20 days old
2018-04-032018-05-01

Scrum Master

Minneapolis, MN 55441
  • Job Code
    612259
  • Payrate
    $90,000 To $100,000

As a Scrum Master, you'll partner effectively with stakeholders to ensure alignment of company priorities and IT project delivery, planning and executing on project tasks and driving for results through both project team members and stakeholders.


You'll leverage technical/functional subject matter experts to maximize velocity for project completion. You''ll carefully balance the three constraints of cost, time, and scope to best suit the needs of the business and the enterprise.


You'll ensure accountability, transparency, and regularity in project status updates, and serve as a partner in the deployment of Agile methodology and processes throughout Information Technology.


Major Areas of Accountability


- Teach and act as Scrum master with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work. Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal.


- Facilitate sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos. Facilitate effective coordination with other Scrum teams, project teams, and/or operational teams.


Consult with the Product Owner to validate priorities


- Ensure cross-team coordination; facilitate getting the work done without, assigning, or dictating the work


- Foster self-organization. Enable the Team to make decisions and remove decision making barriers whenever possible. Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution


- Manage and communicate relevant metrics to team on progress against team objectives


- Coach and mentor within product team for all roles as needed.


- Act as a project manager when necessary. Take responsibility for managing dependencies between our team and third parties or between our team and other scrum teams


- Foster transparency and visibility and radiate information to strengthen the presence of our team as an Agile center of excellence. Actively contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community. Keep the rest of the company network aware of our activities


Supervisory Responsibilities


- No direct personnel supervisory responsibility, however, supervises large complex project teams with cross-functional team members.


Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications:


Education


Required : - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other technical related field or equivalent work experience-


Preferred: - Certified Scrum Master or similar industrial certification


- Master's degree in a related field


Work Experience/Skills:


Required:


- 8 - 10 years of experience of large program/portfolio management and strategic planning; 5+ years project management experience.


- Proven track record in project portfolio management and establishment of project methodology standards; very experienced with prioritization techniques


.


- Excellent communication, collaboration and influence skills among all organizational levels; strong facilitation and executive communications skills.


- Strong ability to effectively manage and resolve conflicting priorities


- High level of organization and attention to detail


- Advanced skills in MS Office Suite with particular emphasis on Excel


- Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development


- Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise


- Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures


- Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team; understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics


- Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition


- Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices


Preferred:


- Financial Services industry experience


- Experience with PPM Software a plus


- PMP, Scrum Master, or Portfolio Management certifications strongly preferred


- Experience with agile methodology

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