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Senior Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-00033
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 10 Years
Start Date / End Date: 04/23/2018 to 12/28/2018
Senior Scrum Master
Key Responsibilities:


Ability to manage multiple projects of medium to large scale through all sprints/iterations and phases of the project
Organize and facilitate sprint planning and release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and other agile related events
Track and communicate team metrics and sprint/release progress to all teams and management
Works independently, without the need for day-to-day guidance.
In partnership with the product owner, agile coaches, scrum teams on user story sizing and acceptance criteria definition, facilitates the definition of minimal viable product, and leads continuous refinement and prioritization of the product backlog
Ensure the development teams are embracing and practicing core agile principles
Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs
Update company project portfolio system for status, resource capacity planning, and budget preparation
Strong commitment and support of the success of the core team and is outcomes
Assist with internal and external communication
Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition
Determine and remove all obstacles that may interfere with the ability of the teams' to deliver assigned goals
Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
Provide direction to project activities to ensure successful implementation and support
Promote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocity
Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation
Provide strategic thinking and tactical execution
Ability to communicate, influence and partner effectively using strong verbal and written communication
Proficiency with VersionOne, JIRA and PowerPoint

Qualifications
· 4+ years' experience of Scrum Master development or deployment experience
· 4+ years' experience in managing multiple information systems projects
· 4+ years' experience in an agile / scrum environment with a demonstrated appreciation for large enterprise standards
· Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of successfully managing large, complex Agile teams in a results-driven environment
· Thorough understanding of enterprise software development processes and lifecycle
· Strong Technical background and familiar with IT terminology.
· Ability to adjust and apply technical knowledge in a dynamic environment using Agile development principles
· Proven experience building strong working relationships and working successfully in cross-functional teams
· Ability to quickly understand the scope of the project and identify key success and risk factors
· Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills.
· Strong presentation and facilitation skills
· Prioritize multiple tasks effectively
· Enthusiastic team-player, team leader as well as a self-starter
· Comfortable working with ambiguity and evolving priorities
· Flexible, yet firm in approach to managing the project
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Visio, SharePoint and PowerPoint) and system documentation tools
· Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) required
· Proficiency in the SAFe® framework a plus