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Scrum Master

Location: Nashville, TN

Job Type: Perm

Our client is seeking a Scrum Master to join their growing team. If you're looking for a great company and culture, then we are interested in speaking with you.  

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Focus on the principal pillars of planning, process, progress, and impediments
  • Evolve scrum framework and supporting practices
  • Support the development of team standards, tools, and best practices
  • Communicate scrum process standards and provide on-boarding and training
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and assist in process improvement
  • Act as an ambassador for the team and all project stakeholders
  • Support multiple scrum teams
  • Align sprints with stated priorities of product owner’s roadmap and technical dependencies
  • Host sprint planning based on required inputs and outputs
  • Facilitate team skills-based planning
  • Ensure proper use of ROM and LOE estimation techniques (points or hours)
  • Perform resource capacity planning, velocity measurement, and stabilize resources
  • Lock sprints based on team’s commitment
  • Remove team impediments while promoting self-organization
  • Assist in the prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs
  • Work with team to resolve all issues, escalate if additional support is needed
  • Host daily stand-ups with the team
  • Schedule and prepare for customer demos with team
  • Schedule and host sprint retrospectives
  • Plan and coordinate releases and deployment activities
  • Protect team from distractions
  • Monitor sprint progress through task completion and burn down charts
  • Track and communicate team and individual velocity
  • Track and communicate sprint and release progress
  • Maintain sprint management dashboard in tooling
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
  • Assist with internal and external communication and improving transparency
  • Ensure teams practice agile principles (collaboration, prioritization, accountability, transparency)
  • Maintain process documentation
  • Help as needed with product backlog grooming and maintenance for next sprint
  • Continue education in related disciplines
  • Provide needed inputs to Project Manager for planning, resource, and budget purposes
  • Partner with all project team roles and stakeholders
  • Perform special projects or duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum (4) years of agile / scrum experience as a Scrum Master
  • Minimum (4) years of application development project experience
  • Knowledge of project management and agile methodologies/concepts
  • Knowledge of SDLC and common technologies / architecture / technical terminology

Skills and Abilities:

  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Ability to build and sustain collaborative working relationships at all levels
  • Proven history of relating to scrum team members and being perceived as a partner
  • Flexibility with changing priorities
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Technical knowledge and aptitude
  • Customer service oriented

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Four-year college degree or 5 years of IT work experience                                                                                                                        

License(s)/Certifications Required:

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

License(s)/Certifications Preferred:

  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Tool Experience Preferred:

  • Atlassian development tools: JIRA, Confluence, Portfolio, etc.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • CA Clarity
  • Microsoft Project

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