Scrum Master

  • location: Murrysville, PA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55 - $60 per hour

job description

We are looking for a Scrum Master in Murrysville, PA

Overview:

- Serve the role of Scrum Master as defined in the Scrum Guide

- Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values

- Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization, and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

- Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

Skillsets:

- Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or retribution with an emphasis on problem solving

- Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

- Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

- Guide the team on how to get the most out of self-organization

- Understand sufficient technical architecture to facilitate discussion, communicate decisions and raise impediments

- Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

- Excellent communication and mentoring skills

- Work as part of a team within the department and across departments to help achieve group, department and overall project goals.

- Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through on actions and deliverables

Responsibilities:

- Remove impediments for the team with tenacity and urgency

- Facilitate Scrum events and ensure necessary preparation work is completed in advance to create efficient, engaging, and productive events

- Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and maintaining the product backlog

- Resolve team conflicts and coach the team in positive behaviors

- Monitor team activity and progress against sprint goals

- Manage artifacts in development tool

- Lead retrospectives, capture minutes/actions and circulate

- Capture sprint metrics for monitoring team performance

- Attend project update meetings, milestone review meetings, and process improvement meetings

- Coordinate with other Scrum teams and other cross-functional groups

Problem Solving:

- Able to provide solutions using techniques that encourage team ownership and innovation

Required Skills/Experience:

- Certified Scrum Master

- Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 1 years for a software development team that followed Scrum principles, practices, and theory

- 3-5 years of professional experience working in a software development organization

- BS in IT-related field

- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

Preferred Skills/Experience:

- Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 3 years for a software development team that was following Scrum principles, practices, and theory

- More than 5 years of professional experience working in a software development organization, serving for some portion as software developer for some portion of this time

- Knowledge of other Agile approaches/techniques: SAFe, XP, Kanban, TDD/BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Agile Games

- Applicable knowledge of C# .NET and Java technologies

- Previous experience in leadership roles

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