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Junior and Mid Level Scrum Masters
Ref No.: 18-00488
Location: Denver, Colorado
Position Type:Right to Hire
Junior to Mid Level Scrum Masters

Advanced Scrum Master
Location: Denver CO
Duration: 4-6 Month Contract to Hire

Manager will consider candidates with 1-2 yrs of Scrum and also 3+ years experience working with business units directly.

We are looking for Junior to Mid Level CSM Professionals who want to work in a fun and collaborative environment. These two Scum Masters will be mentored by the team's veteran Agile Coaches and help to support both web and mobile development initiatives. You will be joining a team that is known for being jovial and embracing fun into the workplace. This has a start up environment feel, but is with a large Enterprise organization that is continue to grow and excel in their industry.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Help the team on self organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • Be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
  • Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.
  • Must be able to assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Must be able to remove impediments for the team
  • Be familiar with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Experience with fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by the development and QA teams
  • Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to the teams
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, and with an emphasis on problem solving
  • Be a facilitator for getting the work done, be able to facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assist with internal and external communication and with improving transparency
  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Provide support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
  • Be able to communicate well with teams and Management
Required Skills and Expertise:
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • Need to be certified and be practicing Scrum for a minimum of 8 months
  • Needs to be a good team player
  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques including:
    • User Stories
    • ATDD
    • TDD
    • Continuous Integration
    • Continuous Testing
    • Pairing
    • Automated Testing
    • Agile Games
    • Kanban
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach
    • Numerous Burndown techniques
    • Numerous Retrospective formats
    • Handling bugs
Desired Skills and Expertise:
  • Experience working with a team of Scrum Masters would be a plus (but DaVita can train them on the Scrum of Scrums)
  • Healthcare experience is a plus
  • Scaled Agile Framework is a plus