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Agile Scrum Master
Ref No.: 19-09804
Category: Experienced Professional
Location: Pennington, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 01/20/2020 to 12/31/2020
Genesis10 is currently seeking an Agile Scrum Master with our client in the financial industry in their Pennington, NJ location. This is a 12 month + contract position.


Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to programs/projects specific to corporate change initiatives that have significant impact on how the company does business, provides a product or service, or executes a function
  • Schedules, facilitates and coaches Agile routines and ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and PI Planning)
  • Helps support agile tool adoption and consistent utilization - maintains CA Agile Central (Rally) and ensures the team is tracking and communicating team progress and metrics (burn down / velocity) - uses these tools to inform coaching and continuous improvement
  • Helps establish and support consistent reporting practices across the teams
  • Helps to foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Works with Product Owners to establish and maintain Product/Story Roadmaps
  • Ensures priorities are understood and the backlog aligns (w/ PO)
  • Helps protect the development team from external requests during the Sprint work
  • Helps to remove or facilitate removal of impediments the team cannot resolve on their own
  • Works closely with other Scrum Masters to exchange best practices and help to continually improve the process
  • Drives maturity curve of agile adoption, partially based on company specific guidance - the rest based on industry norms and emerging trends
  • Guides and serves teams that deliver technology solutions, through effective application of the Lean/Agile principles and frameworks including Scrum, Kanban Method and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Facilitates the creation and adoption of working agreements and definitions of ready / definition of done, including use of appropriate tools, standards and best practices
  • Facilitates and enables an environment of collaboration, innovation and creativity
  • Challenges and enables the team to continuously improve through intentional Lean and data driven inspect and adapt cycles
  • Acts as a Servant Leader
  • Helps resolve team conflict
  • Coaches the Team to achieve Sprint Goals
  • Coaches the Team to adhere to Sprint timelines
  • Builds and develops a high-performance Team
  • Promotes self-help / self-organization within the teams

Requirements:
  • Experienced with the Scrum Framework: understands the role of Scrum, how to work, and providing Scrum process expertise and coaching
  • Skilled Scrum Master in coaching new Agile teams, cross-functional team members (Dev, QA, BA, Architecture), Product Owners, and Product Managers to achieve best practices
  • Ability to facilitate the Agile methodology and activities
  • Provides a vision and strategy; coaches and calibrates the team; enables a culture of continuous improvement
  • Identifies, develops and executes strategies and supporting tactics to influence teams and individuals to make needed behavioral changes
  • Effectively communicates with managers, peers and business partners on deliverables, timelines and support needed from them
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • SAFE certified
  • Practice scaled agile
  • Able to work as a W2 employee of Genesis10 (no Corp-to-Corp)
If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply!

About Genesis10:

Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives.  If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you.  Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations.  We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project.   To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at www.genesis10.com.  "Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V”