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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 17-01567
Location: rickland, Massachusetts
Position: Scrum Master
Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Duration: Long Term
 
Responsibilities:
  • Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical (business) departments.
  • Communicate with other management, developers, product managers, product relationship and technical support specialists on product issues.
  • Facilitate Software Development
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Maintain process documentation.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Experience with introduction of Agile in a hybrid environment (waterfall) and interfacing between the two is a plus.
  • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects / bugs.
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevents distractions to the team.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Empower the team to self-organize.
 
Skills Required:
  • Must have significant experience ramping up, coaching and mentoring teams to peak productivity working in a complex inter dependent software development environment.
  • The successful candidate will be considered a subject-matter expert in Scrum software development methodology, be an effective communicator with strong servant leadership skills, have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference.
  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework is a plus)
  • Four-year college diploma or university degree in computer systems design or computer science, and/or 10 years equivalent work experience
  • Certified Scrum Master with at least 2 + years of experience in this role post certification
  • Thorough understanding of Scrum software development methodology, values, practices and procedures.
  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and iterative development methodologies
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and software development
  • Experience with Microsoft TFS / Visual Team Services
  • Ability to understand technical issues and identify the means to resolving them
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Collaborative in driving decisions.
  • Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
  • Experience with Agile transformation in an organization
  • Experience working with large programs that use multiple Agile teams
  • Hands on experience with metrics and tracking tools used in Scrum
  • Experience with scaling Agile in the enterprise