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Scrum Master

Company: Emonics, LLC
Location: Piscataway
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Scrum Master

6-8 Yrs.

SAFe Agile, Scrum principles, Agile tools ( Rally/Agile Central, JIRA)

10+ Yrs.

The Scrum Master will be responsible for supporting the agile transformation and successful delivery for one or more agile teams. They will provide leadership and coaching to the team(s) they support to encourage adoption of agile principles and practices while empowering the team to grow towards becoming self-organizing. They will work to establish a safe team environment to allow for solutions to emerge with a focus on problem solving.
Desired Traits:

  • Passionate about continually learning new tools and techniques to support the team and encourages others to do so
  • Proactive, with the ability to adjust or flex approach based upon the situation at hand
  • Ability to earn the team's respect and lead by example
  • Ability to promote and educate agile / Scrum concepts and principles at the team level
  • Ability to partner and build relationships across the organization to collaboratively achieve goals
  • Ability to facilitate and support discussion and conflict resolution at the team level
  • Ability to promote a safe environment for constructive dialogue to encourage continual growth and improvement
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely with team members, program team members, and stakeholders

    • Ability to guide a team with diverse personalities and approaches toward becoming self-organizing and self-managing

      Key Responsibilities:

      • Act as a Scrum Master for one or more distributed agile teams encompassing 5-10 Quality Assurance/Quality Engineers from Offshore and Onshore each to deliver QA/QE support for strategic Integration
      • Support the team through servant leadership, leading by example
      • Establish, support and facilitate team level cadence and ceremonies such as iteration planning, daily stand up, retrospectives, backlog refinement, iteration review, etc.
      • Provide coaching and guidance to the team to support adoption of agile values, principles and practices.
      • Provide coaching and support to Product Owner in maintaining and refining product backlog.
      • Support Product Owner in prioritization and forecasting of roadmap based on team velocity and stakeholder requests.
      • Support the team in establishing realistic and achievable delivery commitments while operating at a sustainable pace.
      • Act as an accountability partner to support the team in predictably delivering upon their commitments.
      • Remove impediments and escalate in a timely manner as necessary.
      • Facilitate / support management of dependencies to ensure alignment of delivery.
      • Facilitate, encourage and support cross-team coordination and collaboration.
      • Act as a change agent and help to build and support a learning environment for continual growth.
      • Maintain metrics and data necessary to provide visibility on progress, quality and value to stakeholders.
      • Participate in and contribute to internal agile communities of practices and/or Scrum Master Forums.
      • Protects and Communicates. Communicates with Management and outside stakeholders. Helps protect the team from uncontrolled injection of work
      • Proven experience as a Scrum Master with a successful delivery record
      • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization, converting complex challenges into simplified options and recommendations
      • Ability to form strong business relationships and partner across the enterprise for effective cross-functional project delivery
      • Experience managing and mentoring a team of resources in either direct or indirect management models
      • Proven experience managing vendor resources in onshore/offshore staffing models
      • Intermediate to advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.)

        Required Experience / Qualifications

        • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
        • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master on a Scrum team.
        • 3-7 years of experience in IT.
        • Experience acting as a Scrum Master for multiple distributed teams.
        • Experience leading agile adoption at the team level.

          Preferred Experience / Qualifications

          • Industry certifications such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), or SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).
          • Experience with Rally or Jira.
          • Healthcare experience.
          • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
          • Experience promoting agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous delivery, TDD, etc.

Keywords: Emonics, LLC, Trenton , Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Piscataway, New Jersey

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