Covetrus is a global animal-health technology and services company dedicated to empowering veterinary practice partners to drive improved patient health and financial outcomes. Headquartered in Portland, Maine, with more than 5,000 employees and more than 100,000 global customers, our passion for the well-being of animals and those who care for them drives us to advance the world of veterinary medicine. In the USA, we bring together products, services, and technology into a single platform that connects our customers to the solutions and insights they need to work best. Now, our mission is to bring this technology to veterinarians and their clients worldwide.
As a Release Train Engineer in our Global Technology Solutions organization, you are a critical glue and heart for teams. We would love for you to join our teams as a key servant leader for the teams you support!
As a Scrum Master for 2 or more scrum teams, your team leadership role is focused two critical aspects:
Guiding teams towards improving the way they work by coordinating or facilitating Scrum events (e.g., Stand Up, Iteration Planning, Refinement Sessions, Retrospectives, PI Planning events). You embody your servant-leader role by
proactively identifying, escalating, and removing impediments, resolving outstanding questions related to dependencies, helping the team stay on track, and
assisting in healthy team and cross-team communication, risk management, and relentless improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Proactively facilitate decision-making, issue resolution, and consensus among the team members and dependent teams.
Work with the Development Team, Product Owner, ad other team leaders to maintain the Product Backlog.
Manage and optimize the flow of value for your teams using various tools, such as Kanbans and other information radiators
Help teams leverage process flow and productivity metrics to improve how work is done and monitor and communicate variance from plan
Protect the Sprint Backlog from scope creep
Act as liaison between stakeholders and teams to negotiate Sprint scope and communicate project status
Facilitate Sprint Reviews, using outcome to work with product management in updating the Product Backlog
Facilitate Sprint Retrospectives and expedites plans for improvement
Track increment planning
Use Scrum, Kanban, and XP practices where applicable. Adapt framework to stakeholder, project, and team needs
Manage risks and have risk mitigation plans in place
Support in compiling regular updates for Portfolio or Department partners, coordinate cross-organization demos, and assist in development projects as necessary (such as rolling out new tools and technologies to teams).
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent combination of relevant, professional experience
1-3+ years of experience in Software Product Development
1+ years of experience using Agile methods (Scrum, Kanban, XP, LESS, or SAFe)
Certification from Scrum Alliance Inc., Scrum.org, or Scaled Agile is appreciated, but not required
COMPETENCIES (SKILLS AND ABILITIES)
Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
Highly adaptable in a fast-paced hyper-growth environment; able to thrive within ambiguity.
Ability to work independently, on multiple initiatives as a time, and under pressure
Listen and support teams in problem identification and decision-making
Create an environment of mutual influence
Understand and empathize with others
Encourage and support the personal development of each individual and the development of teams
Coach people with powerful questions rather than use authority
Think beyond day-to-day activities
Support the teams' commitments
Be open and appreciate openness in others
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Remote working environment; or
Pet-friendly office environment
Extensive computer use
Covetrus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law
Henry Schein Animal Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, and/or disability that can be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.