Position00251 Scrum Master
City, StateStamford,CT
CountryUnited States
Contact NameStephen Silvi
DescriptionOur Client is looking for a technology savvy Scrum Master to lead a variety of Web/SaaS applications and development initiatives. You will play an integral role in all aspects of the agile software development with scrum life cycle. Our ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and will possess the drive to organize multiple teams with a collaborative and results oriented attitude. Above all, you are passionate about the agile process and desire working in a tech driven agile software development with scrum culture!

If your super powers include the following, we want you!

• Clear communicator with experience building consensus and relationships with software developers and product owners

• Strategic planner who can identify and remove impediments/distractions that interfere with the team’s ability to deliver the sprint goal

• Manages risk and supports the team with making commitments through story selection and task definition

• Ensures the team understands the need for clear and concise product backlog items

• Master of scrum techniques such as user story mapping and definition of ready and done

• Proactively manage cross-product team dependencies and proactively solves problems

• Updates agile tracking systems to provide transparency on sprint backlogs

• Coaches the team on values to achieve the desired mindset of agile methodology with scrum

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

• Enforces the values and principles of agile by focusing on continuous improvement and feedback loops

• Passionate about the agile methodology with scrum framework

You Will

• Harness agile to ensure priorities are met, while focusing, empowering, and coaching teams to success

• Facilitate agile ceremonies including daily stand ups, retrospectives, release plannings, as well as ad-hoc conversations to drive consensus and action plans

• Lead cross functional company initiatives of all sizes and complexity throughout entire development lifecycle: concept, design, planning, development, testing and launch of product to market

• Partner with stakeholders to define timelines and milestones for projects

• Communicate and own project schedule, risks, and scope management throughout the project lifecycle

• Stand at the intersection of the engineering, product and business teams, while operating as a true partner to all stakeholders

• Resolve obstacles through strong internal partnerships, sound judgement, clear plans of action, and creative problem solving

RequirementsYou Have

• Strong accountability and desire to be ultimately responsible for getting things done right, on time

• Strong track record of project management success leading engineering teams and complex tech projects

• Commitment to continuous self and organizational improvement

• 2+ years of hands on experience with Agile software development with scrum.

• 2+ years of experience working in systems based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) combined with a functional knowledge of development processes

• An organized, adaptable, resolute mindset

• The ability to listen, clearly communicate, facilitate solutions, and create relevant agreements that support actionable plans

• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Computer Science, related field, or relevant experience

• Scrum Master Certification

• Nice to have experience with project management