Scrum Master

  • location: Cleveland, OH
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $71 - $81 per hour

job description

Scrum Master

job summary:
We have a contract opportunity for someone to perform in the role of a Scrum Master and deliver maximum value to our customers. In this assignment as a Scrum Master, you will facilitate daily stand-ups and support the team and follow the Scrum delivery process. You will also handle traditional project management duties including: scope definition, staffing, communication of status to clients and partners, budget oversight and risk/issue management. Additionally, you will often author user stories, acceptance criteria and execute a portion of the testing on projects.

location: Cleveland, Ohio
job type: Contract
salary: $71 - 81 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Serve the team and product owner in turning requirements into the working software
  • Track progress and help the team achieve their commitments
  • Progress is monitored daily when problems are identified, work with team to develop corrective actions
  • Manage and report the status of scope, schedule, etc.
  • Extract and document requirements, author user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Ensure team members understand processes and support the team to ensure they are followed
  • Ensure product quality expectations are defined and known across the team
  • Collaborate with the team in scheduling work, including defect remediation and refactoring, guarding against the accumulation of technical debt
  • Work with technical team and product owner balancing the interests of both when issues arise
  • Remove impediments allowing the team to focus on engineering tasks
  • Take the lead on resolving conflicts within the team removing any roadblocks to collaboration
  • Guide project team meetings including sprint pre/planning meetings, daily scrum and sprint review meetings
  • Facilitate retrospective discussions and support continuous improvement efforts
  • Limit the external interference the team must deal with
  • Creative problem solving in quickly bringing issues to resolution
  • Fosters an environment that emphasizes knowledge sharing and group participation
  • Lead in the absence of organizational authority and demonstrate empathy and stewardship
Required Skills:

  • Exceptional people skills
  • Confident working with a diverse group of people and serve as arbitrator when conflicts arise
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial controls needed in project management and consulting work
  • Practical understanding of how to scope and estimate work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Project Management and/or serving as Scrum Master
  • Proven experience managing more than one significant project at a time
  • Practical use of quality management tools and techniques
Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience as a Business Analyst and/or Tester helpful
  • Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 6 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Scrum Master
  • Project Management

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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