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Scrum Master (SAFe Agile)
Ref No.: 21-00581
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Mandatory Skills - Banking Domain, SAFe Agile Scrum Master, Communication Skill, Presentation Skill
Preferred/Desired Skills - Insurance Domain

SAFe Agile Scrum Master:

• Experience working within SAFe- Must Have

• Organizational Skills- Must Have

• Strong Communication skills- Must Have

• Ability to mentor team members on agile/SAFe best practices- Must Have

RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:

• Leads one or more agile teams as the scrum master and team member.

• Employs best practices for agile/scrum methodology, while operating within the department's overall SDLC Framework.

• Works collaboratively with the product managers and team members to give input and support to the strategic direction of the initiative.

• Motivates and supports team members and ensures they have the tools and knowledge to do their jobs and that all blocking issues are resolved quickly.

• Creates self-organizing agile teams and facilitates the delegation of tasks and responsibilities to appropriate team members.

• Acts as moderator for sprint planning, daily standups, sprint demos, and refactoring/reflection sessions.

• In partnership with the Product manager & Product Owner ensure a robust, prioritized backlog is available.

• Supports Product Manager in understanding and communicating team effectiveness and performance.

• Communicates team status to all internal stakeholders and continuously refines/improves metrics by working with the team.

• Coordinates cross team dependencies with other Scrum Masters and participate in Agile Community of Practice (CoP).

• Escalates issues that require executive attention.

• Discovers opportunities to support organizational initiatives and develops strategies and programs to promote initiatives.

• Participates in the development of programs as a strategic partner that supports the company plan as directed by leadership.

• Provides planning, project coordination, and management for the development of organizational initiatives, while concurrently facilitating efficient operations to meet current and future business needs within the organization.

• Responsible for balancing workload to optimize the effectiveness of project development and management.

• Performs analysis to determine root cause of challenges and provides solutions for improved operational and process performance.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:

• Clear understanding of one of the agile frameworks and key best practices (Disciplined Agile, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban etc.).

• Strong analytical, problem solving and planning skills.

• Must demonstrate leadership ability to effectively interact with all levels of management.

• Stakeholder Management, Negotiation and Communication skills.

• Understanding of the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.

• Ability to help manage scrum team backlog and priorities using agile based tools (ServiceNow, Jira, Rally/Central Agile, Version1, etc.).

• Excellent communication, facilitation and mentoring skills.

• Ability to effectively present budgetary and/or cost information, and respond to questions as appropriate.

• Demonstrable conflict resolution skills.

• Demonstrable risk management and mitigation skills.

• Knowledge of tools used to assist with scrum team planning (ServiceNow, Jira, Agile Manager, Version1, etc.).

• Ability to be flexible as projects are often non-routine and require re-prioritizing of workload.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Ability to perform other assignments as required by senior management.

• Knowledge of workers compensations industry preferred.

If interested or any queries, reach out to Steve - 7603074259 or email - steve@dantatechnologies.net