Scrum Master

Atlanta, GA 30350 | Contract

Post Date: 03/19/2018 Job ID: 48988 Industry: SCRUM Master

Scrum Master
Job purpose 

This scrum master will be responsible for supporting up to 6 scrum teams on technology platforms. Functions such as Java, Fuse ESB, Apigee or other API Gateway products, API and SOA service development, and in a complex enterprise environment. 

This scrum master would also be required to work with diverse distributed teams in a hybrid delivery and integration model of waterfall and scrum while having a combination of onsite and virtual team members who are often spread-out across multiple time-zones. 


Desired Characteristics & Attributes 

•     Self-starter, able to take minimum direction and assert leadership in a team by working persuasively and collaboratively with peers and managers 
•     Passionate about scrum practices and coaching their teams and peer groups 
•     Be able to coach a team to achieve self-organization 
•     Facilitate conflict resolution resulting in positive outcomes 
•     Willing to innovate scrum practices and apply it in a new way while still being aligned to scrum values and principles 
•     Ability to develop positive working relationships 
•     Willingness to learn business processes and to learn other forms of agility 
•     Possess an entrepreneurial and growth mindset 
•     Ability to collaborate and communicate well with people of diverse backgrounds and levels of agile maturity 


Roles and Responsibilities 

The expectations of job duties, roles, and responsibilities include: 

•     Demonstrate strong expertise in the use of Rally as the scrum tool, including setting up teams, features, and projects, creating view and reports, and developing and tracking scrum team metrics 
•     Coach the team towards continuous improvement and protect the team from outside disruptions 
•     Partner with Middleware Delivery/Development Managers to understand the technical best practices and be an advocate in achieving those practices 
•     Work with Product Owners on a continual basis to refine and prioritize the backlog. 
•     Facilitate sprint planning that results in a team commitment to the sprint objectives. 
•     Continuous facilitation and refinement of the release backlog. 
•     Schedule and facilitate all ceremonies within the Scrum Framework – Stand Up, Sprint Planning, Review/Demo, Backlog Refinement, Mid-Sprint Review, and Retrospective. 
•     Facilitate team retrospectives to identify areas for improvement and opportunities for growth. Also responsible for pro-actively working with the team to implement the improvements identified. 
•     Responsible for following the guidance in the client' s ACOE Agile Playbook with respect to CA Agile Central tool usage to ensure accurate team metrics are reflected in the tool. 
•     Establish team rituals, norms, and culture and review on a regular cadence the team' s working agreement and definitions of done and ready by userstory, iteration, & release. 
•     Partner with the Delivery/Development Manager to ensure coaching of the team on agile practices and opportunities for improvement. 
•     Responsible for helping and aiding removing team impediments and raising program/organizational impediments 
•     Participation in Communities of Practices 
•     Willingness to coach other scrum masters in scrum practice 
•     Work collaboratively across cross functional development and operational support teams 
•     Build, develop, and grow cross functional relationships across technology groups and business domains 
•     Serve as an agent of change throughout organizational transformation and/or change management activities 
•     Be able to support geographically disperse teams in multiple time zones 

Qualifications 

Qualifications include: 
•     4-year degree in engineering, computer science, business, or equivalent experience 
•     Minimum of 3 years of experience as a scrum master 
•     Scrum master certification from a recognized certifying authority (e.g. SCM, SSM, SASM etc.) or willingness to achieve a certification within the first 6 months of the hiring date. 
•     Expert/competent knowledge of scrum best practices 
•     Expert/competent knowledge, familiarization, or exposure to Kanban and/or SAFe 
•     Expert/competent knowledge of agile engineering practices included but not limited to XP, TDD, BDD, or etc. 
•     Familiarization with new product develop lifecycles, product management frameworks, and/or application development lifecycles 
•     Must embrace continuous learning and embody an experimentation/innovation culture 


 
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