Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Scrum Master

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technology - Project Management Office
  • Overview

    Do you have a few years of experience as a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) under your belt? Does your project management experience run the gamut from traditional waterfall methodology to an Agile environment? Our 50-person Project Management Office team in Technology is looking for a scrum master: someone with the flexibility to work collaboratively and independently and who can be persuasive, motivating, and attentive to detail—while always keeping an eye on the big picture. Does that sound like you? Our scrum master will be working with multiple teams simultaneously, so a can-do attitude and the ability to handle several projects at once are essential qualities.


    Key responsibilities 

    • Guiding the team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values while maintaining the Commonwealth culture and spirit
    • Facilitating Scrum meetings
    • Supporting the team through a servant leadership style
    • Working with the team and any external resources to help identify impediments and remove them
    • Facilitating communication with other teams as needed to address any cross-team dependencies
    • Monitoring progress against Commonwealth operational metrics
    • Working with the product owner to establish and review team-specific metrics designed to improve team performance (in addition to Commonwealth operational metrics)
    • Gaining a high-level understanding of the application(s) to the extent useful in serving other scrum master responsibilities
    • Participating with the product owner and business analyst in discussions around strategic planning, including vision, goals, and road maps
    • Ensuring that the team has the resources (i.e., people and tools) necessary for success
    • Organizing Agile/Scrum training workshops as needed
    • Attending the weekly scrum master “Scrum of Scrums” to report on team activities
    • Providing traditional project management support for projects as needed


    Core strengths 

    • 3–5 years of experience as a scrum master; CSM® certification is a must
    • A strong desire to help the team succeed and do what is necessary to make it happen
    • Ability to work on multiple Scrum teams concurrently (usually no more than two)
    • Experience working independently, as well as in a team-oriented collaborative environment
    • Strong, clear communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
    • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
    • Persuasive, adaptable, encouraging, and motivating
    • An independent learner and self-starter
    • An eye for detail but able to see the big picture


    While not required, experience with the following would be a plus:


    • Experience working with multiple Scrum teams on a single project
    • 2-5 years of project management experience
    • A background in financial services


    Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves. 


    About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture 


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive. 


    That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities. 


    Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home. 


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce. 


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