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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-04516
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Scrum Master – Saint Paul, MN –
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Coordinate within teams for the flawless execution of projects
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Demonstrable experience of Scrum Management
  • Recommend improvements and drive alignment across the Freestyle Engineering & Innovation organization
  • Serve as a Coach and Mentor within the organization
  • Guide the SAFe initiatives through coaching and mentoring
  • Coach and mentor the organization to facilitate adoption and maturity
  • Lead and influence others including those more senior on best practices
 
Requirements:
  • Implement processes, practices, and tools allow for multiple paths of delivery. I.e., create simplified, consistent, reusable, efficient and flexible methodologies
  • Inspire others to adopt the new processes and improvements based on program retrospectives
  • SAFe and Agile technical project management of multiple software releases
  • Organize and execute software team training, mentoring, SAFe and Agile Sprint Ceremonies.
  • Certified SAFe Practitioner to enable and train the team on SAFe and Agile best practices
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute projects or work plans to ensure successful completion (e.g., on time, within budget).
  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
  • Good skills to coach team how to follow agile scrum, which really works.
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices and fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, like: Kanban, Crystal, FDD, XP, etc.
  • Knowledge about other methodologies other than Agile-Scrum, so that he can explain other methodologies to motivate his team.
  • He should have knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Ability to take and understand his commitment to deliver the product on time.
  • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery.
  • Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
  • Familiar with common development practices, Service oriented environments, and Agile practices.
  • Very good educational background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibits high-performing levels of motivation, performance and personal integrity
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various stake holders/partners and apply expertise to assure quality and accuracy
  • PMP / CSM certification is a plus.
  • Rally / JIRA experience is a must


At KAYGEN, we are always looking for dynamic, talented and experienced individuals. We invite you to join our team of talented IT professionals, consulting at client locations across the globe. Our culture is team-orientated; we strive to stand by our core values of respect, honesty and integrity. Our team of experienced staffing experts will work with you to find you the best opportunity. For more information please visit us at www.kaygen.com.