Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Our client is seeking an innovative, experienced Scrum Master to support our growing engineering and product teams.

Excellent candidates will be collaborative, continually improving and work well in a vibrant workplace.

The role will require both servant and direct leadership for 2-3 scrum teams and help support our agile development process.

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Managing new product features and enhancements in terms of scope, quality, and schedule within sprint cycles

  • Providing hands-on management and coaching of scrum teams in all aspects of scrum (facilitating daily stand-up meetings, backlog refinement, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings, self-organization, collaboration, iterative development, managing flow, calculating velocity, limiting work in progress, etc.)

  • Responsible for assuring quality user stories that meet organizational standards which may require the Scrum Master to facilitate in or assist with writing team-driven user stories

  • Working effectively with program management and team members to clarify needs and plan delivery of major product changes, future versions and new products

  • Proactively managing sprint-level risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies, ensuring that they are identified, coordinated, mitigated or escalated as necessary

  • Removing impediments that would prevent the team from achieving its sprint and release goals (internal and external to the team)

  • Reviewing current agile processes, drive process improvements and challenge the teams to innovate

  • Effectively maintaining and managing agile project management tools and processes, including documentation and artifacts

  • Performing miscellaneous support tasks as needed throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle

  • Creating an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration

  • Contributing to building a culture where continuous improvement of the agile process is in focus

  • Continually seeking out ways to enhance agile knowledge and technical expertise

Here's what our ideal candidate has:

  • Servant-leader mentality - the scrum master is there to support and drive their scrum teams

  • Direct leadership mentality - sometimes a decision needs to be made to reach a specific outcome

  • 3+ years of hands on experience with agile methodologies such as SAFe, Scrum, and Kanban

  • 3+ years as a scrum master, project manager, developer, tester, or business analyst with at least a solid understanding of technical concepts

  • Excellent verbal and communications skills.

    Provide clear, concise direction to the broader team while delivering comprehensive status to senior executives, project champions and portfolio management

  • Strong independent leadership skills with the ability to lead a large team with minimal oversight including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines in a results-oriented, fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Provide creative, out of the box solutions to solving challenging problems

  • Must have situational awareness and intuition with an understanding of when to listen and when to be assertive

  • Not afraid to question existing processes and provide ideas for improvement

  • Ability to interpret internal and external business challenges and recommend best practices

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Flexible work environment

Keywords: Scrum Master, SAFe, Project Manager

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