Scrum Master – 4902

Job description

As a Scrum Master at our client you will be responsible for being the rock-star facilitator between development teams and product owners while remaining the shining example of Agile & Scrum.  You will be expected to hold the standard Scrum events, assist product owners with achieving a well-groomed backlog, removing impediments, and empowering your team(s) to continually evolve.

Responsibilities

Facilitate the Agile Delivery Practice

  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews/demos, retrospectives, and release planning meetings for 2-3 product teams
  • Track and communicate team commitments, velocity and sprint/release progress
  • Remove or escalate team impediments that jeopardize sprint goals
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the Agile principles
  • Identify, suggest and collaborate with development and product owner on measurable improvements for the team(s)
  • Coach, train and support other scrum masters within the organization

Support the Product Owner

  • Promote and contribute to the betterment of the product backlog
  • Promote and contribute to internal and external communications, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Facilitate value-based prioritization and resolution for new stories

Support the Product Team

  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
  • Identify and escalate and remove impediments to sprint goals
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
  • Empower the team to self-organize

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience required
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master required
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in technology industry and customer-centric applications required
  • Comprehensive understanding of Agile, Scrum & XP software development methodologies, values, and procedures required
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
  • Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Ability to lead and coach the team to reach their highest potential
  • Collaborative approach to driving decisions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please only apply if you live in the Greater Seattle Area
  • We cannot sponsor H1-B visas at this time
  • We are not looking to expand our current list of preferred Corp-to-Corp vendors at this time