Scrum Master III

  • location: Charlotte, NC
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50.12 - $60.12 per hour

job description

Scrum Master III

job summary:
Job Description


  • Facilitates the sizing of stories during the planning sprint, backlog grooming, or sprint planning sessions for the team.
  • Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with business owners, product owners, project sponsors, vendors and key clients.
  • Facilitates Agile ceremonies for 1-2 teams.
  • Uses historical velocity and planned velocity to assist team with commitments
  • Works with the project sponsor and product owner to determine staffing requirements.
  • Assist with identifying which resources need to be procured outside the organization.
  • Involves team in identifying and removing impediments and known risks through analysis and prioritization
  • Maintains risk register and escalates where needed
  • Utilizes standardized tools and techniques for estimating costs associated with a project including physical, financial and human capital costs.
  • Continuously monitors the actual cost of a project versus the budget.
  • Reviews expenditures and evaluates factors that may potentially cause cost changes.
  • Conducts in-depth root cause analysis of project budget discrepancies.
  • Effectively utilizes progress indicators such as burn-down and burn-up charts.
  • Utilizes the team ?definition of done? to guide the team during their sprint commitments.
  • Uses collaborative engagement techniques.
  • Fosters self-accountability. o Escalates where needed.
  • Ensures scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests and critical issues are effectively communicated to the client and project team. o Looks for opportunities to teach and mentor the team.
  • Guides the team by providing meaningful feedback.

Mandatory SkillsExperience & KnowledgeEssential

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of ScrumMaster experience
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM or related certification strongly preferred o 3+ years of information technology experience
  • Bachelor?s degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience
  • 3 or more years managing projects
  • Thorough understanding of agile and waterfall methodologies, values, and procedures.
  • Experience working with both agile and waterfall methodologies on large scale, technically complex projects.
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects. o Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery.
  • Experience with relevant business software (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Team Foundation Server).
  • Experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server Agile, Jira or similar tool.
  • Controls a program level view and status and uses the information in Clarity/Open Workbench to communicate on multiple projects and programs at a time.
  • Able to use Clarity/Open Workbench tool to determine how the intersection of multiple projects and programs impacts the department.
  • Able to use the Clarity/Open Workbench tool develop departmental budgets.
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues.
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams.
  • Situational awareness of when to listen and when to be assertive.
  • strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to keep team engaged and on task. Preferred{Enter the top 3-5 "nice to have" requirements related to skills, education, certification, experience level, qualifications, technology, etc..}
location: Charlotte, North Carolina
job type: Contract
salary: $50.12 - 60.12 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Participates in setting best practices.
  • Effectively facilitates retrospectives to pull actionable changes for the team.
  • Conducts formal review with business sponsor at project completion to confirm acceptance and satisfaction.
  • Tracks and measures client satisfaction levels and make and implement recommendations.
  • Generates appropriate communication, process and educational plans for mitigating the disruption of change while facilitating identification and removal of obstacles to change.
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 1 year of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Scrum Master
  • Agile Methodology

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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