16 days old

Scrum Master

Cisco Systems Inc.
Poland, NY 14747

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Who We Are


Ciscos Customer Experience (CX) organization is one of Ciscos fastest growing teams, and the Customer & Partner Experience (CPX) group is redefining how Cisco delivers value to our customers & partners via our product portfolio. The CX Cloud Transformation Team is charged with cultivating a culture of learning, while exemplifying & enabling leading practices in agility. In this time of unprecedented change, we are looking for top talent to lead business critical capabilities that will redefine success for Cisco and our customers.


In this key role as a ScrumMaster, you will act as the evangelist of all things Agile. You will apply expert judgment to keep teams focused, remove impediments and deliver success in a fast-paced environment. You have a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a delivery-focused, highly collaborative culture within the teams. Success in the role requires you to support and enable the success of your team, develop stellar cross-functional relationships at multiple levels of the organization, promote Agile values, demonstrate established technical skills and eye for business. You should have strong sense of personal accountability and be excited by the challenge of working in an Agile and innovative environment. In this role you will work to improve practices to encourage more predictable delivery and facilitate Agile ceremonies and planning of releases.


By anticipating and identifying impediments (systematic, behavioral, etc.) and working with the right owners to resolve them, you will monitor team outcomes and dynamics while assisting them in improving team performance and agile maturity. You will assist the teams at mapping dependencies with other teams or raising risks while promoting better communication and collaboration. You will help with continuous development and improvement of delivery. You will be a critical driver of CPXs overall transformation to a way of working that is anchored in continuous improvement, agility, design-thinking, and customer-centricity through teams.


What You'll Do

  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies including daily stand-ups, planning, refinement, reviews, and retrospectives with teams, Product Owners and other collaborators.
  • Anticipate and deliberately remove obstacles that slow down or prevent teams from delivering sprint goals.
  • Ensure team(s) maintain focus on quality and continuous delivery.
  • Facilitate and guide (when vital) the teams decision-making process, conflict resolution and mapping risks or waste.
  • Onboard and mentor new team members, provide training or collaborate with Agile coaches to deliver it.
  • Adopt, coach, and evangelize Agile values and principles in the team and across the organization.
  • Drive continuous improvement at team and program level by using data/metrics and feedback loops.
  • Provide go to guidance, clarity, consistency and visibility to the entire CPX organization.


Who You Are

  • 3-5 years of proven experience in the capacity of a Scrum Master, who is capable of running 1-2 scrum teams in a geographically distributed environment. This person should have experience with complex initiatives cutting across x-functional teams.
  • Excellent grasp of portfolio structure and program level Agile, management of dependencies, mapping of risks and big room planning.
  • Experience working with Jira, portfolio Jira and preferably Jira Align
  • Advanced understanding of enterprise software development and/or infrastructure processes and lifecycle; ability to adjust and apply this knowledge in a dynamic environment using agile methodologies.
  • Technical proficiency, and experience with both application and platform components.
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, interpersonal, relationship building skills conducive to collaboration; able to work well in a cross-functional, matrix management environment.
  • Consistent record of building motivated, collaborative and productive teams, including remote team members.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid changes with an ability to stay flexible and adapt as needed.
  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with team level management, technical and non-technical team members alike.
  • One or more related certifications such as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional Scrum master (CSP-SM).


We Are Cisco


#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We adopt digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break, and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take ambitious steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? We do too!


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Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S., unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.
Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

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