Scrum Master

New Hyde Park, NY 11042 | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 04/16/2018 Job ID: 49356 Industry: SCRUM Master
  • Responsibilities
    • Observation of team dynamics, to recognize strengths and weaknesses of individual team member' s contributions, and coach them to improve.
    • Helps team members improve individual performance in support of team goals.
    • Effectively cooperates with Product Owner and Technical Leader to create an environment in which the team can increase productivity, quality, and predictability.
    • Responsible for operational excellence by facilitating backlog grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, daily scrum, and sprint reviews. 
    • Monitors and supports a scrum team through continuous improvement of Agile execution.
    • Helps the team recognize modest but steady operational improvement through the introduction of best practices to solve observed challenges. 
    • Facilitates the Definition of Ready and Definition of Done criteria for all stories. 
    • Develop relationships with internal and external customers
    • Able to limit ego and the " desire to control" using Servant leadership practices, so that the team can self-form and self-direct its own sprint execution.
    • Impediment Resolution by advocating for the team and personally trying to remove impediments or by seeking help from outside the team
    • Inter-team Coordination and Collaboration by helping identify and track user story dependencies between scrum teams.
    • Learns from and shares best practices with Scrum Masters on other teams.
    • Manages personal time effectively and can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal.
    • Eliminates roadblocks and creates focus on accomplishing a goal  while promoting the team’ s self-management and continuous improvement.
    • Ensure that sprint results and team performance is communicated accurately.
    • Protect the team from outside interference and ensuring that the work is delivered as a team.
    • Cultivate and foster the environment of trust, good faith, empowerment and creativity.
    • Shows enthusiasm and displays energy to take on daily issues and bring them to conclusion on behalf of the team.
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’ s Degree and at least 3+ years of experience in an Agile software development environment leading Scrum teams
    • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master.
    • Certified Scrum Master certification is highly desirable.
    • Experience with Rally or a similar Agile execution and reporting tools is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated experience leading new product software development
    • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal communications skills
    • Ability to work with and support cross-functional development teams
    • Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical.
    • Ability to adapt to frequent changes within the scrum framework and principles.
    • Ability to track team progress and velocity using various methods including charts, graphs, etc.
    • Strong ability to Lead by example, demonstrating and upholding scrum principles.
    • Experience working with an external client to manage defect tickets and requirement requests
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