People Matter

Scrum Lead, Business Technology



IT, Product
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Get to know Okta

Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

The BT Strategy & Ops Team

Business Technology is on a mission to accelerate Okta’s scale and growth. We bring world-class business acumen and technology expertise to every interaction. We also drive cross-functional collaboration and are focused on delivering measurable business outcomes.

The BT Scrum Lead Opportunity

As a Business Technology Scrum Lead, your role involves coordinating scrum activities across multiple teams to deliver vital programs and improvements. The ideal candidate should possess extensive scrum/agile expertise, self-motivation, and experience in a SaaS setting. This position emphasizes a people-centric approach, requiring strong emotional intelligence and a commitment to fostering team member development. In a dynamic and uncertain environment, you will serve as the central figure in clarifying scrum team priorities and addressing crucial obstacles.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead the scrum team in using Agile methodology and scrum practices
  • Guide others to understand Scrum values, principles, and practices.
  • Partner with the product owner and delivery team to understand priorities, groom the backlog, and set and deliver on sprint commitments
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies across scrum and delivery teams
  • Remove impediments and coach the scrum team on agile best practices
  • Help the scrum team achieve higher levels of scrum maturity
  • Partner with Technical PMs to manage cross-functional programs with co-dependencies

What you’ll bring to the role

  • 2+ years’ experience running multiple scrum teams in a SaaS environment
  • 2+ years’ experience with Agile framework techniques such as scrum, kanban, XP, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in optimization/automation projects.
  • Ability to analyze and think quickly to resolve roadblocks
  • Ability to communicate effectively, good interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and influence without authority
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay focused in the middle of distraction
  • Solid understanding of GTM business flows and associated automation opportunities
  • Desired: Experience working on Enterprise Data Management initiatives.

And extra credit if you have experience in any of the following!

  • Graduate coursework a plus
  • Scrum Leader certification preferred (CSM, A-CSM, etc.)


What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today!

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