Sr Scrum Master

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Summary

Spire is seeking a highly experienced Scrum Master to work in the St. Louis or Birmingham office.  This position will focus on realizing success through high-performing teams, supporting teams and other scrum masters across the Agile Release Train (ART) and responsible for the delivery of sprint goals and objectives through a collaborative partnership with Product Owners.    

Duties and Responsibilities

Supports the Product Owner in managing the team backlog

Coordinates dependencies with other scrum masters/teams

Support the RTE in preparation and participation in ART events and sync’s, gather metrics for reporting, and train execution

Take a leadership role in facilitating ART events to assist RTE such as plan and facilitate I&A event, leading SOS or PO Sync as requested

Lead establishment of Agile initiatives, standards, and practices in the Agile Operations Community of Practice

Facilitate various Communities of Practice as they are formed to drive innovation and relentless improvement

Identify opportunities for the teams to increase their agile or technical skills and work with RTE or managers to execute

Coach other scrum masters to increase their knowledge of agile and agile practices

Understand and help define instances when standardization across teams is needed for cadence and synchronization

Ensure the team follows it’s working agreement, agreed upon processes (Scrum, quality, WIP limits, and process rules), and definition of done

Address and eliminate impediments that are outside the team's authority

Assist the team in preparation for PI Planning, Demo's, and Inspect and Adapt

Shield the team from outside distractions

Facilitate the team's progress toward team goals including coaching in planning, story writing, and pointing work to enable predictability

Challenge the norm to improve performance in quality, predictability, flow, and velocity

Teach problem solving techniques and facilitate troubleshooting issues

Focused on improving team dynamics. Helps the team resolve interpersonal conflicts and challenges, and identifies opportunities for growth

Assist the team in following Spire's change management process including ensure approval for migration to PROD is documented and complete

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Demonstrate servant leader mindset

Ability to coach on Agile values and principles, accountability, and quality practices

Deep understanding of Agile values and principles and the ability to translate that knowledge to practices

Understand and operate within lean budget guardrails

Recognize the need for and drive the team to relentless improvement

Foster psychological safety in the team

Demonstrate Lean-Agile thinking

Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the team

Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s degree in a related field

SAFe Scrum Master experience preferred

SAFe certifications as an RTE, Product Owner, Scrum Master and/or similar required

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

Minimum 6 years of experience leading a product development team using agile/scrum required

Minimum 8 years of related work experience playing an active role in technology delivery and business analysis

Physical demands, environment and schedule

Hybrid Remote/Office environment

Work performed primarily during business hours, with off-hours support required at times

Some Travel may be required as teams are disparate across locations

Competencies

We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

 

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.


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