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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 17-15629
Location: San Francisco, California
Title: Scrum Master
Duration: 6+ Months Contract (Possible extension)
Location: San Francisco, CA 94105

Description:

Ideal Candidate will have:
  • 2+ Scrum Master experience
  • 6+ years of information technology experience; PM, TM or hands on experience as a developer of QA
  • Experience and proven success in driving initiatives and being adaptable and flexible working with different types of people and personalities. • Experience in a Big Data/Data Warehouse ecosystems
  • Experience working in environments with different Agile approaches (i.e. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Previous technical experience working in Data driven projects using technologies such as, but not limited to: Essbase, Microstrategy, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Analysis Services Cubes, Python, Cloud technologies
  •  Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings • Work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross-functional development teams, and Technical Managers to support development and data delivery to our Business Partners both internal and external
  • Assist the Product Owner in user story creation/prioritization and product Backlog grooming via emergent requirement elicitation while supporting overall organizational goals
  • Track and report Scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity
  • Manage high-level budgeting and time tracking
  • Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary
  • Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Scrum Masters/Technical Managers
  • Work with Technical managers to manage team capacity
  • Coach the team and stakeholders on Agile/Scrum practices
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information; responsible for creating clear status reporting to leadership
  • Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration
  • Must have 2+ Scrum Master experience
  • 6+ years of information technology experience; PM, TM or hands on experience
  • Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects; thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines; candidate will be responsible for management of more than one scrum team
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills while working with diverse teams and remaining calm under pressure and cognizant of how you are perceived
  • SM needs to have situational awareness with an understanding of when to listen and when to be assertive.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task
  • Must be effective and efficient in identifying and proposing creative, innovative solutions to complex, time-critical challenges.