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Scrum Master - Digital Operations Factory Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis

 

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

 

 

We are seeking thought leaders to join an innovative, problem-solving team to pioneer technology that will directly impact Xcel Energy’s bold vision to be carbon free by 2050. At the Digital Operations Factory, we’re driving cultural and technological change within the organization with the mission of leading Xcel Energy to a carbon-free 2050. Come be a part of the energy revolution! You'll work with inspiring, bold, and thoughtful technologists to deliver transformational change in an energetic environment open to fresh ideas. Using an approach grounded in agile scrum and design thinking, we're building greenfield technology that introduces efficiencies across clean-energy sectors of Xcel Energy’s core business. We’re acting as an independent, agile entity with a startup mindset to pave the way for change. We're reinventing Xcel Energy's technology foundations, setting up a cloud environment that is able to launch new capabilities into production weekly, and delivering enhanced customer and employee experiences.

Want more information? Watch this video to learn more about our commitment to change and our roadmap for innovation. Watch Video

 

Position Summary

 

As a Scrum Master, you play a critical role in the success of your team and your product line. You will facilitate the conversations and ceremonies for your team, coach your product owner and technical team members on agile practices, recommend solutions, and build a high-performing team. On any given day you can expect to: 

  • Help your team understand agile best practices and coach your teammates to embrace agile methodologies. Constantly working to identify areas of improvement, facilitating retrospectives, and reinforcing continuous improvement. Embedding lessons learned into your teams’ ways of working. 
  • Support the Product Owner in grooming and maintaining your product backlog, ensuring that user stories it contains are prioritized, well defined and ready to be worked on by your team.  
  • Remove impediments to success or identify support to remove them, assuming a leadership role when engaging with other scrum teams. 
  • Facilitate and/or assist in all team ceremonies (stand-ups, refinement, sprint planning, retrospectives, and demos), and representing your team in group ceremonies. Bringing forward questions, risks, and issues with other scrum masters. Utilize team feedback and metrics to identify improvement areas 
  • Help to implement maturity and good practices gathered from across the enterprise, contribute to the advancement of Agile practices in the organization 
  • Work in agile management tools and ensure that your team is following portfolio standards. 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Science, Business or related field, or 4 years of experience equivalent to the position.
  • Seven years of related functional experience.
  • Experience with Project or Product delivery practices, including SDLC, Agile, and Waterfall.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and document functional and non-functional requirements and build strategies based on business needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend innovative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement through lean and agile practices.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of end-to-end process and system capabilities, as well as industry standards and emerging technologies and methods.
  • Strong understanding of technical, functional, and operational details of respective solutions.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build functional and technical subject matter expertise, process and tools expertise, and drive consistency in processes.
  • In-depth knowledge or the ability to quickly attain expertise on core IT components within the respective domain.
  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill set, and able to translate between technical and non-technical concepts.
  • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a regulated utility or similar regulated industry 
  • Certified Scrum Master 
  • Experience in Jira, Confluence and/or Jira Align 
  • At least 2 years related work experience in project or product delivery, product management, software delivery or business operations 
  • 2 years’ experience as a scrum master and/or agile coach for an active delivery team applying scrum methodology 
  • 2 years’ experience with agile frameworks such as Agile Scrum, SAFe, Kanban, LESS or similar 
  • Excellent people and project management skills. 
  • Coaching skills and ability to motivate teams. 
  • Effective communication and presentation skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

 

 

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Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

 

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
    

 

Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Technology Services || 56200:IT-Digital Ops Factory || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 per year

 
This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

 

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Requisition Number: 47965

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

 

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