Scrum Master

Job Description

About Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence (ACTI)

ACTI is a global team that spans 13 countries and 4 continents and speaks more than 30 languages. We are passionate about delivering intelligence analysis, and providing industry-leading analytic insights, cyber context, and critical services our clients need to achieve their business-line and strategic-growth initiatives. We know success is only possible by developing and supporting our most-critical resources: our talented analysts, developers, and supporting team members. We value creativity and entrepreneurship in our team; where possible, we back staff initiatives with opportunities and investments. We enjoy the hunt. We strive to automate and innovate while working with powerful resources and differentiated data. Above all else, we value an egoless approach to guiding our clients as they navigate their businesses through all aspects of the cyber domain.

You are passionate about cybersecurity and intelligence analysis. You stay abreast of the latest threats, recognize the value of intelligence, and believe it should drive operations. You are a devoted team member who is always willing to lend a hand, mentor a colleague, or increase our global team's awareness by sharing your knowledge and approaches with others. You are productive, easy to work with, and understand that adherence to a good process is key to excellence.

Job Description

The Scrum Master is an important member of ACTI's engineering team. This role centers around enabling activities to foster the development and growth of high-performing agile teams.
In this role, you will work closely with engineers in agile teams to deliver constant value against business objectives. The Scrum Master will facilitate and champion the agile software development process by leading daily standups, backlog grooming meetings, sprint planning meetings, sprint reviews, and retrospectives. The Scrum Master works closely with the product owner to ensure business requirements are clearly defined and prioritized.
The successful candidate has excellent communication skills, has a solid understanding of cyber security practices and principles, and has the technical acumen to drive continual innovation within the engineering team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies such as product backlog refinement, preplanning, planning, daily standups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives for multiple agile teams
  • Collaborate closely with the product owner to prepare and clarify the product backlog
  • Lead collaboration initiatives with developers, stakeholders, product owners to translate business objectives into user stories and development efforts
  • Help draft precise, actionable user stories with clear acceptance criteria
  • Assist in developing product strategies that deliver customer value and drive business growth
  • Lead teams through story grooming, decomposition, and development estimation
  • Coach and mentor team members on agile standards and best practices
  • Configure and maintain an agile project management tool (JIRA, etc.)
  • Challenging and improving the operation of the team, improving their performance and capabilities
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving
  • Support the team to improve their technical work by reviewing results and establish lessons learned as well as track the improvement
  • Facilitates getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work


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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • College degree or equivalent program completion in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Network Security, Information Security, Information Technology, or Mathematics, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a product manager in an Agile development environment
  • Minimum 3 years as a Scrum Master
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a PaaS / SaaS cyber threat intelligence environment


Required Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with strict attention to detail.
  • Leadership abilities, including the ability to positively influencing cross-functional team members.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external customers to determine requirements and assess business priorities.
  • Attention to detail and deadline-focused.
  • Ability to effectively manage tradeoffs between costs and schedules versus business benefits.
  • Excellent analytical and data management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Formal Agile training or certification, such as PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Scrum Alliance, Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) or Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) training and certifications.


Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud offerings.
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes and container orchestration.
  • Knowledge of software architecture principals, graph analytics and network engineering concepts.
  • Experience with the Atlassian tool suite.
  • Healthy energy level with a positive attitude.


Professional Skill Requirements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

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Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement
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If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.
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Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

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Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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Basic Qualifications

  • College degree or equivalent program completion in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Network Security, Information Security, Information Technology, or Mathematics, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a product manager in an Agile development environment
  • Minimum 3 years as a Scrum Master
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a PaaS / SaaS cyber threat intelligence environment


Required Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with strict attention to detail.
  • Leadership abilities, including the ability to positively influencing cross-functional team members.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external customers to determine requirements and assess business priorities.
  • Attention to detail and deadline-focused.
  • Ability to effectively manage tradeoffs between costs and schedules versus business benefits.
  • Excellent analytical and data management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Formal Agile training or certification, such as PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Scrum Alliance, Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) or Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) training and certifications.


Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud offerings.
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes and container orchestration.
  • Knowledge of software architecture principals, graph analytics and network engineering concepts.
  • Experience with the Atlassian tool suite.
  • Healthy energy level with a positive attitude.


Professional Skill Requirements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement
Requesting An Accommodation
Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.
If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.
Other Employment Statements
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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About Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence (ACTI)

ACTI is a global team that spans 13 countries and 4 continents and speaks more than 30 languages. We are passionate about delivering intelligence analysis, and providing industry-leading analytic insights, cyber context, and critical services our clients need to achieve their business-line and strategic-growth initiatives. We know success is only possible by developing and supporting our most-critical resources: our talented analysts, developers, and supporting team members. We value creativity and entrepreneurship in our team; where possible, we back staff initiatives with opportunities and investments. We enjoy the hunt. We strive to automate and innovate while working with powerful resources and differentiated data. Above all else, we value an egoless approach to guiding our clients as they navigate their businesses through all aspects of the cyber domain.

You are passionate about cybersecurity and intelligence analysis. You stay abreast of the latest threats, recognize the value of intelligence, and believe it should drive operations. You are a devoted team member who is always willing to lend a hand, mentor a colleague, or increase our global team's awareness by sharing your knowledge and approaches with others. You are productive, easy to work with, and understand that adherence to a good process is key to excellence.

Job Description

The Scrum Master is an important member of ACTI's engineering team. This role centers around enabling activities to foster the development and growth of high-performing agile teams.
In this role, you will work closely with engineers in agile teams to deliver constant value against business objectives. The Scrum Master will facilitate and champion the agile software development process by leading daily standups, backlog grooming meetings, sprint planning meetings, sprint reviews, and retrospectives. The Scrum Master works closely with the product owner to ensure business requirements are clearly defined and prioritized.
The successful candidate has excellent communication skills, has a solid understanding of cyber security practices and principles, and has the technical acumen to drive continual innovation within the engineering team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies such as product backlog refinement, preplanning, planning, daily standups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives for multiple agile teams
  • Collaborate closely with the product owner to prepare and clarify the product backlog
  • Lead collaboration initiatives with developers, stakeholders, product owners to translate business objectives into user stories and development efforts
  • Help draft precise, actionable user stories with clear acceptance criteria
  • Assist in developing product strategies that deliver customer value and drive business growth
  • Lead teams through story grooming, decomposition, and development estimation
  • Coach and mentor team members on agile standards and best practices
  • Configure and maintain an agile project management tool (JIRA, etc.)
  • Challenging and improving the operation of the team, improving their performance and capabilities
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving
  • Support the team to improve their technical work by reviewing results and establish lessons learned as well as track the improvement
  • Facilitates getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
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COVID-19 update: The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

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