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Scrum Master II in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/24/2018

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M&T Bank

Scrum Master II

Location: Buffalo, NY - no remote, must sit in Buffalo, NY


Ensures Scrum practices, theories and techniques are understood, enacted, and followed. Guides and empowers delivery teams to self-organize, within constraints of Scrum and project goals. Facilitates building working agreements with others. Shields the team from unnecessary interruptions to enable them to focus on most valuable work. Ensures the delivery team keeps their work, and impediments to work visible. Ensures the organization works to remove impediments, or accepts the current rate of progress.


Represent the health of scrum teams, oversee scrum practices, guide the teams to collaboration, work with other team members outside of the room and make the team’s work visible. Facilitate meetings with the product owner and team to ensure Scrum framework is effectively used to deliver high-quality, high-priority features. Improve product owner effectiveness by helping them find ways to develop and maintain the product backlog and release plan. Work in conjunction with the Project Manager to ensure project management needs are met or impediments, issues and/or risks are resolved or escalated. Facilitate meetings with team for purposes of idea generation, planning, retrospecting, problem-solving and alignment. Communicate project status to the team and product owner to ensure common understanding, set expectations and align stakeholders and project team members. Measure project performance utilizing appropriate tools and techniques to monitor progress; identify and quantify variances, complete required corrective actions and communicate to stakeholders. Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management. Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand. Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable. Complete other related duties as assigned.

Nature & Scope:

Project Scope: $500k - $2.0m

Team Size Range: 10 - 20 FTE

Project Duration: 12 - 18 months

Project Size: Multiple high priority projects

Project Customer: Three or more lines of business or functions

Scope of Change: Substantial changes to business processes or procedures

Project Timeline: Moderately aggressive

Project Innovation: Moderately defined scope

Project Benefits: Major

Project Customization: Moderate

Number of Interfaces: 6 or more

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years’ proven general management, project analysis or project management experience including a minimum of 2 years’ Scrum Master experience

  • In lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 8 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 4 years’ proven general management, project analysis or project management experience, including a minimum of 2 years’ Scrum Master experience

Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages

Sound knowledge of project management methodology

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Excellent problem-solving skills

Experience working individually as well as a member of a team



Experience handling multiple tasks and working under time constraints in support of various assignments

Strong interpersonal skills necessary for business partner relationships within and outside the organization

Trained in and familiar with agile ceremonies

Proven organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification active and in good standing

Prior work experience in the financial services or related industry

M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.