Scrum Master in Miami, FL at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 9/21/2020

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Scrum Master Position Summary:

Signature Consultants is looking for a seasoned Senior Scrum Master and coach who is comfortable leading newly formed Agile teams to execute with excellence. The Scrum master will be responsible for successfully planning and executing a large Agile Digital program consisting of several complex sub-programs. S/he is comfortable working in a fast-paced, start-up environment where the expectations are high and scope is scaling quickly. S/he will be experienced in partnering with Product Management to lead cross-functional software delivery teams made up of both internal and external resources. In this role, you will help teams adopt and mature their practice of scrum. You will help coach and facilitate cross-team collaboration, understand and track dependencies, remove blockers and most importantly, make sure teams are happy, healthy and productive. You thrive on big challenges and fixing big problems. You approach your work with optimism, enthusiasm and an agile mindset that is infectious to those around you. You always stay focused on delivering value to the customer and improving as a team.

Requirements:

  • Planning: Facilitate PI/Quarterly Planning readiness by fostering the preparation of backlogs and detailed story writing leading up to the planning event. Facilitate the PI/Quarterly Planning event for your track (50-100 people). Aggregate PI objectives. Facilitate estimation of features and providing coaching to ensure teams feel estimates are achievable. Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings with other tracks of work to help insure a seamless end-to-end guest experience and identify interdependencies.
  • Agile Coach: Guide and coach multiple Scrum teams with different team sizes, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc. on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values and get the most out of self-organization. Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (i.e. grooming) and managing the product backlog, to ensure that the work is well understood so the team can continually make progress. Coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and the organization
  • Portfolio Management: Organize and monitor inter-connected projects across various product delivery teams to insure dependencies are exposed and scope across the E2E experience is well understood.
  • Promote and support a collaborative culture helping multiple teams unite around a shared outcome. Measure, track and report team velocities striving for stability across the portfolio. In partnership with Product teams, help define delivery targets for each quarter and successfully execute on quarterly expectations.
  • Team Structure & Staffing: Insure teams are adequately staffed for the flawless execution of projects. Forecast and track team capacity and velocity.
  • Agile Leadership: Recruit, train and lead a team of skilled Scrum Masters to help teams mature in scrum development, be best-in-class facilitators and continuously iterate and improve our delivery of digital programs. Help teams assess risk, anticipate and mitigate potential blockers. Facilitate daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo, backlog grooming and retrospective ceremonies. Ensure observance of DoD (definition of done)
  • Risk Management: Own tracking and mitigating risk and issues across your program track.
  • Process Management: Be one of the key change agents in the organization on the journey to Scrum development. Monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness and provide the coaching required to make ongoing improvement.
  • Communications Management: Prepare program and team reports and provide ongoing visibility into the health of your program.
  • Certified Scrum Master and/or Certified Scrum Product Owner

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in software development with at least 2 years of dedicated full-time Scrum Master experience in software development
  • Experience being a Scrum Master on multiple Scrum teams
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle and DevOps
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
  • Experience in applying Scrum patterns and techniques (like Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Master of JIRA, Confluence etc.
  • Second or Third Level Scrum Master certification (PSM II, PSM III, CSP, CTC)
  • Scrum Master experience including recent experience with mobile app development

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 28 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. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.