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Scrum Master

Full time FreedomPay in Software & Technology
  • PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA View on Map
  • Post Date: December 11, 2019
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Job Detail

  • Career Level Entry Level
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Education Certificate

Job Description

Primary Job Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

    • Guides the team and organization on how to leverage Agile/Scrum practices and values to maximize the delivery of business value.
    • Acts to apply Agile/Scrum practices in a manner to best suit the needs of the organization.
    • Tracks and publishes prescribed team metrics.
    • Guides the team on applying self-organizing, self-corrective behaviors; analyzing and adapting to the feedback inputs (eg. Metrics, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, etc.), all for the purpose of building high performing teams.
    • Removes impediments or guides the team to remove its own impediments.
    • Builds a trusting environment where issues are raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on correcting and problem solving.
    • Facilitates the completion of assignments efficiently and without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
    • Champions collaborative discussion, decision making, and problem solving.
    • Assists with internal communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
    • Coordinates and encourages participation from all team members in scrum ceremonies (Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Retrospective) and longer term planning exercises (Road Mapping, Release Planning)
    • Supports the Product Management team in applying the scrum framework and agile principles, and help in refining and maintaining the product backlog.
    • Assists in the identification and mitigation of project risks.
    • Provides Scrum Master services to multiple teams, when required.
    • Identifies and acts on coaching opportunities at the individual and team level.
    • Conducts regular assessments of a team’s Scrum Maturity and uses the results to guide them to improved performance.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    • Strong knowledge of Agile/Scrum principles and practices.
    • Experience as a Scrum Master for a minimum of three years for a software development team that was applying Agile/Scrum principles.
    • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
    • Ability to anticipate issues based on experience to help the team avoid or resolve the issues.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills including active listening.
    • Knowledge of Jira, Rally or any other software development tools is a must.
    • Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance) is preferred.
    • Knowledge of and/or experience with writing effective user stories and acceptance criteria.
    • Proven mentoring skills.
    • Experience providing Scrum Master Services for multiple teams concurrently.
    • Experience as a Scrum Master for a minimum of three years for a software development team that was applying Agile/Scrum principles and practices.

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