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Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-08655
Location: Colorado, Colorado
Scrum Master
Supports the project team and help the team perform at their highest level. This involves removing any impediments to progress, facilitating meetings, and working with the product owner to make sure the product backlog is in good shape and ready for the next sprint. The Scrum master must be proficient at the skills to guide the team on how to utilize Agile/Scrum practices and understand the values of the project which will satisfy customer, guide the team on how to get the most from self organization and guide the team on filling intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum process. The scrum master must be professional at interaction with the product owner, other scrum teams, technical staff and management.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of Scrum Master experience
  • Minimum of 5-7 years experience using Agile-tracking tools (Jira, Confluence - a must)
  • Knowledge and experience with advanced Agile techniques such as: TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM or related certification strongly preferred)

Skills required/desired:
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent listening and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and team player
  • Strong team player with the ability to influence and negotiate and work effectively with groups/team dynamic
  • Self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues
  • Adaptability

Other responsibilities:
  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies, specifically Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Retro and Sprint Review/Demo sessions for the teams
  • Facilitate and lead individual Scrum teams in all aspects of Scrum: daily standups, planning, self-organization, collaboration & iterative development
  • Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values and help drive them towards continuous Agile improvement by leveraging techniques such as Maturity assessments
  • Collaborate with other Scrum Masters to create, maintain, and promote consistent Agile practices across all teams within the organization.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assist with internal and external communication by providing Agile metrics and reporting, improving transparency, and radiating information through burn up and burn down charts as well as other means.
  • Support and educate the Product Owner, stakeholders, and product management in Agile principles and practices, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog