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Scrum Master / Technical Agile PM Coach
Ref No.: 17-00226
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 11 Years
Start Date: 10/24/2017
Top Skill Sets: Scrum Master/Coach/Agile Team Experience
Additional Information:
Need a candidate who can help decide how many scrum teams to run and who has experience running Agile team that are not located together. As a Scrum Master, you will support a web project team in adopting Agile best practices and values. You'll work closely with the product owners to help ensure that feature requests, time boxes, and expectations from team members are reasonable within the agile framework and overall team priorities. You'll assist these teams -- who vary in experience with the Agile process -- in building a record of successful executions. You'll also collaborate with other scrum masters to ensure consistency in the implementation of Agile across the larger team and actively contribute to the growing Agile community.
Essential functions:
  • Facilitates agile ceremonies.
  • Facilitates team's progress toward the goal and commitments through improvement in quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
  • Focus on improving team dynamics & performance & management of conflicts
  • Exhibit lean, agile and Kanban/Scrum principles in all actions
  • Supports the Product Owner, identifies and mitigates impediments while maintaining a healthy and transparent relationship
  • Communicates status to management and outside stakeholders
  • Functions as a team-based management proxy and servant leader, supporting and reinforcing the rules of Kanban/Scrum and agile
Required Skills:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience managing/executing technology projects using Agile methodologies.
  • Requires demonstrated understanding of business process as it relates to experience in the field.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong facilitation and conflict management skills
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
Nice to Have:
  • Technical experience using web technologies (Java) and/or technical data analysis skills
  • Experience transitioning teams from Waterfall to Agile
  • Experience leading/executing web projects
  • Experience using JIRA and Confluence
  • Healthcare experience preferred.