Copy of Scrum Master / Scrum Coach

Job title – Scrum Master
 
Job Location – Murrysville PA
 
Length – Contract (12 Months)
 
Overview:
• Serve the role of Scrum Master as defined in the Scrum Guide
• Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values
• Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization, and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
• Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

Skillsets:
• Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or retribution with an emphasis on problem solving
• Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
• Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
• Guide the team on how to get the most out of self-organization
• Understand sufficient technical architecture to facilitate discussion, communicate decisions and raise impediments
• Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
• Excellent communication and mentoring skills
• Work as part of a team within the department and across departments to help achieve group, department and overall project goals.
• Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through on actions and deliverables

Responsibilities:
 • Remove impediments for the team with tenacity and urgency
 • Facilitate Scrum events and ensure necessary preparation work is completed in advance to create efficient, engaging, and productive events
 • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and maintaining the product backlog
 • Resolve team conflicts and coach the team in positive behaviors
 • Monitor team activity and progress against sprint goals
 • Manage artifacts in development tool
 • Lead retrospectives, capture minutes/actions and circulate
 • Capture sprint metrics for monitoring team performance
 • Attend project update meetings, milestone review meetings, and process improvement meetings
 • Coordinate with other Scrum teams and other cross-functional groups
 
 Problem Solving:
• Able to provide solutions using techniques that encourage team ownership and innovation

Required Skills/Experience:
• Certified Scrum Master
• Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 1 years for a software development team that followed Scrum principles, practices, and theory
• 3-5 years of professional experience working in a software development organization
• BS in IT-related field
• Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

Preferred Skills/Experience:
 • Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 3 years for a software development team that was following Scrum principles, practices, and theory 
 • More than 5 years of professional experience working in a software development organization, serving for some portion as software developer for some portion of this time 
 • Knowledge of other Agile approaches/techniques: SAFe, XP, Kanban, TDD/BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Agile Games 
 • Applicable knowledge of C# .NET and Java technologies 
 • Previous experience in leadership roles.
 
Best,
Kushal Shah
APN Software Service INC
kushal@apninc.com

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