• Scrum Master

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Requisition ID 2018-4017
    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview

    A Brand That's What's Now

    Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  


    A Workplace To Match

    We think you'll like it here. 

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


    Essential Requirements

    • Education: Four-year degree in project management field or related experience.
    • 5 years working in/with software development with 1-year as scrum master or similar role.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced agile development environment leveraging continuous integration and test driven develop­ment and on a team responsible for delivering multiple projects.
    • Understanding of agile development, and basic fundamentals of iterative development, test-driven development, and continuous integration.
    • Strong understanding of the basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures.
    • Experience reporting and creating dashboard that allows outside stakeholders to gain visibility into project progress and status.
    • Experience planning with engineering teams and organizing work in agile environments.
    • Understands the importance of commitments to delivery and milestones made by the development team.
    • Understands Scrum, Kanban, backlog tracking, velocity, acceptance criteria, and task definition.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical team members, internal and external.
    • Knowledgeable and adaptable; willing to roll her or his sleeves up and take on missing roles needed by the engineering team to “get the job done”.
    • Understanding of the roles of teams outside of engineering that are involved in releasing software and the value and responsibilities of each of these teams.
    • Works across teams outside of engineering, such as product ownership, business analysts, creative, quality assurance, security, and/or project management to find solutions and answers to any issues that engineering encounters.
    • Assertive in making sure that proper processes and principles are being followed and that the correct people and teams are being involved in decision making and solutions.
    • The first to notice potential issues, differences, missing requirements, and quality defects; elevating concerns and risks to proper stakeholders and management.
    • Facilitates constructive discussions around blockers and risks, working to resolve conflicts and find alternate solutions to challenges.
    • Integrates seamlessly into assigned team(s), promoting self-organization and helping to improve the work management of the team without dictating.
    • Facilitates transparency of engineering work, growing trust between delivery partners, product owners and stakeholders.
    • Assists in resource and project planning by reporting on current engineering availability, active tasks, and sprint velocity.
    • Manages work and project responsibilities by assigning tasks to internal individuals and external teams.
    • Promotes individual responsibility internally and externally by overseeing the lifecycle of assigned tasks while allowing teams and individuals to work under their own processes.


    Preferred Requirements

    • Knowledge of retail industry
    • Experience working on engineering teams or with engineers.
    • Adaptable with a hunger to continually improve, learning new tools and techniques to better serve the team.
    • Understanding and familiarity with other development methodologies other than agile, and ability to speak intelligently about them.
    • Experience developing and delivering software in an enterprise environment.
    • Experience with Atlassian tools, such as JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, and Stash.
    • Experience with common third party software development tools, such as GitHub and Asana.



    As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.



    Notification to AgenciesPlease note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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