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Data Platform - Scrum Master in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 254 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Responsibilities • Nurtures self-organizing, high performing teams through leadership and mentoring. • Guides new and existing teams through the ‘Forming, Norming, Storming and Performing’ stages to reach and maintain ‘High Performing’ status • Encourages, supports, and guides continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes. • Resolves conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation. • Willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitates quick resolution. • Facilitates the development process. • Upholds, defends, coaches and mentors agile values as expressed in the Agile Manifesto. • Maintain a close working relationship with Product Owners, Platform Teams and Development Teams • Able to work with and represent a wide variety of stakeholders that need to work with the team. • Work closely with PayPal agile coaches and the Agile Practice Group. • Guides Product Owner in developing, maintaining and grooming Product Backlog. • Removes impediments/blockers in order to keep teams highly productive. • Identifies and manages dependencies with other internal or external teams. • Provides metrics and status to senior management and accurately represent status of the Scrum Team(s). • Facilitates Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Stakeholder Demos and Sprint Retrospectives. • Establishes and facilitates Scrum of Scrums as needed. • Member of an agile team for at least 3 years Leadership: • Guides the team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments. • Guides Product Owner to ensure Vision, Roadmap is transparent, ensure team’s work is aligned to these Goals and Objectives. • Mentors team members on Agile/Scrum best practices. Technical and Domain Acumen: • Must be responsible for constraining and guiding the development of an agile team into a self-organized, effective, development unit with a sustainable cadence.

Required Skills:

• Thorough understanding of iterative software development to help teams implement the most optimal agile approach suited to the teams’ needs.

• Complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban to mentor and guide teams; experience should be progressively demonstrable through career path.

• Excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management.

• Skilled at creating a fully transparent development process that the teams embrace and all stakeholders gain visibility on how the backlog is being depleted to meet customer goals.

• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, must have facilitated team collaboration sessions such as Release Planning, Retrospectives and cross team dependencies.

• Proficient in promoting agile engineering practices

• Experienced in developing close working relationships with all levels of management, especially the functional managers of team members.

Desired Skills:

• Fluent user of common Agile tools, including Rally, Jira.

Minimum Training Requirements:

• Basic Agile or successfully test out Scrum Master training.

• Scrum Master certification preferred.


We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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