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Agile Scrum Master (Closed)

SkillStorm is seeking a Scrum Master for our client in Charlotte, North Carolina. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Description:

  • Scrum master/PM with 7-10 years experience working on large and multiple portfolio/program/projects at a time. Ability to manage the financials of these large portfolio/program/projects. SAFE certified.
  • Contributes to programs/projects specific to corporate change initiatives that have significant impact on how the company does business, provides a product or service, or executes a function. Skilled Scrum Master in coaching new Agile teams, cross-functional team members (Dev, QA, BA, Architecture), Product Owners, and Product Managers to achieve best practices. Ability to facilitate the Agile methodology and activities. Provides a vision and strategy; coaches and calibrates the team; enables a culture of continuous improvement. Identifies, develops and executes strategies and supporting tactics to influence teams and individuals to make needed behavioral changes. Effectively communicates with managers, peers and business partners on deliverables, timelines and support needed from them. Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience as an active Scrum Master with direct experience coaching new teams to Lean Agile
  • 7-10+ years technology experience in IT full development life cycle
  • Direct Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Strong understanding of Agile principles, concepts, and ceremonies
  • Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Agile experience
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile techniques – Automated Testing, User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Estimating, Testing, Pairing, Agile Games, etc.
  • Able to quickly establish collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and team members to help them on their journey of adopting Agile; Strong collaboration and influencing skills; ability to establish and maintain strong relationships, establish credibility, build consensus, and achieve goals through influence
  • Has faced difficult challenges, group dynamics, organizational impediments, and has become a coach to teams, managers and others
  • Possesses conflict resolution skills and a focus on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect
  • Can prepare and deliver effective communication of progress including the use of agile metrics
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
  • Experience of diverse technologies, industries & teams is essential as well as experience of working with both collocated and distributed team members
  • Multi-methodology environment - ability to embrace various methodologies, not just Scrum but also XP, Kanban, SAFe and experience integrating with tracks of work being run using different methodologies, including waterfall
  • Serve one or more teams (medium to high complexity) tied to our transformation objectives using the SAFe framework
  • Must be "self-motivated" as well as creative and effective in empowering team members
  • The ability to distinguish between what "is Scrum" what is "not Scrum"

Desired Skills:

  • Scrum and SAFE certified; good verbal and spoken communication. Both business and technical knowledge so can speak intelligently when providing status. Able to assist with transition from waterfall to agile.

Desired Skills:

  • Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I, SAFe SM) preferred
  • CA Agile Central (Rally) Software Experience
  • CSPO and/or SAFe PMPO certification a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in a software development environment preferably involving cross-team dependencies
  • Experience working on large and complex systems with multiple stakeholders
  • Financial Services technology experience a plus

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