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Scrum Master

Pleasanton, CA 94556 | Contract To Hire

Job ID: 763 Industry: Information Technology / Systems Pay Rate: 110,000

Supports and facilitates generally one to two Scrum Teams in various functions by fostering Agile values and practices.

·         Ensures team adherence to Agile principles. Provides coaching to the Scrum Team(s) on how to execute the Scrum framework.

·         Organizes and facilitates ceremonies, identifies improvement opportunities to optimize velocity and quality while mitigating risk. Tracks and communicates the overall team progress providing visibility to stakeholders.

·         Serves as a filter to remove impediments to progress as identified by the team. Protects the team from outside influences to ensure the team remains focused on Scrum Team priorities.

·         Partners with the Product Owner to ensure the backlog items are prioritized based on business value and ready for the team.

·         Core Competencies

Manages Risk -  Working Experience

·         Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank' s and unit' s risk appetite and risk management framework.

·         Customer Focus -  Extensive Experience

·         Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.

·         Job Specific Competencies

Agile Development -  Extensive Experience

·         Knowledge of and ability to utilize formal agile methodologies, disciplines, practices and techniques for the delivery of new and enhanced applications.

·         IT Standards, Procedures & Policies -  Working Experience

·         Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of administrative skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures.

·         Interpersonal Relationships -  Extensive Experience

·         Knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.

·         Problem Solving -  Extensive Experience

·         Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

·         Effective Communications -  Working Experience

·         Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

·         Coaching Others -  Working Experience

·         Knowledge of coaching concepts and methods; ability to encourage, motivate, and guide individuals or teams in learning and improving effectiveness.

·         Group Facilitation -  Extensive Experience

·         Ability to design and facilitate a group process, elicit contributions from group members, stimulate a focused group discussion, and achieve a desired outcome.

·         Planning and Organizing -  Working Experience

·         Mobilizes both time and resources to get things done.

·         Listening -  Extensive Experience

·         Knowledge of effective listening issues and techniques; ability to gather, clarify, and apply information transmitted verbally, while exhibiting a genuine interest toward the speaker.

·         Conflict Management -  Working Experience

·         Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations.

·         Minimum 5 years as project manager of all phases of technical projects

·         Minimum 5 years as scrum master for SW development teams

·         Strong working experience on projects such as cloud implementation and management, software development, bioinformatics

·         Strong understanding and applied experience with Scrum development principles. 

·         Ability to coach teams in the scrum master capacity. 

·         Ability to work effectively in a dynamic development environment with matrix reporting structure. 

·         Strong facilitation skills.

·         Ability to multi-task in a very fast- paced environment, between multiple projects and post-project support.

·         Strong time management skills, prioritization abilities and independently “ take ownership”.

·         Responsible to ensure appropriate business processes, data quality, and systems delivery.

·         Ability to define business processes, data needs, and requirements.

·         Ability to work with others remotely to facilitate creation of roadmaps, product backlogs, prioritization

·         Excellent verbal and written communication.

·         Work with the scrum team to remove impediments to deliver the product

·         Able to work effectively with dispersed, remote and global teams when needed.

·         Expected to follow Company’ s governance processes and methodologies, and manage to budget.

·         Bachelor’ s degree or its equivalent is required

·         Scrum Master certification is preferred

 

Ryan McKigney


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