Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

  • location: Earth City, MO
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $65 - $71 per hour

description

  • Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
  • 6mo Contract to Hire
  • St. Louis, MO
  • US Citizens/Green Cards Only

Client is looking for an agile project manager/scrum master who is a change agent to drive software development agile teams to deliver business value and enjoys challenges in making process improvement. This position is for an agile project manager in the Project Management Office (PMO) of Product Development department. This role will focus on leading the team over managing the tasks, and adapting to change over conforming to plan.

You will have the opportunity to work with a leading-edge IT organization with top talent and multiple technologies to address some of the most challenging IT issues facing companies today. Must have the ability to manage competing demands with professionalism and a win-win attitude.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

-Act as a Scrum Master to leads key initiatives to deliver project objectives for medium to large sized agile projects

-Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-ups, Sprint reviews, retrospectives and demos with team and Product Owner/stakeholders

-Assist key business users (product owners) with backlog creation, grooming and prioritization

-Identify and remove impediments to prevent distractions

-Maintain and publish agile metrics (e.g. velocity and burn-down)

-Collaborate closely with the Product Owner and Stakeholders to facilitate release management across teams to coordinate release scheduling

-Maintain software release schedule and act as a liaison between teams to ensure proper communication

-Serve as a coach while empowering team self-organization and self-management

-Cultivate robust and sustainable working relationships between business and technology teams to foster a cross-functional team environment

-Promote and evangelize Agile across the organization

-Make recommendations for continuous improvement to enhance effectiveness

-Adhere to internal SDLC and review processes and standards

Qualifications

-3 or more years of professional experience managing technology projects with cross-functional, matrix staff (including vendors) with high integration across multiple lines of business and technical discipline

-2 years minimum experience as a Scrum Master or Project Manager to manage Agile projects with Agile software development methodologies, specifically Scrum, Lean or Kanban

-Experience in leading process improvement and/or change initiatives, especially as it related to software development is a plus

-Proven ability as a servant leader able to lead and work with multiple diverse roles and personalities

-Self-motivated driver able to make progress despite obstacles and to solve problems

-Strong time management skills and sense of timeliness in meeting commitments

-Ability to understand technical issues at a high level

-Demonstrated aptitude for acquiring knowledge and skills

Ability to understand the key metrics to measure, observe and optimize for

-Exceptional facilitative skills, must be able to lead and demonstrate value add principles with transparency (e.g. desire to bring disclosure and grow trust)

-Excellent presentation and communication skills, both oral and written

-Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint, and SharePoint 2010 /SharePoint 2013

-Scrum Master or other agile certification is a plus

-Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or equivalent experience

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