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Scrum Master
CA
Woodland Hills
Permanent
JN -112020-3450

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for guiding the development of an agile team into an effective delivery unit with a sustainable cadence
  • Excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management
  • Responsible for ensuring the team’s process evolves within organizational guidelines and standards of practice
  • Encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes
  • Able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation
  • Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution
  • Must be able to facilitate the development process
  • Uphold and defend, as well as coach and mentor, agile values and principles as expressed in the Agile Manifesto
  • Capable of being a scrum master for one to three scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work
  • Facilitate agile activities and meetings, including sprint planning, demo and retrospectives
  • Assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed
  • Assist the team with implementing effective agile disciplinary practices
  • Ensure cross-team coordination
  • Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal
  • Maintain relevant metrics that provide organizational visibility and help the team see how they are doing
 
 
 
Requirements:
  • 3+ years of relevant experience including strong understanding of customer/stakeholder relationships, prioritization, estimation and capacity management
  • Must have a thorough understanding of iterative/incremental software development
  • Complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Must have been a member of an agile team for at least 2 years
  • Able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments
  • Understand agile metrics and reporting techniques
  • Experience to explain and promote agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous delivery, TDD, BDD and refactoring preferred
  • Experience using Jira to track and make visible sprint backlog work flow preferred
Preferably will have recognized education in agile processes, certifications