Randstad Senior Agile Scrum Master in Charlotte, North Carolina

Senior Agile Scrum Master

job details:

  • location:Charlotte, NC

  • salary:$57.96 - $72.45 per hour

  • date posted:Monday, April 16, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Information Technology

  • reference:614649

job description

Essential Duties:

  • Guide team on Agile / Scrum practices, including:

o How to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers

o How to get the most of self-organization

o Self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks

o Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

  • Clearly understand the goals/outcomes of the team

  • Accountable for managing and tracking the performance/velocity of the team, identifying opportunities and driving adjustments to continually enhance the efficiency of their delivery

  • Responsible for managing the capacity and demand of the team (including defect management) to optimize the throughput of the team

  • Responsible for preparing, facilitating and documenting the key meeting routines within the team

  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work

  • Responsible for keeping release/product information consolidated, organized and up to date

  • Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches

  • Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise, facilitate resolution and elevate them to management

  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment

  • Responsible for driving continuous improvement in the team by facilitating retrospectives and identifying and managing opportunities within and across release cycles.

  • Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches to manage oneself and a team

  • Responsible for coaching team members and mediating conflicts to resolution

  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving

  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog

  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example; Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done

  • Must be high-energy

Required Skills/Experience:

  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):

  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc

  • Experience implementing and executing Enterprise Agile and Scaled Agile Framework

  • Experience delivering in a multi-scrum with waterfall, hybrid variations

  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD,

  • Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs,etc)

  • Previous experience as a team lead

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

  • Experience with RRC/RTC and other agile tools