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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-00099
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Position Type:Contract
 We are in search of experienced Scrum Masters with a true passion for Agile with a solid understanding of Agile values and principles and the expertise to guide and coach teams, and organizations on how to use Agile Scrum practices.
Candidates should have at least five years of experience in a functional role associated with an information technology system development lifecycle along with at least three years Scrum Master experience for software delivery teams and CSM certification.  Along with the following:
  • Good skills and knowledge of facilitation techniques, servant leadership, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Experience with Agile PLM tools like JIRA, Rally, VersionOne, etc.
  • Strong understanding of backlog tracking, Scrum and Kanban based metrics, task definition, story splitting.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Experience in sprint & release planning, running demos and retrospectives
  • A history of demonstrated sound judgment and strong reasoning skills as well as good analytical and problem-solving abilities
Preferred skills and knowledge include:
  • A strong appetite and track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team