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Scrum Master - Contract
Ref No.: 20-00287
Location: New York City, New York
Description:
  • Our client is seeking an experienced Scrum Master to support multiple projects and initiatives under Investment products - Tech Delivery Management team.
  • The candidate will be interfacing with other platform teams, facilitating business and functional requirements, driving issue analysis and resolution, and helping to promote the overall program strategy.
  • He/she will be working in close partnership with product and technology teams to deliver these projects.
  • The ideal candidates will demonstrate knowledge and experience in Agile principles, ceremonies like stand ups, metrics, and be able to clearly and effectively track sprint planning, retrospectives and through the squads dashboard report on team/work progress.
  • As the Scrum Master they will also engage with the Agile Coaches to help identify and deliver against training needs to support Agile practices.
    Candidates role will consist of, but not limited to:
  • Ensuring that business needs are met in a disciplined and consistent manner
  • Investigating issues by, synthesizing analysis and translating the details for presentation to business partners
  • Helping to coordinate the completion of corrective actions to resolve issues
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the team responsible for planning and running technology projects using methodologies such as Agile/Scrum
  • Track blockers and facilitate their remediation. Communicate and escalate as required
  • Manage sprint planning and execution which includes the management of project progress and provide status and visibility
  • Facilitate in release planning and scheduling by providing empirical Scrum team statistics, identifying project dependencies, create burn-down charts and creating velocity forecasts
  • Demonstrate leadership and influencing skills in strategic planning, priority setting and alignment of project and work priorities with business strategy.
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of standard meetings to include backlog preparation, iteration planning, retrospectives, iteration reviews and daily stand-ups
  • Accountable for producing weekly progress report to Project Stakeholders. Consolidate and analyze the status on financials, deliverables, resource planning, milestones, issues, and risks affecting projects.
  • Engage with Agile Coaches to help identify and deliver against training needs to support Agile practices.