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Agile Scrum Master in Charlotte, NC at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 5/29/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    Charlotte, NC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    5/29/2019
  • Job ID:
    284459

Job Description

Agile Scrum Master Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking an Agile Scrum Master for an opportunity with our client in Charlotte, NC. Seeking an experienced Scrum Master (more than 5 years) to join the development teams and help continue efforts to mature our Agile maturity. The expectation is that this person will be responsible for executing, supporting and coaching a couple of teams on effectively leveraging Scrum ceremonies and practical Agile best practices. This person should be energetic and motivated, while also being flexible and eager to tackle challenges in sustainable ways. Effective communications skills are required with spanning various disciplines in Technology and Business across several levels including Executives. Practical experience is highly valued with maturing young teams, navigating various headwinds and tailwinds associated with organizational growth in Agile adoption and familiarity with Project Management responsibilities. Experience with JIRA and SAFe's Program-level framework is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute and facilitate all Scrum ceremonies
  • Support Agile Release Train (ART) / SAFe Program-level efforts
  • Own tracking and follow through on interdependences, risks and impediments
  • Identify, eliminate, and/or escalate impediments.
  • Shield team from external interferences
  • Emphasize open and constructive personal and team communications
  • Ensure key stakeholder and leadership communications are crisp, timely and appropriate
  • Ensure adherence to tool and process standards
  • Facilitate and own accountability for maturing team's Agile maturity
  • Support and coach the Product Owner in planning, content management and Agile best practices
  • Encourage team to be more self-organizing and self-managing
  • Actively participate in the Scrum Master Community of Practice sessions
  • Build, analyze and interpret Team Agile metrics
  • Find techniques for effective Product Backlog management and efficient Sprint execution
  • Monitor teams for Agile anti-patterns, Adverse team behaviors, wait times or other wasteful processes, poor software engineering practices
  • Opportunities to amplify cross-training and ''T'' shaping
  • Slippages in quality or velocity trend

Requirements:

  • 4 Year College Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Scrum Master certification
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to work with geographically distributed teams
  • Must be able to communicate well with teams and demonstrate value-add principles
  • Must have the requisite agile knowledge of software development experience to coach and guide Development Team members on how to improve their skills
  • Is optimistic and patient with overcoming internal and external headwinds. Must be high-energy and motivational
  • Ability to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
  • Ability to facilitate discussion and encourage alternatives or different approaches
  • Attitude of inclusiveness and a bias for making sure all team members have a voice and seat at the table
  • Familiar with technical matters
  • Understand what is the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) other approaches out there to support that model.
  • Familiar with JIRA
  • Has working knowledge of supporting Agile Release Trains (ART)
  • Familiar with Project Management responsibilities


About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com.