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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-03228
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
At NTT DATA, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company's growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA and for the people who work here.

Manages and coordinates the delivery of software products through the Agile - Scrum framework and assists with project and program management tasks Responsible for the development and implementation of assigned project(s) and the single point of contact for assigned projects; works closely with Product Owners to provide team direction through Story Maps and Product Backlogs Leads teams on small projects through Agile Scrum. Drives the development of plans and delivery activities to realize project objectives (roughly 50% Scrum Master work\50% program mgt work and coordination work) Manages project activities and resources, and forecasts through Clarity allocations Understands product / functional background, priorities, and policies and applies this understanding to project activities Understands project management disciplines of schedule, cost, risk and issue management Schedule Management – creates sprint and release plans, manages, and understands impacts to project scope, constraints, and schedule. Cost Management - develops, monitors, and assesses project budgets through the entire project life cycle providing full transparency to stakeholders Communication Management - creates and manages communications with stakeholders providing relevant details for informing and decision making in the enterprise status report Excellent presentation and Powerpoint skills for audiences of varying levels Utilizes available tools for identifying and tracking issues such as the Delivery Risk Assessment, risk workshops, and Clarity Quality Management - identifies relevant quality standards and defines governance, communication, and quality processes Facilitates Agile Ceremonies: Backlog Refinement, Daily Scrums, Sprint Planning sessions and Retrospectives. Works with Product Owner to establish and maintain Product/Story Roadmaps. Facilitates team collaboration and impediments identification, prioritization and resolution. Maintain and utilize Focus Factor Models in Release and Sprint Planning. Drive continuous and consistent process improvement culture, providing and analyzing current and historical metrics to inspect and adapt. Drive maturity curve of agile adoption, partially based on company specific guidance the rest based on industry norms and emerging trends. Provide training by example to team members, working to normalize the agile maturity of team members and building role generalists. Required Skills: 3 years experience with managing Scrum through (ideally using Jira) 2 years Financial Services experience a must, Financial Planning/Retirement, Wealth Management, Advisory Services experiences highly desirable (some functional knowledge in this space is required, previous analytical experience in this space is also highly desirable) 2 years experience integrating vendor software packages within large financial organizations (matrix-ed\distributed environments), managing vendors 2 years experience managing\building\integrating software using model portfolio\asset allocation models; specific experience in integration with backend retirement recordkeeping systems is required 2 years experience creating and delivering executive level PowerPoint presentations Certifications and Education: Bachelor’s degree required (Mathematics, Finance, Business, Management, IT Mgt, Comp Sci, Economics), MBA a plus Desirable certification: PMP, Six Sigma, CSPO or PSPO, CSM