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Scrum Master

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

Job Description:

  • Responsible for optimizing the flow of stories and the value delivered by one or more Scrum teams. Key responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating Scrum ceremonies, managing dependencies for the team, providing visibility into team delivery plans and progress, enabling continuous improvement within the team. This role ensures the impediments are resolved quickly, the team follows their agreed-to processes, and that there is a good relationship between the Product Owner and the development team.
  • Facilitates Scrum ceremonies i.e. Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Demos/Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives. In a Scaled Agile model, facilitates scaled planning for the team - e.g. Pre Planning/ Preparation, PI Planning Events - and represents the team in Scrum of Scrums/ART Syncs. Helps the team define norms/agreements, like a Definition of Ready and Definition of Done, and enforces the agreements. Ensures the team has a healthy product and Sprint backlog (in collaboration with the PO).
  • Acts as an Agile Coach, promoting and coaching the Agile mindset and principles, empowering the team to become self-managing and fulfill their cross-functional potential. A Scrum Master II, is an individual contributor to one more teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Owns and guides multiple scrum teams of a portfolio of technology-driven initiatives supporting multiple lines of business units/LOBs
  • Responsible for facilitating all team level ceremonies including Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Demos/Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Responsible for representing teams in Scrum of Scrums/ART Syncs
  • Responsible for all the enterprise permit requirements and materiality assessments. Owns and manages multiple initiatives at the enterprise level working with multiple non agile PMOs in supporting permit needs

Required Skills:

  • Guides and coaches one or more teams on Scrum practices, and develops their understanding of Agile principles.
  • Facilitates Scrum ceremonies i.e. Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Demos/Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives.
  • In a Scaled Agile model, facilitates scaled planning for the team-e.g. Pre Planning/ Preparation, PI Planning Events -and represents the team in Scrum of Scrums/ART Syncs.
  • Helps the team norms/agreements, like a Definition of Ready and Definition of Done and enforces the agreements.
  • Ensures the team has a healthy product and Sprint backlog (in collaboration with the PO).
  • Facilitates dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the team.
  • Promotes/facilitates communication and collaboration within the Agile team to support value delivery and Sprint commitments.
  • Provides visibility into the Agile team’s delivery plans and progress against plan to stakeholders.
  • Enables the team to become high performing through collaboration and a relentless focus on continuous improvement including cross-skilling across the team.
  • Measures team delivery, maturity, and performance and reviews the metrics with the team to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Scrum, sprint planning, burn-down and velocity reporting, backlog prioritization, retrospectives
  • Ability to communicate with both business and technology partners effectively
  • Jira is highly preferred.

Desired Skills:

  • Scrum Master Certification (Ex: PSM-I or PSM-II or CSM) is preferred

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