Scrum Master
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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-00006
Location: Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 01/22/2018 to 01/18/2019
Chesterbrook PA
12+ Months Contract
Scrum Master
Scope of Work:
  • The Scrum Master II provides effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills supporting the agile development process and delivery of client's applications.
  • As an agile expert, the Scrum Master will be responsible for enforcing the agile tenants as interpreted by client's team, removing impediments and promoting transparency.
  • This position requires committed to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a collaborative culture within client's team.
  • Candidate will facilitate daily stand ups and ensure the integrity of the agile process by capturing velocity and removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release.
  • In this highly visible role, candidate will have significant interaction with product owners and regular contact with senior management.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organize and facilitate daily stand up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross functional development teams, and Project Managers to support development and software delivery
  • Assist the Product Owner in user story creation or prioritization and product Backlog grooming via emergent requirement elicitation while supporting overall organizational goals
  • Track and report Scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity
  • Manage high level budgeting and time tracking
  • Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary
  • Coordinate dependencies betwen teams with other Scrum Masters
  • Work with Development managers to manage team capacity
  • Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals
  • Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile or Scrum practices
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often.
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
  • Adapt approach based on cultural shifts and regulatory requirements
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration
  • Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 2 plus years Scrum Master experience
  • 6 plus years of information technology experience
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated experience working in and leading teams that leverage Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration processes
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery
  • Experience with relevant business software e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Team Foundation Server
  • Experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server Agile or Scrum templates
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams
  • Demonstrated knowledge of test driven development and virtues of coded unit tests.
  • SM needs to have situational awareness with an understanding of when to listen and when to be assertive.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task
  • Previous technical experience with the Microsoft technology stack (C#, SQL Server) is desired
  • Previous Technical Experience with Mobile App Delivery is desired
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering or equivalent work experience
Must Have:
  • Consulting skills
  • IT architecture
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Software Development: 0 years
  • Strategic Thinking