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SCRUM Master - Senior (6-10 yrs)

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29 Jul 2022
Job Description

Duration:0-12 month(s)

Description/Comment:Senior: Skills equiv. to 6-10 years in comparable position. Responsible for overseeing all task activities assigned to the Scrum team are performed in a timely manner with minimal technical debt, while maintaining the highest quality of performance. Will interface with client personnel and use oral and written communications skills to develop great working relationships with stakeholders. Will lead a Scrum team to perform planning, development and testing on a large software development, implementation and integration project. Conduct all Scrum related activities, including sprint planning, daily scrum meetings, sprint retrospective and client demos. Interface with product owners on an active basis to manage product backlog and sprint activities. Remove obstacles and manage risks to enable team efficiency and effectiveness. Ensure all scrum activities are tracked and kept up-to-date and reported on a daily basis. Must have experience managing software development projects, preferable managing or performing software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach. PMI-ACP, Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) or Scrum Master (CSM) certification preferred. Ability to apply scrum estimation techniques to software development efforts, strong leadership and organizational skills with excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, project planning, people and team building skills.
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Additional Job Details: Initially 100% Remote The Scrum Master is a servant leader responsible for coaching the Scrum team to make progress, learn, and function at the highest level, which includes removing impediments to progress, facilitating meetings, and working with product owners to ensure product backlog is well-groomed and ready for the next sprint, and acting as a buffer between the team and any distracting influences. This requires a good understanding of the Scrum framework and the ability to train others on it. Responsibilities Sprint Planning & Facilitation Show team planned velocity vs. historical velocity, to make sure targeted work can be accepted Help Product Owner planning and road mapping discussions Foster conversations/communications Enforce team ground rules and cultural norms Review action items and holds team accountable for follow through Facilitate Sprint Reviews; Work with Product Owner and team to determine agenda for the review Analyze and interpret sprint metrics Give status reports; communicate accomplishments, issues, and risks to product stakeholders Facilitate Sprint Retrospectives; Capture info and summarize as sprint planning input Work with Product Owner to administer, prepare, groom, prioritize and right-size backlog Facilitate tasking process or charge the team with what needs to be accomplished so that team can self-organize and accomplish sprint goals Keeps whole team(s) moving forward; Fosters team's self-organization and remove distractions, impediments, and roadblocks are removed. Facilitate regular agile events to ensure progress. Ensure the team is fully functional and productive Enable close cooperation across all roles and functions and removes barriers Shield team from external interferences Encourage team to be more self-organizing and self-managing Coach the team(s); Help Product Owner understand how to create and maintain proper product backlog. Work with team to determine definition of done. Coach the team on how to execute the Scrum processes. Find techniques for effective product backlog management With the Product Owner, clearly communicates product vision, roadmap and product backlog items to the development team Monitors team for: --Agile anti-patterns --People working in isolation for more than a day --Anyone making little visible progress --Wait times or other wasteful processes --Poor software engineering practices --Infrequent builds --Opportunities to amplify cross-training and "T" shaping --Slippages in quality or velocity trends Facilitate whole teams understanding of Scrum Ensures application of agile principles Ensures understanding and practicing agility Fosters creativity and empowerment Ensures the process is followed Facilitates retrospectives and promotes continuous improvement Requirements Must be able to communicate well with teams and demonstrate value-add principles Experience as a Scrum Master for a software team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory preferred Must have the requisite agile knowledge of software development experience to coach and guide Development Team members on how to improve their skills. Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to and make the tough calls Ability to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management.
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  • Job Reference: 671203946-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Mindlance
  • Location: Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent