job summary: Summary: Contributes to programs/projects specific to corporate change initiatives that have significant impact on how the company does business, provides a product or service, or executes a function. Skilled Scrum Master in coaching new Agile teams, cross-functional team members (Dev, QA, BA, Architecture), Product Owners, and Product Managers to achieve best practices.Ability to facilitate the Agile methodology and activities. Provides a vision and strategy; coaches and calibrates the team; enables a culture of continuous improvement. Identifies, develops and executes strategies and supporting tactics to influence teams and individuals to make needed behavioral changes.Effectively communicates with managers, pesers and business partners on deliverables, timelines and support needed from them. project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Key Responsibilities: Experienced with the Scrum Framework: understands the role of Scrum, how to work, and providing Scrum process expertise and coachingActs as a Servant LeaderHelps resolve team conflictCoaches the Team to achieve Sprint GoalsCoaches the Team to adhere to Sprint timelinesBuilds and develops a high-performance TeamPromotes self-help / self-organization within the teamsSchedules, facilitates and coaches Agile routines and ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and PI Planning)Helps support agile tool adoption and consistent utilization - maintains CA Agile Central (Rally) and ensures the team is tracking and communicating team progress and metrics (burn down / velocity) - uses these tools to inform coaching and continuous improvementHelps establish and support consistent reporting practices across the teamsHelps to foster a culture of continuous improvementWorks with Product Owners to establish and maintain Product/Story Roadmaps.Ensures priorities are understood and the backlog aligns (w/ PO)Helps protect the development team from external requests during the Sprint workHelps to remove or facilitate removal of impediments the team cannot resolve on their ownWorks closely with other Scrum Masters to exchange best practices and help to continually improve the processDrives maturity curve of agile adoption, partially based on company specific guidance - the rest based on industry norms and emerging trendsGuides and serves teams that deliver technology solutions, through effective application of the Lean/Agile principles and frameworks including Scrum, Kanban Method and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)Facilitates the creation and adoption of working agreements and definitions of ready / definition of done, including use of appropriate tools, standards and best practicesFacilitates and enables an environment of collaboration, innovation and creativityChallenges and enables the team to continuously improve through intentional Lean and data driven inspect and adapt cycles Required Skills: 5+ years of experience as an active Scrum Master with direct experience coaching new teams to Lean Agile7-10+ years technology experience in IT full development life cycleDirect Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)understanding of Agile principles, concepts, and ceremoniesScrum, Kanban, and Lean Agile experienceKnowledge and experience with Agile techniques - Automated Testing, User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Estimating, Testing, Pairing, Agile Games, etc.Able to quickly establish collaborative partners. ips with key stakeholders and team members to help them on their journey of adopting Agile;Position SummaryTranslates business strategy into work programs and processes. Directs lower-level managers or team leaders or directly manages a specialty function. Initiates and provides leadership, strategic/tactical direction and planning input on all information technology and client/business area issues and in the development of an IT environment which meets current and anticipated business requirements and objectives. Participates with IT management in the development of technology products, service standards and development efforts that impact the client/business area. Serves as a single point of contact and the escalation point between the client/business area and internal IT management for the resolution of unresolved problems, complaints and complex service requests. Provides the client areas with technology products and service alternatives that improve the IT service delivery process. Desired Skills Program manager/Delivery and execution/Change governance and Financial GovernanceScrum and SAFE certified; good verbal and spoken communication. Both business and technical knowledge so can speak itelligently when providing status. Able to assist with transition from waterfall to agile.Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I, SAFe SM) preferredCA Agile Central (Rally) Software ExperienceCSPO and/or SAFe PMPO certification a plus5+ years of experience in a software development environment preferably involving cross-team dependenciesExperience working on large and complex systems with multiple stakeholdersFinancial Services technology experience a plus location: ADDISON, Texas job type: Contract salary: $55 - 65 per hour work hours: 8am to 5pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Experienced with the Scrum Framework: understands the role of Scrum, how to work, and providing Scrum process expertise and coachingActs as a Servant LeaderHelps resolve team conflictCoaches the Team to achieve Sprint GoalsCoaches the Team to adhere to Sprint timelinesBuilds and develops a high-performance TeamPromotes self-help / self-organization within the teams qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 10 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: IT Project ManagerProject 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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