Scrum Master

Radnor, Pennsylvania

Post Date: 01/18/18 Job ID: 6154 Category: IT Business and Systems Analysis

Position Title: Scrum Master

Job Location: Radnor, PA

Interview Expectations:  Phone and In Person Interview

Local Candidate: Yes

Required Skill Sets:

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB

This position will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects/initiatives for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility to ensure Scrum theory, practices, and rules are understood and enacted.  The Scrum Master will support two or three scrum teams within a fast-paced application development environment while adhering to Scrum principles. S/he will lead complex large scale and/or enterprise-wide Agile programs and coordinate with various program support teams.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assess the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.

• Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.

• Identifies and directs the implementation of process improvements that significantly improve quality across the team, department and/or business unit for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

• Provides subject matter expertise to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

• Provides direction on complex assignments, projects, and/or initiatives to build and enhance the capability of his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

• Leads multiple high performing Scrum teams facilitating progress toward delivery goals using agile practices and coordinates information with other non-scrum teams involved in the project.

• Practices and promotes Lincoln’ s specialized Agile/Scrum delivery methodology including managing budget and schedules for assigned programs/projects.

• Identifies dependencies and removes impediments to project progress, identifies areas of risk, and develops and implements complex mitigation plans.

• Facilitates core Agile meetings with two or three teams (Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Demo, Retrospective and Backlog refinement).

• Develops metric reports on project status, budget, schedule, and Agile metrics such as velocity and cycle time.

• Manages internal and external communication, improves transparency, and communicates information throughout the organization.

• Leads collaboration sessions with internal clients on complex/large-scale projects to formulate creative and practical solutions to software challenges.

• Interfaces and effectively communicates with business and technical resources.

• Synchronizes with non-technical teams to deliver releases smoothly.

• Identifies key cross-functional issues and project synergies; provides guidance with complex project issues.

• Collaborates effectively with management and appropriate project stakeholders on issues and conflicts that impact time, cost, scope, quality and risk of assigned complex projects/programs.

• Acts as a primary communication hub between the various functional departments and the software development team to foresee risks, formulate plans, and organize activities to ensure sprints are completed on time.

• Contributes to the software development process improvement initiatives and associated documentation, and provides valuable guidance to peers based on process/product knowledge and scrum experience.

• Ensures clear communication and organization of the team(s), along with maintaining the core scrum artifacts and facilitating the core scrum ceremonies.

ADDITIONAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

• Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines.  Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.

• Remains current in profession and industry trends.

• Makes a positive contribution as demonstrated by: - Making suggestions for improvement- Learning new skills, procedures and processes • Performs other duties as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• 4 Year/Bachelor’ s Degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelors) in IT or related business field  (Minimum Required) • 5 – 7+ Years of experience as a scrum master leading multiple software development project teams to deliver high-quality software solutions using Agile techniques  (Required)

 

CERTIFICATIONS

• Scrum master certification (CSM) is required 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGE SKILLS

• Ability to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as general media/publications, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, policies, proposals, and standard operating procedures.

• Confident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

• Apply concepts such as probability, statistics, modeling, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.

• Works with mathematical concepts such as averages and/or variances.

 

REASONING ABILITY

• Ability to analyze complex information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.

• Ability to analyze information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.

• Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

• Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

• Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

• Evaluate trends in data or information.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations.

• Ability to work with others in a team environment.

• Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.

• Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.

• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.

• Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.

• Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among senior/executive management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

• Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.

• Thorough understanding of multiple SDLC methodologies with an emphasis on Agile.

• Experience managing multiple teams simultaneously in an Agile environment, including onsite and remote team members.

• Experience managing product and sprint backlogs, and executing effectively and efficiently using Agile techniques such as Scrum or Kanban.

• Ability to run sprint retrospectives and provide constructive feedback to teams regarding estimates, activities and process improvement.

• Strong experience in managing custom software development projects/programs.

Nathaniel White


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