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Scrum Master

Durham, NORTH CAROLINA | Contract
Post Date: 05/11/21
Job ID: 21-00489
Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title: Scrum Master
Location: Durham, NC
Type: Contract
Duration: 12+ Months

**Onsite Position***

The client requires the services of an experienced Scrum/Flow master to work in various Agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban, to move towards approaches and frameworks such as SAFe. The Scrum Master or Kanban flow master coaches and advises the teams as well as leadership on desired agile processes, procedures, values, and interactions as well as opportunities for continuous improvement. This role strives to enabling teams to become selforganizing, cross-functional, and accountable while assisting them to achieve their plans by facilitating Scrum/Kanban/SAFe events, removing impediments, and resolving issues outside of the team's control. This resource will lead the planning and execution of development and delivery of efforts for one or more products to a high standard. Candidate must be coachable, and know how to work with Product Owners, Scrum/flow Masters, Developers, and Stakeholders to execute and follow the Agile transformation strategies laid out by the Agile Transformation Coach and transformation team, work as a good team player to enable understanding, learning and behaviors in an Agile way that drives customer and business value while creating a healthy Agile team culture. This position will be responsible for managing and assisting with requirements gathering, design, development, and implementation of the Cúram (as well as Java) software application on n-tier infrastructure, interfacing with various internal and external applications on variety of platforms. This position will use Agile (Scrum, Kanban) principles to understand and execute resolution of backlog items by working closely with the Product Owner(s) and the project team(s), ensuring deliverables reflect requirements, are effective solutions and are delivered with quality. This position plays a key role in resolving business and team conflicts with active involvement in technical matters, finding gaps and ensuring Product Owner involvement in business decisions and description of the business flow. This role must demonstrate a high level of expertise in understanding and estimating work effort, collaborating to refine prioritized backlogs, facilitating Scrum ceremonies or Kanban events, and related aspects of Agile methodology.

  • Strong organization and analytical thinking skills with experience turning complex business needs into user scenarios, flows, and diagrams.
  • Strong experience understanding and implementing Agile values, principles, and practices (i.e., Kanban, Scrum) based on Team's maturity.
  • Experience with JIRA to create/enhance dashboards, monitor progress of sprint/work flow, and providing statuses in timely manner.
  • Strong hands on experience with tools like MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Demonstrated experience working on multiple priorities and/or projects simultaneously without impact to quality of work.
  • Experience working with stakeholders for backlog item prioritization, grooming, and understanding of epic/stories /tasks
  • Experience with work breakdown and estimation, sprint planning, monitoring progress and removing impediments to deliver solutions for business needs.
  • Strong experience using facilitation and communication skills with both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Strong experience using risk and business impact analysis and reporting skills.
  • Experience in gaining buy-in and support from stakeholders
  • Experience managing, maintaining, and analyzing data to derive meaningful and actionable insights about the portfolio.
  • Demonstrated experience using effective leadership, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with planning just enough, just in time to START moving forward.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or related certification
  • Certified SPC or SAFe agilist in SAFe transformation
  • Knowledge of DevOps practices