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Scrum Master II : 20-00271
Ref No.: 20-00271
Category: Project / Program / Product Management & Architecture
Location: Woodland Hills, California
"Women Back to Work is partnering with Farmers Insurance in Woodland Hills, CA to host their inaugural Returnship for those looking to return to the workforce. The WBW Farmers Returnship program is open to women who have a gap in their work history due to caring for a loved one, raising a child, or other voluntary reasons.  If you have at least 4 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least one year, we welcome you to apply. You will have the chance to upgrade your skills, build your experience and make valuable connections during this Returnship.”
Primary Skills: Scrum Master, SAFe Certified
Duration: Full time  
Contract Type: W2 only

Job Summary:   
  • Consistently demonstrates intermediate qualities of a servant leader and enables teams to deliver via effective Lean-Agile practices.
  • Coordinates with internal and external teams to resolve dependencies, identify and eliminate impediments, and facilitate flow.
  • Places focus on continually improving team dynamics and performance while assisting the team in managing interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and exploit opportunities for team growth.
  • Provides ongoing coaching and of Lean-Agile Principles and ensure teams maintain a Lean-Agile Mindset. 
Essential Job Functions:   
  • Aids the team and Product Owner in efforts to manage and sequence the backlog.
  • Leads moderately complex teams with work involving routine external team impact or dependencies and may have multiple system integration points.
  • Eliminates impediments and resolves issues with occasional support from Release Train Engineer or other resources.
  • Resolves and manages dependencies with occasional guidance from Release Train Engineer or other resources.
  • Identifies SAFe anti-patterns and resolves with occasional support and applies SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching for team.
  • With occasional support from RTE and other resources guides teams through the decision making process and teaches techniques on how to problem solve, improve communication, self-manage and self-organize.
  • With occasional support from RTE and other resources, supports a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised.
  • Applies SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching for a single team.
  • Participates in the Scrum Master Communities of Practice, Scrum Mastery Sync Sessions and Agile Release Train Sync Sessions.
  Education Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • SAFe Certified Scrum Master certification (within 180 days of hire) required.
  • SAFe Certified Practitioner or Agilist (within 180 days of hire) preferred. 
  Experience Requirements  : 
  • 1-3 years in an Agile environment or 4+ years of experience in a project environment required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Scrum Master role or 1 year in Scrum Master Level I or 4+ years experience in servant leader role required.  
    To follow up with any questions, please contact Shabana at 408-907-2246

Akraya is an award-winning IT staffing firm and the staffing partner of choice for many leading companies across the US. We offer comprehensive benefits including Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Cafeteria Plan (HSA, FSA, and dependent care), 401(k) (enrollment subject to eligibility), and Sick Pay (varies based on city and state laws).
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