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Scrum Master

Company: Infolob Solutions Inc
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Scrum Master Harrisburg, PA 6+ month Right to Hire Phone/Video Interview A Scrum Master is a servant leader and coach for an Agile Team. They help educate the team in Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, and SAFe, ensuring that the agreed upon Agile process is being followed. The Scrum Master s primary responsibility is assisting the self-organizing, self-managing team achieve its goals by teaching and coaching team practices, implementing and supporting SAFe principles and practices, identifying and eliminating impediments, facilitating flow, and coordinating activities with other teams. Facilitate Agile Release Train (ART) events and processes and assist the teams in delivering value across the organization by providing the planning, directing, controlling, and implementing of moderate to complex projects. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Scrum Team Management (90%) Support the product owners to ensure the team is aligned to strategic roadmaps, strategies, and objectives while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to the priorities and scope. Eliminate impediments by actively addressing blocking issues that are beyond the team s authority or may require support from other teams so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Iteration. Facilitate creation of and support team rules. Collaborate with Release Train Engineer to coordinate inter-team cooperation and help keep the train operating well. Guide, coach and motivate the team with the goal of increasing productivity. Facilitate the resolution of interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth, escalating problems to management where necessary, but only after internal team processes have failed to resolve the issue Help individuals and teams through personnel changes. Support Program Increment Planning activities and cross team dependancies and acceptance of an approved Program Increment Plan. Monitor the team s schedule ensuring stories are completed on time and accepted as done by the Product Owner. Facilitate team SAFe ceremonies (Daily Stand ups, Sprint Review, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Retro, and Sprint Planning). Support cross team collaboration to manage value stream dependencies. Prepare and present reports/boards on progress and success of sprints, Program Increments (PI). Communicate with product and technical managers on sprint and PI status. Communicate with management and outside stakeholders; help protect the team from uncontrolled expansion of work. Accountable for ensuring SAFe methodology is used by the team. Identify and manage project risks. Develop mitigation strategies and recommendations to avoid possible impacts to a project. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (10%) Remain current on industry specific business developments, technologies and emerging trends. Remain in compliance with applicable governance methodology. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two plus years of experience in information technology or business analysis, or any combination of training, skills, and experience. Demonstrated analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, organizational, and project management skills with the ability to focus attention on details. Exhibit Lean Agile Leadership, exhibit the behaviors of a Lean-Agile Leader, help the team embrace SAFe Core Values, adopt and apply SAFe Principles, and implement SAFe Practices. Demonstrated ability to foster team collaboration and empowerment. Ability to assess and identify dependencies and actions needed to successfully perform work through various teams. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and with little supervision to resolve problems professionally and promptly. Ability to think strategically and understand the key business problems client is trying to solve. Demonstrated experience with SAFe and/or other Agile Software Development methodologies and tools. Understand the Agency business model, business strategy, business processes and operations. Ability to manage ambiguity and undertake forward planning. Strong communication skills; both written and verbal. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with all levels within the organization. Preferred: Scrum Master Certification ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT Ability to speak to groups of employees and effectively manage conflict. Must be able to work in a stressful environment regularly. Perform work required for this position in an office environment. Flexible for occasional off-site travel required. Remain sedentary for significant periods of time. Must be able to communicate in both written and verbal formats (i.e. email, letters, etc.). Must be able to have a regular and predictable availability for a highly interactive role. Must be able to use a personal computer. ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Ability to work under pressure and to manage multiple tasks concurrently. Ability to assess and identify dependencies and actions needed to successfully perform work as assigned. Ability to be highly impactful while working as a team. Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations. Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies. Ability to communicate with and influence staff from diverse business communities. Ability to use SAFE tools such as JIRA. - provided by Dice

Keywords: Infolob Solutions Inc, Harrisburg , Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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