Scrum Master

TEKsystems, Inc
Baltimore, MD
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Top Three Skills:1. 3-5 years of Scrum Master experience (responsible for coordinating daily scrum events and helping agile teams identify, document and communicate impediments to delivery results)2. Strong Agile/Scrum point of view (need to understand the value of agile and be able to explain/teach teammates who have no experience)3. Critical thinking skills Traditionally, the Scrum Master is responsible for the following:* Guiding the team to reach consensus for what can be achieved during a specific period of time.* Guiding the team to reach consensus during the daily scrum.* Guiding the team to stay focused and follow the agreed-upon rules for daily scrums. * Removing obstacles that are impeding the team's progress.* Collecting feedback from the team during retrospectives and acting on that feedback.* Protecting the team from outside distractions.* Representing the team to external entities - Engineering management, PDM, others not directly on the team.* Work with Project Manager to conduct long-term planning. The Scrum Master will be working with the Product Owner and team lead to ensure that Agile ceremonies are scheduled and productive, and that team impediments are either removed or escalated. Additionally, the Scrum Master will be identifying opportunities for process improvements and working with the team to figure out how to implement those changes. Responsibilities* You coordinate with Product Owners to groom user stories and build tasks for a product backlog.* You conduct Agile ceremonies, including Daily Stand-Ups, Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, and Sprint Demos for your projects.* You escalate issues and impacts to delivery timelines and work proactively with teams to support them in execution of programs & projects.* Identify current and potential issues with the SDLC and it's impact on the efficiency of your teams.* At the end of each sprint, be ready to present information about team metrics and goals achieved or missed using available tools. * Use metrics to identify areas of improvements and suggest solutions when necessary.* Work with the Project Manager to conduct long-term planning.Requirements* 3-5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager or other role wherein you were responsible for helping development teams deliver features.* Excellent communication skills are a must as you will be facilitating important discussions, communicating process details and changes, motivating the team, and delivering information about a team's metrics.* Some technical background to better understand the stories you will be helping to groom and deliver.* Hands-on experience with JIRA.About TEKsystems:Join TEKsystems(R), a leading IT staffing, IT talent management and IT services firm, and get your career on the fast track. We have more than 100 offices worldwide, and we partner with over 6,000 clients and place over 80,000 consultants per year. At TEKsystems, we seek to understand our consultants' skills, goals and interests, allowing us to present targeted job opportunities on a contract, contract-to-hire or direct placement basis. TEKsystems' leadership in the market stems from our sincere and personal commitment to driving the success of our customers, consultants and each other.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888 472-3411 or email accommodation@teksystems .com for other accommodation options.

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