Full Time
powertofly approved What Freddie Mac Has to Offer:

Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Benefits include:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Home benefit program
  • Student loan repayment benefit
  • Paid parental leave
  • At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you’ll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

    As part of Freddie Mac’s return to the office pilot, all employees, contingent workers and visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be on-site unless they have an approved accommodation.

    Position Overview:

    Freddie Mac has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scrum Coach within Single Family Securitization in the Information Technology Division. Our team is made up of talented individuals who thrive in an ambitious work environment and enjoy applying their problem solving skills. The role will provide guidance and oversight to various medium and high complexity projects. As a senior member of the IT team, the Individual would lead the solution delivery of a project and champion technology improvements and delivery processes.

    Our Impact:
    • Improving operational efficiencies and providing a 360 degree view of the customer
    • Responding to client insights on critical processes
    • Demonstrating readiness for future market downturns
    Your Impact:
    • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment
    • Facilitates the management of the product backlog and coordinates with upstream and downstream teams to identify and run cross-team dependencies
    • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving
    • Closely tracks and monitors the team’s results and reports metrics at the iteration and project levels
    • Mentoring and coaching team to instill agile values and principles and lead by example
    • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
    • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
    • Facilitating productivity by mediating through conflicts, helping team to make decisions and adhering to continuous improvement principles
    • Keeping iterative process on track and passing it to the team as self-organization matures
    • Helping team adhere to the best engineering practices and makes sure everybody understands technical debt concept
    • Using data to measuring & monitoring progress
    • Ensure agile concepts and principles are adhered to, should be able to be a voice of reason and authority
    • Has agile attitude, understands what’s behind agile values and principles
    • Understands Scrum framework very well and understands values that each artifact/role/event brings
    • Understanding of modern software development & engineering practices: continuous integration, continuous delivery, Lean methodologies
    • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or instructing the work
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science or IT related subject area, SAFe Scrum Certification, Past IT Project Management experience is a plus.
    • 4+ years of relevant experience as a Scrum Coach
    • Must have solid understanding of the software development process and have a proven track record
    • Scrum Coach for multiple teams delivering sophisticated technical projects
    • Ability to analyze and think quickly and to resolve conflict
    • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
    • Experience with successful Agile techniques
    • Good communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills
    • Self-motivation and ability to stay focused in the middle of distraction
    • Experience creating release plans using agile standard methodologies. (SAFe experience is a plus)
    • Ability to coach and provide direction to team in the initial stages of adopting scrum methodologies
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Experience using Agile Tools to lead backlog and track iterations, experience with Jira is required
    • JIRA Administration Expertise experience in JIRA, V1, Rally and similar tools
    Keys to Success in this Role:
    • You’ve got a proven business and technical systems acumen
    • Proficiency in conflict resolution and negotiation
    • Experience interacting with senior leadership
    • Empower team members to take ownership of problem-solving
    • Shown success coaching and redefining technical teams to shift to modern execution model

    Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

    Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

    Notice to External Search Firms: Freddie Mac partners with BountyJobs for contingency search business through outside firms. Resumes received outside the BountyJobs system will be considered unsolicited and Freddie Mac will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. If interested in learning more, please visit www.BountyJobs.com and register with our referral code: MAC.

    Time-type:Full time

    Job Category:Administration

    FLSA Status:Exempt
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    Senior Scrum Coach