Scrum Master - 1279289S

Beaverton-OR
 Job-ID :   1279289S 
  Category :  Management 
  Position Type : Contract & Remote 

Job Description

Responsibilities:

(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)

  • Operates as a team-based servant leader in service to the team’s needs.
  • Ensures the team is practicing Agile principles.
  • Partners with, coaches and supports Product Owner in managing the backlog to ensure it is properly prioritized and appropriately sized.
  • Facilitates all Scrum ceremonies (backlog grooming, planning meetings, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, demos).
  • Establishes, tracks and communicates agile metrics (such as team velocity and sprint progress/burn down chart) to team, management and any impacted stakeholders.
  • Facilitates alignment and assists Product Owner and Delivery Team with making appropriate commitments.
  • Identifies, removes and/or escalates risks, roadblocks and cross team dependencies that are unresolvable by the team and interfere with the team’s ability to deliver commitments.
  • Accountable for promoting continuous improvement by coaching the team to use metrics to identify and measure progress. 
  • Participates with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization and cross-scrum collaboration on delivery execution.
  • Continuously learns new approaches to facilitation, agile best practices and how to improve team dynamics.
  • Helps the Team to focus on delivery of high quality stories on a predictable, sustainable cadence.

Requirements:

(The abilities that the individual needs to perform this role effectively)

Education

  • Bachelor's degree
  •  One of the following alternatives may be accepted:  
  • PhD or Law + 3 yrs;
  • Masters + 4 yrs;
  • Associates + 6 yrs;
  • High School + 7 yrs exp
  • 5 years relevant work experience

Skills

  • Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools
  • Familiarity or experience with other agile methodologies such as LEAN, Kanban, XP Programming etc. 
  • In-depth understanding of Agile Principles and how they’re applied in workplace culture
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills within teams and groups
  • Experience resolving issues across teams
  • Effective communication, team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring, and servant leadership skills
  • Sufficient understanding of technology systems and the team’s ecosystem to help team overcome roadblocks

Preferred

  • Relevant certification in the field preferred (examples below)
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Required

  • AGILE PDM
  • BUDGETS
  • BUSINESS CASE
  • CONTRACTS
  • PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Additional

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • STAFFING
  • STEERING
  • VENDOR AGREEMENTS
  • VENDOR CONTRACTS

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