Scrum Master Contract in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

In the Scrum Master role, you'll serve as the leader for your team(s) by ensuring clear communication and helping the team reach its goal. The Scrum Master will drive the appropriate Agile methodology focused on predictable, quality delivery and driving continuous improvement of the team. The SM will also facilitate team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team.

General Responsibilities:

  • Serves as scrum master for two or more teams

  • Integrates Agile principles into team practices and work products

  • Ensures team maintains focus on quality and continuous delivery

  • Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required)

  • Actively seeks and participates in a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training and independent study to further develop self and community

  • Introduces new and advanced practices to improve the team and their delivery

  • Demonstrates ability to balance data with other factors when making decisions

  • Understands domain architecture and upstream/downstream dependencies

  • Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve

  • Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization

  • Developing ability to help onboard or act as a mentor to a Scrum Master with less experience

  • Developing ability to coach team on XP Engineering practices and benefits

  • Basic Qualifications:

    • Associate's Degree

    • At least 2 years of experience with Agile Management Solutions (i.e. JIRA,VersionOne, or Rally)

    • At least 1 year experience on an agile team

  • Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree

    • At least 4 years of Agile Management Solution experience (i.e. JIRA,VersionOne, or Rally)

    • At least 3 years of experience on an agile team

    • Scrum Alliance CSM or CSP certification or PMI's Agile Certified Professional (ACP)

    • PMP, Lean certification, Agile certification

    • SAFe certified