Scrum Master

in Charlotte, NC

Job #:273553

Practice Area: IT

Date Posted: 06/11/2019

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Job Title:  Scrum Master
Location:  Charlotte, NC

Industry:  Financial Services 

 

The Scrum Master is responsible for end-to-end management and delivery of a material change for a project of high complexity across multiple departments within a single business unit. Will facilitate the Agile methodology and activities, leading and directing the work efforts of resources that are functionally aligned as part of the project team. 

Responsible for the end-to-end integration of various work streams in order to deliver the intended project solution. Facilitate and support agile methodology. Assist product owner to manage the product backlogs in order to make them ready for the next sprint. Responsible for facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo, and retrospective meetings.


The position specific responsibilities include: 

  • Facilitates and monitors the Scrum process from initiation through delivery.
  • Serve as a liaison between the product owners and development team to ensure that all targets and requirements are met. 
  • Maintains product backlog. 
  • Removes or addresses process impediments.
  • Mentoring and coaching Scrum teams to instill agile values and principles and lead by example Facilitating productivity by removing impediments team will encounter, mediating through conflicts, helping team to make decisions and adhering to continuous improvement principles Coordinating across other agile teams for complex projects 
  • Managing Scrum process and passing it to the team as self-organization matures 
  • Driving adoption of engineering practices and best coding practices 
  • Leveraging data to measuring & monitoring progress (Burndown charts etc..) 
  • Everything you will find necessary to increase the development effectiveness. 
  • Helping teams adhere to the best engineering practices and the Definition of Done. 
  • Facilitate team's self-organization and growth 
  • Track and communicate team progress, as well as sprint or release progress 

  • Organize and facilitate Scrum events

  •  Encourage discussion, conflict resolution, alternatives or different approaches 

  • Help mitigate distractions and increase the team's focus 

  • Be an active part of the Scrum Master community within company and participate in continuous improvement within this discipline 

  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis 

  • Review and confirm the appropriate resources and participants needed to achieve project goals are assigned 

  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders. 

  • Build, develop, and grow any partner relationships vital to the success of the project.

  • Overall 7+ years of IT working experience in SDLC processes 

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, relationship and negotiating skills 

  • Ability to build relationships across the enterprise with Lines of Businesses, Technology, and Business where relevant 

  • Takes ownership of day to day issues and escalations and brings issues to resolution. 

  • Experience in working in large global complex matrix organizations 

  • Minimum 2-3 years of Scrum Master experience 

  • Candidate must have Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification from Scrum Alliance or Scrum.org etc 

  • Managing Scrum process and passing it to the team as self-organization matures 

  • Driving adoption of engineering practices and best coding practices 

  • Leveraging data to measuring & monitoring progress (Burndown charts etc..) 

  • Everything you will find necessary to increase the development effectiveness. 

  • Helping teams adhere to the best engineering practices and the Definition of Done. 

  • Facilitate team's self-organization and growth 

  • Facilitate communication and improve transparency, remove impediments the team will encounter 

  • Track and communicate team progress, as well as sprint or release progress 

  • Organize and facilitate Scrum events 

  • Encourage discussion, conflict resolution, alternatives or different approaches 

  • Help mitigate distractions and increase the team's focus 

  • Be an active part of the Scrum Master community within company and participate in continuous improvement within this discipline 

  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis 

  • Review and confirm the appropriate resources and participants needed to achieve project goals are assigned 

  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders. 

  • Build, develop, and grow any partner relationships vital to the success of the project.


Skills: 
Certified Scrum Master, SAFe Experience, Expert Knowledge of Agile Scrum Methodology, Detail Oriented, Strong Communication 

Desired Skills: 

• Previous Experience as a hands on developer is strong preferred.

• Previous Banking experience

• Experience with CA Agile Central (Rally) Project Management software.



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