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Scrum Master

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Posted: 09/05/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Agile - Scrum / Kanban / Product Owner / Coach Job Number: 11065

Scrum Master

Our client is a data and technology company fostering on innovation, growth and collaboration. The fast-paced, team-driven environment provides the opportunity to work as a key contributor on high priority initiatives by developing new products, solutions and platforms, and supporting technology operations while maintaining the highest standards of quality.

They are seeking a Scrum Master to join their team in Alpharetta, GA! 

Here' s what you' ll be doing:
  • Acting as a Scrum Master to lead key initiatives to deliver project objectives for medium to large sized agile projects
  • Facilitating  iteration planning / sprint planning / points planning, handling  daily stand-ups, Sprint Reviews, backlog refinement / grooming, retrospectives, sprint presentation / demos with team and Product Owner/stakeholders
  • Maintaining Partner Facing ATIs
  • Assisting key business users (product owners) with backlog creation, grooming and prioritization
  • Identifying and removing  impediments to prevent distractions
  • Maintaining and publishing agile metrics (e.g. velocity and burn-down)
  • Collaborating  closely with the Product Owner and Stakeholders to facilitate release management across teams to coordinate release scheduling
  • Maintaining software release schedule and acting as a liaison between teams to ensure proper communication
  • Serving  as a coach while empowering team self-organization and self-management
  • Cultivating  robust and sustainable working relationships between business and technology teams to foster a cross-functional team environment
  • Promoting  and evangelizing  Agile across the organization
  • Making  recommendations for continuous improvement to enhance effectiveness
  • Adhering  to internal SDLC and review processes and standards Qualifications

Here' s what our ideal candidate has:
  • 2+ years experience as a Scrum Master to manage Agile projects with Agile software development methodologies, specifically Scrum, Lean or Kanban
  • Bachelor' s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Exceptional facilitative skills, must be able to lead and demonstrate value add principles with transparency (e.g. desire to bring disclosure and grow trust)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency  with JIRA for Feature, Initiative, User Story, burn down chart management etc, Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint, and SharePoint 2010/SharePoint 2013
  • Scrum Master or other agile certification is a plus
  • Experience in leading process improvement and/or change initiatives, especially as it related to software development is a plus

Benefits: Our IT consultants enjoy a wide array of benefits including: medical, dental, 401K, life insurance, and much more.

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