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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-07264
Location: Bentonville, Arkansas
We seek a senior Scrum master to support a high performing team in a fast paced environment. Responsibilities include support and enforcement of rules of the Scrum process and other rules that the team has agreed upon. Helps the team coordinate with other teams on the Agile Release Train (/agile-release-train/) and communicates status to management as needed. Experience with SaFe, Kanban and Scrum a must.

Experience/Skills Required:
• Facilitates daily standup
• Helps the team maintain their burndown chart
• Sets up retrospectives, sprint reviews or sprint planning sessions
• Shields the team from interruptions during the sprint
• Removes obstacles that affect the team
• Encouraging collaboration between the Scrum team, product owner and other stake holders

Must Haves (top 3-5 tangible skills/experience with/specific tools or technology that are required to perform this role):
- Certified Scrum Master (CSM)/PMP with overall 8 to 12 years of Experience.
- Hands-on experience in project management building infrastructure/ environments using Scrum methodology. Building Systems (physical/ cloud/ VM's), Database, Network, San storage, monitoring.
- Hands –on experience using Jira & Confluence Tool. Along with Knowledge of ServiceNow.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Facilitates Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Stakeholder Demos and Sprint Retrospectives
- Removes impediments/blockers in order to keep teams highly productive
- Identifies and manages dependencies with other internal or external teams
- Provides metrics and status to senior management
- Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Project Management and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans.
- Possess knowledge and understand Kanban methodology.
 
Plus (what experience you ideally want, would make a candidate stand out, or would be nice to have but not required):
- Ability to work well with people with varying technical and business abilities
- Ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms
- Excellent presentation skills including strong PowerPoint skills
- Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem solving skills
 
Day to Day:
  • Facilitates daily standup
  • Helps the team maintain their burndown chart
  • Sets up retrospectives, sprint reviews or sprint planning sessions
  • Shields the team from interruptions during the sprint
  • Removes obstacles that affect the team
  • Encouraging / Facilitates collaboration between the Scrum team, product owner and other stake holders
Team Structure: 
  • This will be part of Global Technical & Engineering Operations team, which manages the complete Datacenter & Infrastructure (Network, Storage, Compute) for Client.
  • This will be part of 5-member team in Bentonville which also works with teams in India & Sunnyvale.