Scrum Master, Analytics

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota US

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Job Number: 3681

Requisition Number: 14775BR

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External Description: JOB SUMMARY:
The Polaris Analytics Organization works with business leaders across the enterprise to drive optimized strategy using data. The Analytics Scrum Master works closely with key members of the Analytics teams to efficiently deliver results across multiple sets of stakeholders. You are passionate about driving business value with analytics, and helping a team transform its operating model and track progress.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Chief Product Owner and Product owners with backlog grooming
  • Facilitate sprint planning, Kanban/Board management, and sprint reviews
  • Ensure cross-team coordination
  • Work with Polaris business and other IS groups for impediment removal
  • Develop/maintain metrics that help the team see how they are doing (i.e. backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition)
  • Act as liaison between business partners, IS partners and Analytics team members
  • Foster improved communication between the functions
  • Act as a project manager when necessary, as the Analytics team moves from a waterfall to an Agile operating model
  • Ensure the team is functional and productive, helping self-forming teams keep each other accountable
  • Develop team understanding of common Agile practices and better development practices
  • Develop team understanding of incremental delivery, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Shares knowledge, coach and mentor
  • May eventually serve as technical lead in the area of expertise
  • May have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of others
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills, both in directing the technical team and updating leadership

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
General:
  • Having a working understanding of:
    • fundamentals of iterative development in an Agile Framework
    • general software development processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
    • Agile/SCRUM values and manifesto
    • incremental delivery and the value of metrics
    • backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
    • common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
  • Advanced ability to act as servant leader cross-functional teams and drive work to completion
  • Demonstrated experience managing and delivering projects in a corporate environment
  • Advanced leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written including presentations and negotiations with Senior IT and Business leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to craft and present clear, concise and convincing messages appropriately targeted to the specific audience

Specific:
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related field (or equivalent working experience)
  • SCRUM Master Certification Required
  • Desired: Data Science and Business Intelligence experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate status and issues effectively both verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization
  • Expert Level skill of using Agile enabling tools such as Jira, Kanban Boards, LeanKit
  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, working knowledge of MS Teams (or Slack), SharePoint and Visio required
  • 5+ years of previous project management experience in corporate environment required
  • 2-4 years of managing product deliveries in Agile Environment, including proficiency in SCRUM rituals and tools
  • Knowledge of manufacturing or powersports industry is helpful

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About this location

This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

About Polaris

Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don't just create products - they are part of a lifestyle. It's the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris' innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Minneapolis

State: Minnesota

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