Scrum Master



Ideally, we would like candidates to have a technical background and experience as a developer or QA. A bonus would be to have cloud experience and back-end experience in Azure, .NET, C#. We are looking for excellent communicators with people smarts and the passion to drive. Ideally would like them to have successful experience implementing something across organizational boundaries. We are not looking for folks who simply facilitate ceremonies, but folks who take the initiative and are willing to do what it takes to clear blockers.

This role will be held accountable to the following Key Deliverables/Responsibilities:

• Provides leadership and high-level technical or functional consultation for new systems development and for the enhancement of existing systems.

• Alignment of teams to the Program Increment (PI) Objectives and delivery of value. Guidance for the team relating to utilization of Agile practices and how to best ensure successful self-organization.

• Ability to lead without explicit authority. Partnering with other teams to remove impediments and appropriately track dependencies with internal or external customers.

• Facilitation of discussion, decision-making, and conflict resolution in support of attainment of value without coercion or dictating the work to be completed.

• Support of and collaboration with the Product Owner (= business owner) with respect to grooming and maintaining the product work backlog.

• Facilitates SAFe ceremonies for the Agile team. Understands Agile principles and systems thinking.

What You Bring With You (Qualifications)

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Engineering, Organizational Management, or related discipline or equivalent work experience and technical training is required.

• 5 years IT industry experience

• Minimum of one year of experience in a Scrum or Agile role within IT.

• Must have previous development experience.

• Knowledge of and/or experience with the Scaled Agile (SAFe) framework. SAFe Scrum Master certification (SM) preferred.

• Proficient skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, relentless improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

• Strong knowledge of Agile software development processes and techniques

• An understanding of how to apply the principles, practices, and theory of the Scrum Master role in Agile development.

• Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with Agile process, tools, and techniques, including Program Kanban boards, User Story writing, Burndown techniques, and Retrospective facilitation.

• Experience with teams delivering value in large systems or many smaller systems.

• Strong leadership and team building skills. Ability to work well with cross-functional Agile teams and the ability to foster team commitment to tasks.

• Excellent communication and mentoring skills.

Understanding and translating complex technical concepts into easy-to-understand business

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