Scrum Master - Contract - $65p/hr+ - Uptown Charlotte in Uptown Charlotte at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring their team is well educated in and practices Agile values and principles. They are a Servant Leader to their team, as well as the organization at whole by teaching, facilitating, mentoring and coaching, as well as being a champion for Agile throughout the organization.

Key duties and responsibilities

* Act as Scrum Master for 1 to 2 medium to high complexity/maturity teams.

* Display mastery of the Scrum Master role of Facilitation by facilitating getting work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

* Display mastery of the Scrum Master role of Education by educating team members and stakeholders about the Scrum Roles, Artefacts and Ceremonies.

* Teach Agile practices and values to teams and other departments and help them understand the value of Scrum.

* Organize/facilitate meetings, discussions, decision making, and engage in conflict resolution when necessary

* Teach & Mentor the team toward continuous improvement and self-organization; support empowerment of the team.

* Facilitate Team Ceremonies - stand up; inception; sprint planning; backlog refinement; team demos.

* Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

* Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.

* Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

* Gather & analyze data & metrics on team performance to aid retrospectives & continuous improvement.

* Educate the Product Owner on techniques for effective Product Backlog management; Help the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items.

* Ability to assess the Agile Maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for them.

* Participate in all controls compliance and auditing needed by the team.

* Adhere to all Information Security policies and best practices, including security awareness training and other information protection initiatives.

* Other duties as required for the position.

Required experience & competencies

Experience:

* Experience serving in the Scrum Master role for at least 5 years for teams that were diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

* Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

* Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

* Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques.

* Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team.

* Demonstrated problem-solving skills.

* Strong mentoring, verbal and written communication skills.

* Highly motivated, self-directed worker capable of developing detailed tasks from abstract assignments.

* Regular attendance and an availability to work additional hours to meet challenging deadlines are minimum requirements of this role.

* Other duties as assigned.

Personal Competencies:

* Problem Solving - Identifies and analyses issues, proposes and rolls out relevant solutions after appropriate approvals.

* Communication - Knows how and when to develop/sustain a message and/or an idea (speaking and writing), uses the right tools to present information.

* Resilience - Demonstrates an ability to step back when facing difficult situations and to bounce back after a failure.

* Decision Making - Makes decisions and/or rolls out the decisions taking into account all available information.

* Accountability - Alerts, raises the critical points when needed, shoulders and corrects his/her decisions and shows responsibility regarding cost management.

* Commitment - Makes effort to bring his/her skills and uses his/her expertise to contribute to the success of the Group.

* Curiosity - Demonstrates an appetite for learning and developing his/her-self in his/her field of expertise, can develop new practices and methods in relation with his/her day-to-day work.

Digital Competencies:

* Ability to employ information: identify, recognize, record and store digital information to facilitate retrieval and use

* Ability to access information: locate, select and retrieve digital information

* Ability to determine data's quality, value, and relevance in different contexts

* Ability to turn information into business insights, analyze trends and how to compare or combine relevant data sets

* Apply security measures in digital environments: protect hardware, software applications, data and personal information

* Ability to create information: generate new digital content and knowledge by organizing, integrating, adapting and applying digital information

* Ability to encrypt data

* Ability to identify and assess accurate sources of information

Required Education

* Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience and technical training is required.

* Certified Scrum Master (CSM or PSMI)

Job Requirements

Key duties and responsibilities • Act as Scrum Master for 1 to 2 medium to high complexity/maturity teams. • Display mastery of the Scrum Master role of Facilitation by facilitating getting work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work. • Display mastery of the Scrum Master role of Education by educating team members and stakeholders about the Scrum Roles, Artefacts and Ceremonies. • Teach Agile practices and values to teams and other departments and help them understand the value of Scrum. • Organize/facilitate meetings, discussions, decision making, and engage in conflict resolution when necessary • Teach & Mentor the team toward continuous improvement and self-organization; support empowerment of the team. • Facilitate Team Ceremonies – stand up; inception; sprint planning; backlog refinement; team demos. • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment. • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information. • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example • Gather & analyze data & metrics on team performance to aid retrospectives & continuous improvement. • Educate the Product Owner on techniques for effective Product Backlog management; Help the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items. • Ability to assess the Agile Maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for them. • Participate in all controls compliance and auditing needed by the team. • Adhere to all Information Security policies and best practices, including security awareness training and other information protection initiatives. • Other duties as required for the position. Experience: • Experience serving in the Scrum Master role for at least 5 years for teams that were diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency. • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc. • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques. • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team. • Demonstrated problem-solving skills. • Strong mentoring, verbal and written communication skills. • Highly motivated, self-directed worker capable of developing detailed tasks from abstract assignments. • Regular attendance and an availability to work additional hours to meet challenging deadlines are minimum requirements of this role. • Other duties as assigned. Digital Competencies: • Ability to employ information: identify, recognize, record and store digital information to facilitate retrieval and use • Ability to access information: locate, select and retrieve digital information • Ability to determine data's quality, value, and relevance in different contexts • Ability to turn information into business insights, analyze trends and how to compare or combine relevant data sets • Apply security measures in digital environments: protect hardware, software applications, data and personal information • Ability to create information: generate new digital content and knowledge by organizing, integrating, adapting and applying digital information • Ability to encrypt data • Ability to identify and assess accurate sources of information Required Education • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience and technical training is required. • Certified Scrum Master (CSM or PSMI)