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Scrum Master



It is an incredibly exciting time to join the Guardian team as a Scrum Master / Agile Practitioner as you will be on the forefront of not only our journey to scale agile, but also be part of the largest technology enabled transformation in our history. This means you will have the rare opportunity to help advance agile thinking in an organization eager for change, while making a meaningful impact on a high value opportunity.

As part of these efforts, the Scrum Master is responsible for guiding, coaching, and supporting an Agile product team in the delivery and realization of business value across the program portfolio.

Success will be achieved by leveraging your Agile experience, leadership and coaching skills, bringing a positive attitude as well as the understanding for building cross-functional relationships to deliver process and technology solutions within a complex global environment.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Partner with the Product Owner to align team with product vision, sprint goals and priorities.
  • Facilitates the scrum process for project teams (to include supporting the development and management of the product backlog, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint execution and all other Scrum events)
  • Anticipate and aggressively remove obstacles that slow down or prevent work completion.
  • Mentor and coach team members in Agile values and principles
  • Build team cohesion and foster open and honest team communication.
  • Collect, report, and refine agile metrics to quantify and communicate team performance.
  • Ensure that teams are effectively executing against the highest value priorities.
  • Providing "go to" leadership, transparency, and visibility.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Business, Computer Science, closely related field, OR equivalent in work experience.
  • Proven experience with Agile processes to deliver projects.
  • Experience in working with internal and external customers/resources (Product Owners), strong stakeholder management.
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach, getting things done, accountability & ownership, prioritizes own workload.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience working with system integrator partners.
  • Experience with Agile ERP implementations
  • Experience with ADO (preferred), Jira, or similar
  • Experience working with modern application architecture (cloud, APIs, and similar)
  • Proven experience developing an agile mindset in yourself and others.
  • Proven experience in recognizing blockers, impediments, issues, risks, and dependencies in all phases of an agile project and applying appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Team player able to have a positive impact that can work with individuals at all levels in an organization.
  • The ability to build trust and openness in interactions within and outside the team
  • Ability to motivate others to achieve goals and generate confidence whilst respecting and supporting colleagues and team members to reach their full potential.
  • In-depth knowledge of agile estimation and planning techniques

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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