Scrum Master

Scrum Master
Location: Pittsburgh PA 
Duration: 6 Months
Candidate have worked in software development team in past 

Description: 
 
 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

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