Scrum Master


Posted: 01/18/2019 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: Project Manager Job Number: 51957
Scrum Master

Scrum Master who can facilitate spring planning, daily stand-ups, stakeholder demos and sprint retrospectives. The position is responsible for supporting product owner on team to develop/maintain/groom product backlog and work with Team Lead on execution of team' s deliverables. The right candidate must possess the ability to respond to a fast paced, rapidly changing dynamic environment, have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and the ability to resolve conflicts constructively with a positive attitude, energy and enthusiasm. 

• Facilitate daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives and stakeholder demos. 
• Identify, understand technical nature of issues and help remove impediments for team on a daily basis. 
• Reach out to the organization network to remove impediments before they become blockers. 
• Actively provide clear directional status and risk/issue escalation to Squad lead that may impact committed deliverables. 
• Ensure stories contain the right level of detail before team commit in a sprint. 
• Monitor and report on key agile performance metrics e.g. velocity, burn-down charts, test coverage etc. 
• Collaborate closely with stakeholders to facilitate release management across teams and coordinate release scheduling. 
• Assess scrum maturity of team and coach for higher levels of maturity. 
• Help empower team with self-organization and self-management. 
• Make recommendations for continuous improvement to enhance effectiveness and play active role in organization agile transformation. 

Required Skills: 
• 5+ years IT related experience with 3+ years as Scrum Master. 
• Hands on experience with Jira (Administrator preferred), Confluence, etc. 
• Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process 
• Ability to drive accountability and agile adoption. 
• Ability to understand technical issues at a high level. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills to negotiate with the stakeholders 
• Strong sense of ownership and commitment to execution 

Preferred Skills: 
• Knowledge or experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SEFe) 
• Scrum Master Certification, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner, or SAFe Practitioner 
• Experience managing scrum teams through automation process 
• Release Management
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