Sr. Scrum Master

Gravity IT Resources

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JOB DESCRIPTION
The Senior Scrum Master facilitates and champions the agile software development process by coaching and mentoring development teams, identifying and eliminating impediments and promoting the use of standards and best practices. The Senior Scrum Master creates and maintains an environment for continuous learning and relentless improvement in a data-driven manner. The Senior Scrum Master will also help coordinate, negotiate, and escalate dependencies with other teams. This individual will be a Scrum Master for 1-3 agile delivery teams and will have a deeper knowledge of the practice and tools to support this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Functions:
Strategy & Planning
•            Champion Agile principles, values, and practices within the teams, Scrum Master community, and Enterprise.
•            Actively participate, both internally and externally, in the Agile community.
•            Facilitate collaborative planning, synchronization, and retrospective activities within the Agile delivery team.
•            Collaborate with external teams / groups to elicit commitment to and facilitate execution of delivery team goals.
•            Collaborate with IT Leadership and Product Owners to promote a shared vision and roadmap.

Acquisition and Deployment
•            Manage team health metrics and track delivery team progress, ensuring sustainable pace and quality.
•            Provide transparency to the team and
stakeholders by ensuring metrics are relevant, available, and up to date.
•            Prepare and lead presentations to team members and key stakeholders.

Operational Management
•            Create and maintain work e?ort and budget reports.
•            Provide business reports to management and clients as assigned.
•            Ensure adherence to Agile processes and methodologies.
•            Facilitate the development and accountability of team norms.
•            Promote continuous improvement and self- organization within the Agile delivery team.

QUALIFICATIONS
Position Requirements
Formal Education & Certi?cation:

•            Bachelor’s Degree (or foreign equivalent) or in lieu of a degree, at least 12 years in experience in the ?eld of Information Technology or Business (work experience or a combination of education and work experience in the ?eld of Information Technology or Business).

  • Certi?ed Scrum Master Certi?cation preferred
  • Certi?ed Agile Coach Certi?cation preferred

Knowledge and Experience:
•            5+ years of IT or Business experience.
•            5+ years’ experience as a scrum master, agile coach or in Project Management, Business Analyst,
Business Product Owner, Software Development/Test, Applications Engineering, or another related role
•            Experience working in an Agile development environment
•            In depth knowledge of agile methodologies and techniques
•            Experience working with external partners.
•            Experience in a leadership role
•            Well versed in Microsoft O?ce applications and Agile Project Management tools such as Jira

Preferred Quali?cation
•            3+ years working in an agile environment
•            Experience as a scrum master and/or Agile coach

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