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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-03623
Location: Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
NTT DATA, Inc., a top 10 global IT services company, has a Scrum Master need for our client in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

To apply for this position, please follow the link below or send your resume directly to
Kim.Ladka@nttdata.com. For more information please call Kim Ladka at 732-362-2602.

The ScrumMaster is a key role in Agile software development responsible for ensuring that Scrum practices and processes are followed by the team. The ScrumMaster serves as the liaison between the Product Owner and the Agile software development team. This role helps the team reach peak productivity, coaches and mentors resources, resolves impediments that block a team and help track their progress. The ScrumMaster also plays a critical role in the adoption of Scrum and other Agile development practices by the organization.

Must have significant experience ramping up, coaching and mentoring teams to peak productivity working in a complex inter dependent software development environment.

The successful candidate will be considered a subject-matter expert in Scrum software development methodology, be an effective communicator with strong servant leadership skills, have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference.

  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework is a plus)
  • Liaison & Communication
  • Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical (business) departments.
  • Communicate with other management, developers, product managers, product relationship and technical support specialists on product issues.
  • Facilitate Software Development
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Maintain process documentation.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Experience with introduction of Agile in a hybrid environment (waterfall) and interfacing between the two is a plus.
  • Application Support
  • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects / bugs.
  • Team & Process Management
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevents distractions to the team.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Empower the team to self-organize.
  • This needs to be an individual that puts the team before themselves. They will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from their team while promoting self-management and constantly improving standards of work.
  • May act as a source for mentoring of less experienced department staff.
Qualifications: Required
  • Thorough understanding of Scrum software development methodology, values, practices and procedures.
  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and iterative development methodologies
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and software development
  • Experience with Microsoft TFS / Visual Team Services
  • Ability to understand technical issues and identify the means to resolving them
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Collaborative in driving decisions.
  • Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.

Qualifications: Preferred:
  • Experience with Agile transformation in an organization
  • Experience working with large programs that use multiple Agile teams
  • Hands on experience with metrics and tracking tools used in Scrum
  • Experience with scaling Agile in the enterprise

NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit www.nttdataservices.com to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.