Scrum Master

  • location: San Jose, CA
  • type: Contract

job description

Scrum Master

POSITION SUMMARY:

InfoSec's FAST (Foundational Architecture & Security Technologies) Team is looking for a Scrum Master. The Scrum Master will be responsible for leading development scrum teams via agile methodology to help track team deliveries and progress. They will work closely with the development team and product owner(s) during sprint cycles, and will require collaboration with many other groups in the organization. This person will also work with FAST's TME (Technical Marketing Engineer) on release announcements, Sprint planning sessions, Scrum team metrics reporting, and issuing sprint summary reports for each sprint.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIE

" Responsible for effective collaboration, facilitation day-to-day activities of agile team.

" Facilitates the sizing of stories during the planning spring, backlog grooming, or sprint planning sessions.

" Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with business owners, product owners, and oversea scrum teams.

" Involves team and enterprise resources in identifying and removing impediments and known risks through analysis and prioritization.

" Maintains risk register and escalates where needed.

" Effectively utilizes progress indicators such as burn-down, burn-up, and velocity charts

" Utilizes the team "definition of done" to guide the team during their sprint commitments. Guides the team by providing meaningful feedback.

" Participates in setting best practices.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

" Bachelor's degree in science or engineering

" 3-5 years of SM experience

" Thorough understanding of agile and waterfall methodologies, values, and procedures

" Experience working with agile methodologies on large scale, technically complex projects

" Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)

" Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery

" Ability to keep team engaged and on task

" Experience in Rally and Jira a plus

" Experience of Cloud development work also a plus

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