15 days old

Senior Scrum Master

Charlotte, NC 28262
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    $55 To $69

The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren't. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the Scrum Team.

The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including:

- Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team as well as possible;

- Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management;

- Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items;

- Understanding product planning in an empirical environment;

- Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value;

- Understanding and practicing agility; and,

- Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed.

The Scrum Master serves the Development Team in several ways, including:

- Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality;

- Helping the Development Team to create high-value products;

- Removing impediments to the Development Team's progress;

- Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed; and,

- Coaching the Development Team in organizational environments in which Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood.

The Scrum Master serves the organization in several ways, including:

- Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption;

- Planning Scrum implementations within the organization;

- Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development;

- Causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team; and,

- Working with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.

The Scrum Master's job duties include:

- Mentor, coach and support other more junior and peer level SM's

- Drive forward SAFe maturity both within and across teams/dept/org

- Be a champion of SAFe practices, principles and tools

- Facilitate scrum team ceremonies, including the daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo, grooming and retrospectives.

- Shield team from outside distractions and interferences

- Track and remove impediments from the team

- Leverage tools and insight to help develop the team's predictability and progress (velocity, capacity planning, burndown/burn up charts, and other tools and metrics).

- Coach team members in Agile practices

Required Skills:

- 4+ years Agile experience

- Minimum of 1 year leadership experience working in a SAFe environment

- Leading SAFe / SAFe Agilist Certification - Scaled Agile Framework

- Certified Scrum Master

o Professional Scrum Master (PSM) I, II, or III - Scrum.org

o Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) - Scrum Alliance

- Excellent communication and facilitation skills.

- Enthusiastic and high energy

- Commitment to continual improvement - Must continually be growing one's craft by learning new practices and techniques to better serve your teams.

- Commitment to empiricism - Must help teams bring transparency to the Scrum Artifacts so that teams can inspect and adapt their work and progress towards their Sprint Goal continuously.

- Strong mentoring and coaching skills.

- Proven conflict resolution ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

- At least 3 years of experience working in an agile environment, preferably in a variety of situations (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban)

- Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

- Bachelor's degree


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