive individual attention and assistance.Parents monitor and participate in their childrens learning activities.Administrators support the needs of educators, students, and learning coaches.We need people that support Connections Educations core values of being brave, imaginative, and decent. Always keeping these values in mind is a big responsibility but ultimately a meaningful and important mission. If youre interested in joining this endeavor, read more.QualificationsBachelor's Degree or 3 to 5 years of job-related experience in software development utilizing an Agile framework.3 plus years of experience as a Scrum Master with a real-world understanding of Agile and its application, supporting tools, and processes.Holds a current Agile certification - PMI-ACP, Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified SAFe Agilist (SA) equivalent, or higher.Maintains active membership in Agile organizations to enhance skills and learn new techniques.Experience with Agile techniques including, but not limited to, relative estimation and sizing, value/effort prioritization, user journey identification, and mapping, value stream identification and mapping, change management, portfolio, and program management, continuous delivery, DevOps, customer centricity, and key design thinking.Experience with Agile project management tools Azure DevOps, Jira.A strong ability to thrive in a fast-paced technology environment.Experience in creating Agile training and workshop material.Able to effectively manage conflict leveraging different techniques for resolution.Understand all elements of an application life cycle, including incremental planning, continuous elaboration, integration and deployment, and release management.Strong servant leadership abilities with effective relationship and team-building skills.Strong abilities for tracking team metrics and key KPIs.Proven ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) and interface with leadership and external departments to manage expectations and deadlines.Strong presentation and facilitation skills.Must be organized, confident, analytical, self-motivated, and self-directing with a proven ability to identify priorities and propose solutions to achieve desired results with minimal supervision.Proven experience coaching and mentoring teams and individuals to help them adopt Agile practices with continuous improvement.Must have excellent situational awareness, the ability to remain calm under pressure, and be cognizant of how you are perceived.Experience and a strong understanding of Scaled Agile Framework version 4.6 a plus!#LI-POSTPearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Primary Location: US-MD-ColumbiaOther Locations US-MA-Boston, US-NC-DurhamWork Locations: US-MD-Columbia-Grantchester Merriweather 10960 Grantchester Way Two Merriweather Columbia 21044Job: Project/Programme ManagementOrganization: North America ConnectionsEmployee Status: Regular EmployeeJob Type: StandardJob Posting: Oct 14, 2020Job Unposting: OngoingSchedule: Full-time RegularReq ID: 2009469Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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