Scrum Master – IT Applications

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The objective of this role is to enable the team to perform at its highest level, which includes strong collaboration and communication; facilitation; and removing impediments.  This position will require awareness, listening, persuasion, empathy, and coaching.   

The Senior Scrum Master will be responsible for leading 3-4 Scrum Teams simultaneously – each with their own backlog, sprint planning and sprint execution. This role will also be responsible for maintaining best practices of Agile across scrum teams. 

We are a global team working remotely across multiple locations and as such experience is required in working in a multiple location and time zones. 

Responsibilities 

  • Agile Coaching and Maturity Growth: 
    • Guiding teams across the organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values that best fit the organization
    • Guiding teams across the organization on how to get the most out of self-organization and how to fill the gaps intentionally left out of the Agile/Scrum frameworks
    • Assessing the Scrum maturity of teams across the organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable for the team
    • Coaches Product Owner on agile practices to refine and prioritize backlog items
    • Support Organizational continuous improvement by conducting team training
  • Agile Execution: 
    • Facilitation of Sprint Planning, Retrospectives and Demos across multiple scrum teams (3-4) 
    • Lead Scrum and Scrum of Scrum meetings across multiple scrum teams (3-4) 
    • Build a trusting and safe environment where issues can be raised for quick resolution 
    • Collaborate with Product Owners with feature definition, refinements, backlog grooming and demand/capacity planning 
    • Removal of internal roadblocks or guiding the teams to the removal of roadblocks by finding the right associates to help support. 
    • Maintain relevant metrics that help the teams see how they are doing 
    • Assisting with internal and external communication for transparency and information sharing 
    • Ensures Retrospectives are productive and that the teams plan and execute on Continuous Improvement items 

Competencies 

  • Know Your Stuff 
  • Apply the Stuff You Know 
  • Work Well with Others 

Experience 

  • 5+ years of Scrum Master experience 
  • Expert in both Scrum and Kanban 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including presentation and facilitation skills 
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a dynamic fast past work environment 
  • Experience in maturing an agile organization through mentorship; training, etc. 
  • Experience with support tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc. 
  • Knowledge of various patterns and techniques to support processes (burn down, various retrospective techniques, etc.) 
  • Experience with Agile and software development techniques:   Epics, User Stories, Acceptance Criteria, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Automated and Continuous Testing 
  • Ability to flex agile principles to support the organization and team needs 

Qualifications 

  • Certified Scrum Master/Scrum Practitioner 
  • 8+ years relevant professional experience or technology project management experience 
  • 2+ years working in a near/offshore model 

Skills/Learning 

  • Multiple Agile practices like Scrum, Kan Ban, XP, Lean Product Development, etc. 
  • Familiar with Dev Ops practices 
  • Lean/Six Sigma

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