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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-00713
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 11/05/2018 to 05/31/2019
Contract to Hire Opportunity
6 Months +

Job Description:
  • Facilitate the activities of an Agile software development team encouraging and supporting the teams to self-manage their iterations using a servant-leader management style.
  • Ensure self-organized team's continuous improvement through monitoring and coaching.
  • Assist the Product Owner in maintaining a product strategy/roadmap through story mapping and other Agile activities.
  • Work with the Product Owners and Business Analysts to identify that the product backlog is prioritized and refined to the appropriate level to start and continue development iterations.
  • Schedule and facilitate all Scrum team ceremonies including release and sprint planning, backlog refinement, daily standups, demos and retrospectives.
  • Remove impediments for the team(s) and escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Actively contribute to the company scrum community through participation in the internal Scrum Master Community of Practice.
  • Develop team members through coaching and by fostering a positive work environment
  • Proactively identify risks and dependencies and escalate with Product Owner as necessary.
  • Collaboratively partner with various levels throughout the organization to achieve goals and remove impediments.
  • Responsible for collecting and preparing metrics such as the team's capacity, velocity and burndown rate on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist with deployment and release planning and if necessary, coordinate across multiple teams.
  • Consistently advocate for great agile/iterative development practices within the organization.
  • Monthly project status reporting.
  • Monitoring of project spend against budget.
 
Competencies/Skills/Experience:
  • Understand the fundamentals of Agile and iterative development.
  • Flexibility and focus on getting the job done by adjusting roles and tasks to meet specific situational challenges.
  • Ability to manage multiple, ongoing initiatives as needed.
  • Expert facilitator and negotiator.
  • The attitude of empowerment and ability to lead their team to self-organization.
 
Required qualifications:
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for 2 to 3 years in a software development team.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills.
 
Preferred qualifications:
  • Scrum Master Certification or equivalent training.
  • 4-year degree in a related field.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Etc.
  • Experience working in an environment that practices CI/CD.