Agile Scrum Master

  • location: Pennington, NJ
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $68 - $78 per hour
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Agile Scrum Master

job summary:
Summary:

  • Contributes to programs/projects specific to corporate change initiatives that have significant impact on how the company does business, provides a product or service, or executes a function.
  • Skilled Scrum Master in coaching new Agile teams, cross-functional team members (Dev, QA, BA, Architecture), Product Owners, and Product Managers to achieve best practices. Ability to facilitate the Agile methodology and activities.
  • Provides a vision and strategy; coaches and calibrates the team; enables a culture of continuous improvement. Identifies, develops and executes strategies and supporting tactics to influence teams and individuals to make needed behavioral changes.
  • Effectively communicates with managers, peers and business partners on deliverables, timelines and support needed from them. Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Responsibilities:

  • Schedules, facilitates and coaches Agile routines and ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and PI Planning)
  • Helps support agile tool adoption and consistent utilization - maintains CA Agile Central (Rally) and ensures the team is tracking and communicating team progress and metrics (burn down / velocity) - uses these tools to inform coaching and continuous improvement
  • Helps establish and support consistent reporting practices across the teams
  • Helps to foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Works with Product Owners to establish and maintain Product/Story Roadmaps.
  • Ensures priorities are understood and the backlog aligns (w/ PO)
  • Helps protect the development team from external requests during the Sprint work
  • Helps to remove or facilitate removal of impediments the team cannot resolve on their own
  • Works closely with other Scrum Masters to exchange best practices and help to continually improve the process
  • Drives maturity curve of agile adoption, partially based on company specific guidance - the rest based on industry norms and emerging trends
Qualifications:

  • Experienced with the Scrum Framework: understands the role of Scrum, how to work, and providing Scrum process expertise and coaching
  • Acts as a Servant Leader
  • Helps resolve team conflict
  • Coaches the Team to achieve Sprint Goals
  • Coaches the Team to adhere to Sprint timelines
  • Builds and develops a high-performance Team
  • Promotes self-help / self-organization within the teams
Skills:

  • Guides and serves teams that deliver technology solutions, through effective application of the Lean/Agile principles and frameworks including Scrum, Kanban Method and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Facilitates the creation and adoption of working agreements and definitions of ready / definition of done, including use of appropriate tools, standards and best practices
  • Facilitates and enables an environment of collaboration, innovation and creativity
  • Challenges and enables the team to continuously improve through intentional Lean and data driven inspect and adapt cycles
  • SAFE certified. Practice scaled agile.
 
location: Pennington, New Jersey
job type: Contract
salary: $68 - 78 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Responsibilities:

  • Schedules, facilitates and coaches Agile routines and ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and PI Planning)
  • Helps support agile tool adoption and consistent utilization - maintains CA Agile Central (Rally) and ensures the team is tracking and communicating team progress and metrics (burn down / velocity) - uses these tools to inform coaching and continuous improvement
  • Helps establish and support consistent reporting practices across the teams
  • Helps to foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Works with Product Owners to establish and maintain Product/Story Roadmaps.
  • Ensures priorities are understood and the backlog aligns (w/ PO)
  • Helps protect the development team from external requests during the Sprint work
  • Helps to remove or facilitate removal of impediments the team cannot resolve on their own
  • Works closely with other Scrum Masters to exchange best practices and help to continually improve the process
  • Drives maturity curve of agile adoption, partially based on company specific guidance - the rest based on industry norms and emerging trends
 
qualifications:
Qualifications:

  • Experienced with the Scrum Framework: understands the role of Scrum, how to work, and providing Scrum process expertise and coaching
  • Acts as a Servant Leader
  • Helps resolve team conflict
  • Coaches the Team to achieve Sprint Goals
  • Coaches the Team to adhere to Sprint timelines
  • Builds and develops a high-performance Team
  • Promotes self-help / self-organization within the teams
 
skills: Skills:

  • Guides and serves teams that deliver technology solutions, through effective application of the Lean/Agile principles and frameworks including Scrum, Kanban Method and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Facilitates the creation and adoption of working agreements and definitions of ready / definition of done, including use of appropriate tools, standards and best practices
  • Facilitates and enables an environment of collaboration, innovation and creativity
  • Challenges and enables the team to continuously improve through intentional Lean and data driven inspect and adapt cycles
  • SAFE certified. Practice scaled agile.

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