Scrum Master

  • location: Schaumburg, IL (remote)
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $47.50 - $59.25 per hour

job description

Scrum Master

job summary:
Required Skills/Experience:

- First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I, SAFe Agilest or Practitioner)

- 2- 5 years of experience in a Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

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

- Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for eliciting change in team behavior (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):

- Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II, SPCT 4++)

- Knowledge of other agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

- Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team (.Net, Java, or other web development languages)

- Previous experience as a development team lead

- Excellent communication and mentoring skills

- Contributions to the public around agile practices 
location: Schaumburg, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $47.50 - 59.25 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: No Degree Required
- Provide leadership, direction and coaching to an agile team by encouraging them to adopt and mature good scrum processes

- Working closely with Product Owner and Architects to maintain the scrum backlog

- Facilitating core Scrum ceremonies and activities

- Utilizing tools such as Rally for backlog maintenance and release planning

- Removing impediments or guiding the team(s) to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

- Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

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

- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

- Providing all support to the team(s) using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 2 years of experience
  • Education: No Degree Required
  • Scrum Master

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