Scrum Master

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 31, 2018
Closes
Sep 28, 2018
Ref
JR-90270165-4
Hours
Full Time

Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

The Washington Post's world-class Information Technology is on the ground floor of some of the most exciting, game-changing projects in the news media industry; projects involving cutting-edge tools that promise to revolutionize how our award-winning journalists tell their stories. To succeed in this mission, we're searching for a dynamic Scrum Master to play a critical role in monitoring the scrum processes and scrum meetings.  The Scrum Master increases his team efficiency, motivates his team, spins, argues for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness. You'll partner with stakeholders throughout the organization to ensure that project is working smoothly and every team member has tools to get their work done efficiently. It's your chance to take your career to the next exciting level, and to play a major part in The Post's future as one of the world's most trusted and respected news sources.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate their team for better creativity and tries to improve the efficiency of the development team.
  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology.
  • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team.
  • Arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process.
  • Helps product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint.
  • Responsible to Conduct retrospective meetings.
  • Organizes and facilitates the sprint planning meeting.
  • Acts as safeguard for his team.

Requirements include:

  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
  • Good skills to coach team how to follow agile scrum, which really works.
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, like: Kanban, Crystal, FDD, XP, etc.
  • Knowledge about other methodologies other than Agile-Scrum, so that he can explain other methodologies to motivate his team.
  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand his team needs.
  • He should have knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Ability to take and understand his commitment to deliver the product on time.
  • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery.
  • Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
  • Familiar with common development practices, Service oriented environments, and Agile practices.

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