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Scrum Master (Agile Coach)/Carlsbad, CA 8mths+ Contract
Ref No.: 18-01100
Location: Carlsbad, California
Position Type:Contract
(No H1's Or OPT's)
Job Duties: - The Scrum Master/Agile Coach is a senior leader of department and team level coaches and is the point of function with the C Level stakeholders. - The Scrum Master/Agile Coach will have prior experience to train/coach teams and organizations in Agile concepts, principles, practices and methods.  - The Scrum Master/Agile Coach is the mentor and trainer for a team or a set of teams. The Agile coach is an expert on agility and Scrum and is a champion of process improvement and impediment removal. - The Scrum Master/Agile Coach is accountable to help the teams apply Scrum, Agile and Lean thinking, and to provide training to the team on agile process, velocity, quality, impediment removal etc.  - Delivers hands-on coaching to individual teams and programs/organizations in all aspects of Scrum and agility. - Partners with other coaches and keeps the organization current on agile practices, industry trends and best practices concerning Agile. - Develops and maintains stakeholder relationships supporting agile product development. - Develop and refine skills of existing and new agile teams cross the client organization / department - Increase adoption of Agile skills & Scrum - Increased skills and expertise in Agile for both Scrum / Agile teams and traditional teams - Create Agile expertise within the client organization's teams and ability to self-sustain and continuously improve without coaching Typical Years of Experience - Typically requires 10+ years relevant experienc Basic qualifications: - Minimum 5 years working as an Agile Coach, Trainer or Program-level Scrum Master/Agile PM. Experience working as a Product Owner is a plus, but not required. - Minimum 3 years working as a project or program manager in large enterprise initiatives. This can be combined with the Agile PM experience. - Minimum 2 years working as an IT consultant in multiple client engagements - Minimum 1 year working in either of SFDC, SAP or Oracle, but prefer SFDC experience - Expert knowledge of Agile / Scrum terms, language and process. - Expert teaming and interpersonal skills - Highly developed communication skills to collaborate, build relationships, influence, negotiate and persuade others at all levels both within and outside of IT. - Strong facilitation skills, both verbal and written communication.