Scrum Master

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

job description

Scrum Master

job summary:
We have a contract opportunity for several experienced Scrum Masters. In this assignment as a Scrum Master, they will facilitate daily stand-ups and support the team and follow the Scrum delivery process. They 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, they 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
- Serve the team and product owner in turning requirements into the working software

- Track progress and help the team achieve their commitments

- Monitor progress daily and 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 understanding of the processes and ensure they are followed

- Ensure product quality expectations are defined and known across the team

- Collaborate with the team on work scheduling, defect remediation and refactoring. Guard against accumulation of technical debt

- Work with technical team and product owner to balance 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 external interference to the team

- Creatively problem solve to quickly bring issues to resolution

- Foster an environment that emphasizes knowledge sharing and group participation

- Lead in the absence of organizational authority and demonstrate empathy and stewardship

Required Skills:

- Experience in Project Management and/or serving as Scrum Master, Min. of 7 years' experience

- Proven experience managing more than one significant project at a time

- Exceptional people skills

- Ability to train and educate new team members on SCRUM roles.

- Ability to work 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

- Practical use of quality management tools and techniques

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 6 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Scrum Master

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