Scrum Master

  • Capital One
  • Vienna, VA, USA
  • Aug 30, 2018
Full-time Agile Data Architecture Data Science DevOps Information Technology (IT) Project Management Quality Assurance (QA) Scrum

Job Description

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Scrum Master

In the Scrum Master role, you'll ensure your teams’ delivery success by leveraging the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/etc.) to enable predictable, quality delivery while maintaining a focus on the continuous improvement of the team. The Scrum Master will optimize team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team.

General Responsibilities

  • Ensures team(s) maintain focus on quality and continuous delivery
  • Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments and progress
  • Understands and coaches the team on delivery controls/compliance to minimize operational/reputational risk
  • Understands and supports the product and technical strategies
  • Stays current on domain architecture and targets to identify upstream/downstream dependencies and to support the team in risk management
  • Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required)
  • Supports team’s automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)/DevOps journey
  • Integrates Agile & Lean principles into team practices and work products
  • Coaches PO/team on backlog refinement and prioritization
  • Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve
  • Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery
  • Understands and encourages team's engineering innovation and improvement (XP engineering practices, Dev Ops, etc.)
  • Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • Acts as an Agile mentor/coach to other Scrum Masters or any Agile role
  • Actively seeks and participates in a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training and independent study to further develop self and community

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 2 years of Agile experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Scrum Master 
  • 4+ years of experience facilitating Agile teams on technology projects 
  • 3+ years of experience using JIRA (or VersionOne)
  • 4+ years of experience managing projects 
  • 3+ years of experience with Enterprise Architecture projects and Open Source activities
  • 1+ year of exposure or experience with release train engineering

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.