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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 19-00095
Location: Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
AboutWeb, LLC is hiring for a Scrum Master to join our consulting practice in support of a project in the Chesterbrook, PA area.  In the Scrum Master role you will provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills supporting the agile development process and delivery of applications. As an agile expert, the ScrumMaster will be responsible for enforcing the agile tenants as interpreted by the team, removing impediments and promoting transparency. This position requires commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement, and the ability to build a collaborative culture within the team. You will facilitate daily stand-ups and ensure the integrity of the agile process by capturing velocity and removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release. In this highly visible role, you will have significant interaction with product owners and regular contact with senior management. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross-functional development teams, and Project Managers to support development and software delivery.
  • Assist the Product Owner in user story creation/prioritization and product Backlog grooming via emergent requirement elicitation while supporting overall organizational goals.
  • Track and report Scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity.
  • Manage high-level budgeting and time tracking.
  • Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary.
  • Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Scrum Masters.
  • Work with Development managers to manage team capacity.
  • Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals.
  • Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile/Scrum practices.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often. Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice.
  • Adapt approach based on cultural shifts and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information. Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration. 
  • Scrum Master certification, ideally in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Business Intelligence / Data Analytics experience
  • 5-7 years Agile experience - Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects.
  • Experience running multiple scrum teams
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate and understand/communicate technical issues
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Information Systems, BI or Analytics or Engineering – or equivalent work experience
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) agile experience
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) tool,  CA PPM tool
  • Previous technical experience with the Microsoft technology stack (C#, SQL Server) as well as Microsoft Azure and Qlik and PowerBI
Background Check and Drug Test required by client.