Lead Scrum Master

Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to modernize the nation's housing finance system while being part of an inclusive team using new, emerging technologies. Here, you will help lead our industry forward, enhance your technical expertise, and make your career.

Job Description

As a valued colleague on our team, you will provide expert advice and guidance to the team on the Scrum process and product lifecycle, train team members in understanding and using Agile methodologies, and define product scope and goals.

The Capital Markets Technology - Scrum MasterLead role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:
  • Guide team members on how to use the Scrum process and Agile practices.
  • Lead team members to ensure product vision and goals are met, and communicate product workflow to keep colleagues informed every step of the way.
  • Identify organizational roadblocks that limit team productivity and quality, and provide feedback to management, so we can improve, innovate, and move forward.
  • Lead team members on the continuous improvement of Agile practices.



Minimum Required Experiences
  • 4+ years of Agile Software Development experience in Financial industry, with experience/ knowledge of key agile techniques including SAFe, Kanban, Scrum, Lean, XP and other industry best practices
  • Experience in implementing agile processes within a large organization
  • Experience working at an organization going through an Agile transformation
  • Experience with scaled Agile environments (i.e. SAFe)
  • Experience as the hands-on Scrum Master, Release Train engineer (RTE), Agile process coach in a program/portfolio
  • Experience with PI Planning, facilitate scrum ceremonies for the teams (S1, Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo)
  • Experience with facilitating the discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work on multiple platforms to achieve desired functionality.
  • Experience in coaching/teaching team members on use of agile techniques. Directly observing team activities, guides them through Agile discovery and learning and helps raise and solve impediments, risks.
  • Experience in promoting the agile mindset in agile teams. Challenging and removing organizational and cultural impediments, constantly guiding teams in discovery and learning.

    • Lead a scaled Agile implementation leveraging SAFe or various Agile frameworks
    • Serve as the Chief Scrum Master/RTE or coach in a program/portfolio.
    • Serve as the servant leader for the team to ensure clear communication and organization of the team/program, along with maintaining the production backlog and release plan
    • Establish cadence for sprints and program increments and facilitate the core scrum ceremonies and best practices (Planning, Retrospective, Refinement, Review/Demo, the Scrum of Scrums, release planning workshops, and program inspect and adapt workshop).
    • Facilitate the discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work on multiple platforms.
    • Acts as a conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting
    • Serve as Agile knowledge source within the organization. Resolve organization impediments and deflect external interruptions.
    • Identify and attack organizational impediments which limits team productivity and quality and defining transformation vision and goal. Develop solutions and resolve the most complex issues, as necessary.
    • Responsible for the continuous improvement of Agile practices in an Agile program. Identify and provide trainings to promote Agile maturity
    • Coach and mentor scrum masters in the program, responsible for the continuous improvement of Agile practices including scaled Agile

    • Experience using Agile tools: Jira, Confluence, Miro, Mural, Whiteboard, Microsoft Teams
    • Familiar with Lean Agile toolkits/Templates (e.g., Value stream mapping, Epic Template)
    • Knowledge of DevOps tools and Technical domain is a plus

    Desired Experiences
    • Bachelor degree or equivalent

    • Scrum Master Certified: CSM and/or CSP-SM
    • SAFe Agilist (SA) or SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) or SAFe Consultant (SPC)

    Additional Information


    The future is what you make it to be. Discover compelling opportunities at Fanniemae.com/careers.

    Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at careers_mailbox@fanniemae.com.