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Scrum Master, CMO

Company: Safeway
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:


Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons Companies family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit, and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Information Technology Department has an opening for a Scrum Master within the Cloud Management. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.

Position Purpose

The Scrum Master within the Cloud Management Office performs a lead role in executing a multi-year strategy to move Albertsons to 100% public cloud. This position will coordinate the migrations of multiple applications following defined playbooks through the conversion.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the work stream follows the Albertsons Cloud Governance permit process.
  • Serve as point person and scrum master for Albertsons for a given cloud migration work stream, ensuring all agile practices are followed including sprint planning, sprint grooming, standups, participating in Scrum of Scrums.
  • Perform the lead role in converting the high-level cloud strategy into a multi-year execution plan spanning 50+ independent teams and multiple vendor partners.
  • Work closely with application owners to ensure key resources are available and application artifacts are current prior to starting application migrations.
  • Work closely with business facing portfolios to help them understand how the big picture plan relates to their area.
  • Understand Continuous integration and deployment and exhibit ability to run projects in the Scrum and Kanban methodologies, with multiple outside dependencies and remote project team members.
  • Perform ongoing program level risk management, identify risks and drive teams to perform the needed mitigation or contingency planning.
  • Review active project level issues and identify additional areas in need of attention. Actively drive program level issues to closure or appropriately escalate to the executive steering committee.
  • Facilitate discussions that lead to the resolution of project issues and development impediments.
  • Report project progress to Program Management and executive level stakeholders
  • Properly manage shared resources across multiple projects
  • Ensure all proper training and user documentation has been implemented.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Agile Software Development Methodology and incremental delivery.
  • Communicate openly and frequently with stakeholders and subject matter experts regarding the state of the project.
  • Actively contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice and Scrum Master Forums


  • Servant Leader - Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to be hands-on.
  • Communicative - Must be able to communicate well with diverse teams and executive level stakeholders from the business in both verbal and written communications.
  • Facilitative - Must be able to coordinate and lead Scrum meeting, team discussion, Scrum of Scrums.
  • Attitude of transparency - Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business and Program Management to grow business trust.
  • Impediment & Conflict resolution - Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches.
  • Assertive - Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.
  • Continual improvement - Must continually be growing one's craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team.
  • Attitude of empowerment - Must be able to lead a self-organization team.
  • Quick learner - Must be able to quickly gain a high-level understanding of Scrum Teams Project Vision/Scope
  • Team Player -- Must be able to work closely with Product Owner(s) in facilitating team and business discussions.
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown/burnup metrics, velocity, cycle time and task definition


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 4+ years of work as a team member on a scrum project teams.
  • 3+ years acting as a ScrumMaster in software development environment working with multiple teams.
  • Previous experience with medium to large projects in Retail Companies is a plus
  • Previous cloud experience and large-scale transformation initiatives preferred.
  • ScrumMaster certification (CSM) preferred.
  • Must possess superior problem-solving skills, be action-oriented and decisive.
  • Deep familiarity and understanding of Agile practices, SCRUM, Test Driven Development, XP, & Kanban
  • Ability to effectively articulate and present complex concepts, ideas and strategies to senior leadership and end-users
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure to balance competing priorities in meeting business deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Extensive creativity, drive, high energy level, and the ability to self-manage.

About us

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons Culture Principles

  • Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect
  • Team: We always support and recognize each other
  • Inclusive: We always value everyone's perspective
  • Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others
  • Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer
  • Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success

Physical Environment:

  • Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
  • Must sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time.
  • May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
  • Will use keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment during the course of normal workday.
  • Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties.
  • Work day is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons Companies. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons Companies policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace -- some positions require applicants offered a position to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.


Keywords: Safeway, Pleasanton , Scrum Master, CMO, Other , Pleasanton, California

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