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ScrumMaster
Ref No.: 18-00254
Location: Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 06/14/2018

Job Title: ScrumMaster
Location: Northern NJ
Job Type: Right to Hire
Duration: 3-6 months to Conversion
Contact Info: Ella Blank - eblank@techlink.com - 201-786-2414

  • The ScrumMaster is a key role in Agile software development responsible for ensuring that Scrum practices and processes are followed by the team.
  • The ScrumMaster serves as the liaison between the Product Owner and the Agile software development team.
  • This role helps the team reach peak productivity, coaches and mentors resources, resolves impediments that block a team and help track their progress.
  • The ScrumMaster also plays a critical role in the adoption of Scrum and other Agile development practices by the organization.
  • Must have significant experience ramping up, coaching and mentoring teams to peak productivity working in a complex inter dependent software development environment.
  • The successful candidate will be considered a subject-matter expert in Scrum software development methodology, be an effective communicator with strong servant leadership skills, have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference.
  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework is a plus)

Liaison & Communication:

  • Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical (business) departments.
  • Communicate with other management, developers, product managers, product relationship and technical support specialists on product issues.

Facilitate Software Development:

  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Maintain process documentation.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Experience with introduction of Agile in a hybrid environment (waterfall) and interfacing between the two is a plus.

Application Support:

  • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects / bugs.

Team & Process Management:

  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevents distractions to the team.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Empower the team to self-organize.
  • Candidate could be expected to spend up to 20% of his/her time coaching and mentoring other members of the team

Skills:

  • This needs to be an individual that puts the team before themselves.
  • They will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from their team while promoting self-management and constantly improving standards of work.
  • May act as a source for mentoring of less experienced department staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Thorough understanding of Scrum software development methodology, values, practices and procedures.
  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and iterative development methodologies
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and software development
  • Experience with Microsoft TFS / Visual Team Services
  • Ability to understand technical issues and identify the means to resolving them
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Collaborative in driving decisions.
  • Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile transformation in an organization
  • Experience working with large programs that use multiple Agile teams
  • Hands on experience with metrics and tracking tools used in Scrum
  • Experience with scaling Agile in the enterprise

Education:

  • Four-year college diploma or university degree in computer systems design or computer science, and/or 10 years equivalent work experience
  • Certified ScrumMaster with at least 2 + years of experience in this role post certification

All offers of employment at TechLink, Inc. are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

Background checks will include: Social Security Verification, Prior Employment Verification, Professional References, Educational Verification, Criminal History, Motor Vehicle Records and e-verify.