Scrum Master

Job title: Scrum Master
Contract type: Freelance
Discipline: Technology
Remote: Yes
Reference: 405886
Contact name: Adrienne Salzwedel-Bass
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Scrum Master

Job Description:

As a Scrum Master for Digital channels you will manage a diverse and collaborative scrum team. You will drive improved automaton initiatives for the Scrum team while improving throughput and delivering new capabilities in the Web or Mobile app spaces. You are a partner to the Product Owner helping to ensure a well developed backlog with an emphasis on recognizing impacts to and dependencies on, other Scrum teams. You use Scrum metrics as a data point for continuous improvement and Agile ceremonies to enforce process change. You likewise seek a comprehensive view of platform health leveraging real world customer feedback, APM, Analytics and Session data to anticipate issues, reduce incidents and drive change.

Use Jira to Manage project backlogs, assign and track user stories and compile releases.
Surface impediments to Scrum team and manage escalations and resolution.
Lead PI planning sessions for team, help mature process within the organization and refine capacity planning.
Drive process improvements for CI/CD pipeline automation as needed by your team.
Foster an environment where team members have a voice and freely participate in and advocate for, continuous improvement.
Ensure PO and BA have a groomed story backlog ready for team intake and an Epic backlog for roadmap planning.
Identify and define dependencies and spikes with architects and leads for future work while also managing existing dependencies across Scrum teams and release trains.
Derive and Maintain business facing delivery commitments from a release level while managing story level sprint cadence and capacity.
Build upon and where needed help establish consensus, DevOps practices.
Lead by exhibiting Agile values of honesty, transparency, accountability, respect and innovation.
Host Sprint and Scaled Agile ceremonies.
Track common Sprint metrics and maintain dialogue with team on performance, challenges, accountability and recognition.
Advocate for your team by establishing realistic intake boundaries while removing impediments and driving continues improvement.

Skills / Qualifications
5+ years working in a true agile software development environment - with deep knowledge of techniques and processes and Agile toolsets such as Jira or VersionOne.
5+ years experience leading teams, managing project budgets and capacity planning
Real world Scaled Agile (SAFe) experience a significant plus
Demonstrated capability to pragmatically apply Agile concepts and techniques within an Enterprise environment - including managing offshore team members and specialized team members.
Direct experience with Agile, DevOps tools, concepts and methodologies.
Experience with Automated Testing, CI/CD pipeline and associated frameworks.
Servant leadership - excellent listening and interpersonal skills, fill gaps where needed step back when not, target your message by knowing the audience.
Tolerance for ambiguity, self motivated with proven adaptability- able to take and adjust if needed existing frameworks and guidelines.
Executive presence- able to rollup process and technical complexities for Business and Senior Leadership audience.

Education/ Certifications
Bachelor Degree preferred
Any SAFe, Scrum (CSM) or PMP certifications a strong plus, + 3 years greater experience expected if none.

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