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Senior Scrum Master

Job ID 21003429 Hyderabad, India

In a world of disruption and increasingly complex business challenges, our professionals bring truth into focus with the Kroll Lens. Our sharp analytical skills, paired with the latest technology, allow us to give our clients clarity—not just answers—in all areas of business.

We embrace diverse backgrounds and global perspectives, and we cultivate diversity by respecting, including, and valuing one another. As part of One team, One Kroll, you’ll contribute to a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel. 

Kroll is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. Our professionals balance analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to help our clients make sound decisions.

As an organization, we think globally—and encourage our people to do the same. That means when you take your place on our team, you’ll discover a supportive and collaborative work environment that enables you to excel. If you’re ready to share your perspective with the world and make a real impact at Kroll, then find out how our approach will change everything for YOU.

At Kroll, your work will help deliver clarity to our clients’ most complex governance, risk, and transparency challenges. Apply now to join One team, One Kroll. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand and elicit requirements
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Construct workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications
  • Define project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases and elements; forming project team; establishing project budget
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; publishing progress reports; recommending actions
  • Create informative, actionable and repeatable reporting that highlights relevant business trends and opportunities for improvement
  • Manage projects scope and timelines
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies product backlog refinement, preplanning, planning, daily standups, sprint reviews, retrospectives
  • Be the point of contact for all internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with product owners to handle backlogs and new requirements
  • Accountable for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology.
  • Resolve conflicts and remove hindrances that arise within the teams in each sprint
  • Help teams to implement changes effectively
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Guide development teams to higher scrum maturity
  • Configure and maintain an agile project management tools (Azure Devops, JIRA, ServiceNow)
  • Coach and mentor team members on agile standards and best practices, e., Lean, Kanban, Scrum, DevOps etc.
  • Challenge and improve the operation of the team, improving their performance and capabilities.
  • Assist and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog
  • Support the agile transformation together with Agile Working Group
  • Support the team to improve their technical work by reviewing results and establish lessons learned as well as track the improvement
  • Arrange daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process

Skills to Succeed:

  • University degree and at least 3-7 years of experience as a Scrum master in a global organization
  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master) is required
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
  • Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks (Crystal, XP etc.) is added advantage
  • Ability to track and remove impediments.
  • Should be expert in estimation and planning. Should know how to create useful, reliable, and practical plans for software development projects.
  • Ability to forecast the deliverables possible in an iteration, based on evidence and reliable sources.
  • Recognize and rectify team issues - especially related to capacity and velocity within and across sprints.
  • Experience with process improvement & Inventory control
  • Proven experience in effective planning & stakeholder management
  • Excellent written and client facing communication skills

In order to be considered for a position, you must formally apply via careers.kroll.com.

Kroll is committed to equal opportunity and diversity, and recruits people based on merit.

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