Scrum Master in Waltham, MA at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

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Job Description

Scrum Master Summary:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for a Scrum Master in Waltham, MA.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication and leadership capabilities
  • 2+ years of scrummaster experience
  • Longevity in projects/jobs (doesn't want a lot of 6 month stints)
  • Ability to be flexible- their environment isn't 100% agile
  • Ask candidates to describe the size/makeup of the teams they've managed in the past. The team sizes range from 7-24
  • 3-5 years of experience as a scrum master; CSM certification is a must
  • Ability to work on multiple Scrum teams concurrently (usually no more than two)
  • Experience working independently, as well as in a team-oriented collaborative environment
  • Strong, clear communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Persuasive, adaptable, encouraging, and motivating
  • An independent learner and self-starter
  • An eye for detail but able to see the big picture

Responsibilities:

  • Guiding the team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values while maintaining our culture and spirit
  • Facilitating Scrum meetings
  • Supporting the team through a servant leadership style
  • Working with the team and any external resources to help identify impediments and remove them
  • Facilitating communication with other teams as needed to address any cross-team dependencies
  • Monitoring progress against operational metrics
  • Working with the product owner to establish and review team-specific metrics designed to improve team performance (in addition to operational metrics)
  • Gaining a high-level understanding of the application(s) to the extent useful in serving other scrum master responsibilities
  • Participating with the product owner and business analyst in discussions around strategic planning, including vision, goals, and road maps
  • Ensuring that the team has the resources (i.e., people and tools) necessary for success
  • Organizing Agile/Scrum training workshops as needed
  • Attending the weekly scrum master "Scrum of Scrums" to report on team activities
  • Providing traditional project management support for projects as needed

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with multiple Scrum teams on a single project
  • 2-5 years of project management experience
  • A background in financial services


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.

Job Requirements

Must have Strong communication and leadership capabilities 2+ years of scrummaster experience Longevity in projects/jobs (doesn’t want a lot of 6 month stints) Ability to be flexible- their environment isn’t 100% agile Ask candidates to describe the size/makeup of the teams they’ve managed in the past. The team sizes range from 7-24 Description: Key responsibilities Guiding the team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values while maintaining our culture and spirit Facilitating Scrum meetings Supporting the team through a servant leadership style Working with the team and any external resources to help identify impediments and remove them Facilitating communication with other teams as needed to address any cross-team dependencies Monitoring progress against operational metrics Working with the product owner to establish and review team-specific metrics designed to improve team performance (in addition to operational metrics) Gaining a high-level understanding of the application(s) to the extent useful in serving other scrum master responsibilities Participating with the product owner and business analyst in discussions around strategic planning, including vision, goals, and road maps Ensuring that the team has the resources (i.e., people and tools) necessary for success Organizing Agile/Scrum training workshops as needed Attending the weekly scrum master "Scrum of Scrums" to report on team activities Providing traditional project management support for projects as needed Core strengths 3–5 years of experience as a scrum master; CSM certification is a must Ability to work on multiple Scrum teams concurrently (usually no more than two) Experience working independently, as well as in a team-oriented collaborative environment Strong, clear communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation) Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities Persuasive, adaptable, encouraging, and motivating An independent learner and self-starter An eye for detail but able to see the big picture Nice to have Experience working with multiple Scrum teams on a single project 2-5 years of project management experience A background in financial services 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.