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Senior Scrum Master/IT Team Leader
Ref No.: 19-00460
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title: Senior Scrum Master/IT Team Leader
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type: Contract
 
The Senior Scrum Master/IT Team Leader will be responsible for facilitating the successful, on-time, high quality delivery of various software development activities by leading and coaching one or more SCRUM teams.
 
Description
Responsible for facilitating the successful, on-time, high quality delivery of various software development activities by leading and coaching one or more SCRUM teams.
Responsible for leading the complete life cycle of moderately to highly complex sprints in a collocated SAFe agile environment. Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of cross functional and cross vendor teams to lead the team to deliver to aggressive timelines. Acts as resource for colleagues with less experience.
 
Key Accountabilities:
Mind Set and Behavior
  • Build meaningful relationships with team members and resolve most issues leveraging your rapport and trust with team members.
  • Be an enthusiastic change agent and peer.
  • Embrace change and use it drive continuous learning and process improvements within the Squads.
  • Continuously seek and act on feedback received to bring about positive changes.
  • Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas.
Leadership
  • Understand both the team’s overall capacity and impediments that impact individual members of the team. Work to create a team culture that values sustainable execution by not over or under committing.
  • Coach the team to provide input for team-level decision making to achieve a common goal.
  • Identify and work to resolve process and mindset impediments as they arise.
  • Create a safe environment for all ceremonies to encourage active participation from all Squad members.
  • Facilitate and mediate conflicts within the team.
Agile Knowledge and Expertise
  • Work in fast paced agile software development environment leading one or more scrum teams.
  • Responsible for the planning and facilitation of standard meetings to include; backlog preparation, iteration planning, retrospectives, iteration reviews and daily stand-ups.
  • Engages with any needed entity to help remove obstacles to his or her teams being able to deliver on stated goals and helps to negotiate working agreements.
  • Participate in Scrum of Scrums meetings to ensure the Squad and the others in the Tribe are aligned on priorities, dependencies and timelines.
  • Works to identify blocked or stalled stories and assists the team in learning to resolve the issues or assists getting resolution.
Reporting
  • Ensure accurate and transparent communications to stakeholders with concise metrics and updates on progress, risks and impediments.
 
Required Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, technology or engineering or 10+ years of experience including a CSM certificate.
  • Strong background in leading software dev projects and scrum teams.
  • Experience using Rally preferred.
  • Generally, requires 7+ years related experience as a project manager, SCRUM master, or IT leader in software development projects.
  • Previous consulting experience in a medium to large sized firm preferred.
  • Extremely strong communication and interpersonal skills require.
  • Successful candidates will have previous experience managing front end, backend and AWS developers or have previously been a developer.