27 days old

Lead Scrum Master - P205349

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

By developing and enhancing cloud security services, the Cloud Security Products delivery team strives to create awesome products and services that protect our public cloud environments while providing security insights directly to cloud developers. We deliver high quality cloud security products that allow cybersecurity to operate and contribute to business value streams.

By developing playbooks to automate manual security processes, the Security Automation Products delivery team manages, operates and enhances the security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform. SOAR combines technical capabilities and software with built-in processes to improve the management of security alerts within the Cybersecurity organization. The automation enables Cybersecurity to execute a sequence of tasks related to security workflows without human intervention, streamlining processes such as incident response by automating time-consuming, manual tasks.

In this role, the Scrum Master will work directly with technical developers, testers, product owners, product managers, engineers and architects to ensure rapid product delivery across the Cloud Security Products and Security Automation Products delivery teams.

This position will be based in our headquarters in Riverwoods, Illinois with the flexibility of working a few days a week remotely.

The Scrum Master (SM) is a servant leader enabling their team to work as effectively as possible. Removes bottlenecks and issues that slow down the team's progress. Coaches the team to own and continuously improve their process and practices. Facilitates mandatory scrum team meetings and ensures scrum practices are adhered to by the team.


  • Facilitates team activities, including daily stand-up meetings, grooming, sprint planning, demonstrations, release planning, and team retrospectives.
  • Manages sprint release deliverables and proactively identifies and resolves impediments.
  • Ensures sprint releases stay on track and updates sprint activities in Agile planning and execution tracking tool.
  • Communicates Agile team's progress, dependencies, and impediments.
  • Participates in program increment (PI) planning events.
  • Identifies dependencies between Agile teams then communicates and resolves dependencies.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Agile, Scrum, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Agile, Scrum, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Foundational skills in Cybersecurity and/or Infrastructure
  • Agile certifications (CSM, SSM, PSM, SASM)
  • Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Public Cloud

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-07-25 Expires: 2019-09-05

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