Scrum Master (Contract to hire) in Tampa, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/10/2019

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Job Description

Scrum Master

As servant leaders, Scrum Masters are often referred to as guardians of their Scrum Team(s). They help to ensure Scrum Teams deliver results that align with business and organization priorities/goals. Scrum Masters contribute towards improving business agility. Scrum Masters are responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values/principles and follows the processes and practices the team agrees to use. At AF, the Scrum Master reports to the Senior Product Delivery Manager in the Product Innovation & Delivery department.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and remove impediments from the team; protect from outside interruptions and distractions
  • Establish an environment where the team can be effective; address team dynamics
  • Guide, coach and motivate agile teams with goals of delivering value, speeding up delivery / increasing productivity
  • Passionate about and able to teach agile methodologies including but not limited to Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Lean principles, SAFe, and LeSS
  • Organize and lead Scrum ceremonies
  • Communicate with stakeholders; liaison to Project Managers/PMO to oversee and manage scope, timeline, quality, goals and deliverables that support business goals
  • Prepare and present reports regarding progress and success of agile teams

Position Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience playing the Scrum Master role for software development teams
  • Experience in agile techniques such as User Stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration,
  • Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games etc.
  • Experience in agile / scrum development team tools such as Jira
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) required; Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Product
  • Owner (CSPO) a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience with agile practices, patterns and techniques

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Agile / growth mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, conflict management, listening openly, verbal & written communication Exceptional facilitation ability; able to keep team focused on sprint goals/commitments
  • Critical thinker, inquisitive, complex problem-solving
  • Team player, collaborative, honest and transparent
  • Effective time-management skills; comfortable working in a fast-paced environment