Scrum Master

  • location: Hoboken, NJ
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $70 - $73.33 per hour

job description

Scrum Master

Job Description

  • Combined Scrum Master / Agile Coach role
  • Guide and coach the team and organization to follow Agile practices
  • Support and coach the Product Owner on Agile practices
  • Working as an Agile coach across multiple teams or embedded in a single team with additional hands on responsibilities.
  • Potentially some additional "process / PM tasks" still required during transition period
  • Experience in transforming a water fall department to Agile.
  • Ability to simultaneously lead one or multiple Agile and waterfall projects
  • Fluent with using project planning tools like JIRA, MS project and manage projects based on well thought out user stories
  • Prepares regular insightful reports and communications to stakeholders on project status, schedule and costs.
  • Will manage onshore and offshore teams throughout the project.
  • Ability to operate in a Bi-Modal organization (Waterfall and Agile)
Responsibilities

  • Works closely with stakeholders, sponsors, and clients providing direction to project definition.
  • Experience in working with DevOps toolset for Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing (Selenium etc.)
  • Manages daily stand up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint planning, demos, and other scrum related activities.
  • Tracks and communicate scrum metrics including team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Designs optimal solutions and prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goals.
  • Ensures business objectives are understood and achieved.
  • Holds teams accountable for meeting iteration/sprint commitments.
  • Mediates, arbitrate, mitigate and facilitates impediments with the team members and the organizational hierarchy.
  • Empowers and supporting self-organization
  • Facilitates discussion and conflict resolution
  • Promotes collaboration between many self-organizing, cross-functional development teams
  • Facilitates methods for the team to seek higher productivity levels

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