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Lead Scrum Master

Thomson Reuters Project Management 12/21/2017 12:35:56 PM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description

FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business, is the world’s leading provider of online legal information and Internet marketing solutions for law firms.  FindLaw has grown significantly since its establishment in 1995, now employing more than 1,000 talented people with global operations in the United States, India and the United Kingdom.

FindLaw’s effective and innovative Internet marketing solutions include award-winning websites, custom video, online attorney profiles, social media solutions, search engine marketing and online advertising to help attorneys grow their business by connecting them with people who need their expertise.  FindLaw also owns and operates, the number one destination for consumers with legal needs with more than six million visits each month and home to the largest online legal directory of lawyers.  As a trusted source, consumers turn to to learn about a legal topic, solve a legal problem or find a lawyer.

FindLaw fosters a dynamic and customer-centric work culture that thrives on innovation and collaboration.  With a distinct focus on attracting and retaining the best talent, the business strives to create an environment that encourages ongoing career development and learning opportunities for employees.  As a result, FindLaw boasts the industry’s largest team of online experts, from content editors, Web designers, writers, engineers, SEO strategists to a national network of sales consultants who are committed to delivering excellence for its customers.

At Thomson Reuters, we deliver intelligent information quickly and efficiently, so professionals have knowledge to act. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and scientific, healthcare, and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and facilitate project chartering, planning meetings, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, iteration and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings.
  • Communicate with management, architects, developers, testers, product managers, infrastructure and production support on product deliverables and issues.
  • Maintain relevant metrics that guide the development team to become more efficient in their processes and work. Communicate team velocity and iteration/release progress.
  • Responsible for building the team, commitment towards achieving iteration objectives and viewing team needs above everything else.
  • Provide timely project status updates to management, initiating escalation processes when necessary.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and transparency/visibility.
  • Identify and remove barriers to work, prevent distractions.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.  Empower the team to self-organize.
  • Provide coaching to staff with management guidance.
  • Collaborate with the technology manager to forecast resource needs.
  • Provide feedback into project team performance with a special focus on agile competencies.
  • Drive continuous improvement within the team and department by putting retrospective feedback into action.
  • Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major Computer Science, Information Technology, or Business related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years in delivering software products and 3+ years in a Scrum Master or similar role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable communicating with development teams, Product Owners and Senior Management.
  • Effective facilitation and conflict resolution skills – must be able to facilitate discussion of multiple options and drive resolution.
  • Solid to expert understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures.
  • Prior success in building effective Scrum Teams and transforming team culture to deliver exceptional value to customers through the use of Agile practices.
  • Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as delegated.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment both locally and with other geographical locations.
  • Positive attitude, independent problem solver and fast learner.
  • High level of personal accountability demonstrated by commitment, resiliency and drive to help the team achieve deliverables.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interface with business customers and team members.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Req #: JREQ095679
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Job Function: Project Management
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