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Scrum Master(100% Remote)

Scrum Master(100% Remote)
NY, NYC

Job Description

Job Title: Scrum Master

Location: NYC, NY

Job Type: 100% remote

Duration: long term contract

 

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Job Description

The Scrum Master is responsible for empowering delivery teams to effectively deliver business results. A Scrum expert, the Scrum Master leads the team to understand and apply the Scrum Framework and aids the team in eliminating, reducing or avoiding challenges that may prevent effectiveness. Scrum Masters work closely with Product Owners, Delivery Teams, Release Train Engineer, other Scrum Masters and Supporting Teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Remove and manage team impediments to enable the team to deliver value
  • Responsible for ensuring the Development Team adheres to Lean/Agile values, practices, tools and rules
  • Assists Product Owner with planning, change management and product backlog maintenance
  • Work with Development Team to estimate and refine all work adhering to Agile Best Practices
  • Establish cadence and facilitate Scrum ceremonies
  • Be a voice of reason and authority, while enabling Development Team to self-organize and innovate
  • Monitors Development Team execution against iteration plan
  • Work with teams to coordinate cross team dependencies and risks
  • Enables Development Team to execute iteration planning, iteration demonstrations and retrospectives leading the teams to productive outputs and actions
  • Ensures Development Team is leveraging standard tools
  • Actively participates in product planning sessions, risk management processes and change management/communication
  • Tracks team burn-down throughout Sprint execution and works with team to maximize efficiency
  • Partners with shared service Scrum Masters such as EDS, EID…
  • Manage full lifecycle application development or infrastructure projects – establishing project scope, providing status, managing risks/issues, participate in RFP/RFI process, developing and helping Development Team execute against Sprint and Program Increment goals
  • Ensure Transparency to Teams via Clarity and executive status reporting
  • Ensure that all representatives have an environment conducive to openly and honestly sharing information for Team success
  • Be a trusted advisor and mentor to clients and development team members on Agile Methodologies and solution delivery
  • Communicate clearly, professionally, and regularly with clients, partners and vendors

Needed Skills:

  • Highly collaborative with good conflict resolutions skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Strong leadership skill
  • Ability to work directly with technical and product teams
  • Strong command of Scrum framework and Agile values and principles
  • Experience with end to end software development and delivery process
  • Knowledge of modern Agile development techniques such as Dev Ops, test driven development, and test automation
  • Sound problem solving skills
  • Deep understanding of SDLC, Project Management and Software Delivery
  • Strong work ethic to help team meet commitments
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Effective communication skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and a proven ability to work and lead in a team based environment
  • Moderate technical domain proficiency
  • Knowledge of Insurance Industry a plus

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile Methodologies
  • CSM, SSM or PSM certification required
  • SASM, CSP, SPS or other advanced certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent professional experience
  • Prior experience in software development as an analyst, tester, developer, or project manager

Typical Experience:

  • 8+ years of related experience
  • 3+ years direct Agile Scrum Master experience
  • Responsible for $1 million worth of software delivery

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