Job #: 5630532

Title: Scrum Master

Location: Portland area

Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract

 

 

 

Overview:

 

Our client’s Consumer Digital Technology group seeks a Scrum Master with a proven track record of delivering world-class products within complex digital environments to advance our platform and applications. Our ideal candidate will bring a broad range of lean and agile experiences working within large-scale organizations with specific knowledge working with digital technologies and processes at scale.

 

Duties:

·         Responsible for guiding the development of an agile team into an effective delivery unit with a sustainable cadence

·         Responsible for ensuring the team’s process evolves within organizational guidelines and standards of practice

·         Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring

·         Encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes

·         Excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management

·         Able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation

·         Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution

·         Must be able to facilitate the development process

·         Uphold and defend, as well as coach and mentor, agile values and principles as expressed in the Agile Manifesto

·         Skilled at creating a fully transparent development process

·         Capable of being a scrum master for one to three scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work

·         Facilitate agile activities and meetings, including sprint planning, retrospectives and sprint reviews 

·         Assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed 

·         Assist the team with implementing effective agile disciplinary practices

·         Ensure cross-team coordination 

·         Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal 

·         Maintain relevant metrics that provide organizational visibility and help the team see how they are doing 

 

Skills and Education:

·         5+ years of relevant IT experience including strong understanding of customer/stakeholder relationships, business analysis, prioritization, estimation and capacity management

·         Must have a thorough understanding of iterative/incremental software development

·         Complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum, XP and Kanban

·         Must have recognized education in agile processes, certifications preferred

·         Must have been a member of an agile team for at least 2 years

·         Able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments

·         Understand agile metrics and reporting techniques

·         Experience to explain and promote agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous delivery, TDD, BDD and refactoring preferred

·         Experience using Jira to track and make visible sprint backlog work flow preferred