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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-02811
Location: New Hyde Park, New York
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date / End Date: 09/14/2018 to 06/30/2019
Your Role:
  • Act as servant-leader to an agile team; removing impediments and ensuring team productivity.
  • Empower teams to self-organize.
  • Lead by example, demonstrating and upholding scrum principles.
  • Protect the team from outside interference, removing impediments, and ensuring that the work is delivered as a team.
  • Organize and facilitate scrum ceremonies, ensuring usefulness and adherence to scrum practice.
  • Ensure team delivering stories such that they meet the definition of done.
  • Lead team retrospectives and ensure key learning is incorporated into next sprint.
  • Coach team members to uphold scrum principles.
  • Cultivate and environment of trust, good faith, empowerment and creativity.
  • Facilitate discussions and conflict resolution.
  • Track team delivery on commitments through the use of burndown charts and other visual methods.
  • Produce and post sprint plans and otherwise act as an information radiator.
  • Track team velocity to ensure accuracy of future planning.
  • Work with the Product Owner to understand the business priorities and items to be groomed in upcoming sprints.
  • Ensure Product Owner is informed if changes occur that impact delivery to the business.
  • Work with other Scrum Masters to ensure alignment of priorities and that dependencies are delivered in the appropriate sprints to support other teams' delivery commitments.
  • Actively participate in activities related to agile adoption across the organization.
  • Drive weekly backlog grooming sessions with the team, ensuring work items are estimated and 'ready-for-work' per the Product Owners priorities.
  • Provide input to and participate in Release Planning.
  • Coordinate release planning with other Scrum teams throughout the organization.
  • Lead Sprint Planning sessions ensuring the commitments made are appropriate and uphold scrum principles.
  • Agile Practices – expert understanding of Scrum practices and related agile tools and techniques. Understanding of scaled Agile environments.
  • Software Development – basic understanding of the fundamentals of software development and the software development lifecycle.
  • College education in computer science or 3 years working in a software development environment.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience supporting a team as a Scrum Master.
  • Experience working in an iterative Development environment, utilizing Scrum practices.
  • Must have technical background and good knowledge of end to end process of the SDLC.
  • Experience with XP development practices
  • Experience with Scrum, Lean and/or XP inspired practices required
  • Experience with continuous delivery preferred.
  • Experience with SAFE

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations
One or more of the following relevant Agile certifications is required
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO