Direct Client Sr. Scrum Master (Agile Coach, Kanban, Scrum certification)

    • Accepts corp to corp applications, Contract: Independent, W2, 12+ Month(s)


    • Agile
    • Scrum Master
    • Kanban

    Job Description

    Location: Remote (PST Hours)

    Tops 3 Skills Needed


    Scrum Master Certification
    5-7 years (senior level)


    Worked in Kanban teams

    5-7 years (senior level)


    Experience being an actual coach, understand team dynamics, recognize where the team is lacking etc.
    5-7 years (senior level)

    Years of Experience:

    • 5-7 years (senior level)

    Degree or certifications required:

    • Scrum Master Certification a must have.

    Experience Required:

    • Information Technology (IT) project based roles
    • Building, leading and mentoring cross functional teams
    • Application of industry-based project management and SDLC methodologies and tools
    • IT project management, including all elements of scope, time, cost, risk, quality, integration, procurement, human resources and communications
    • Working with business areas to prioritize requirements and select appropriate technology to deliver effective business solutions and achieve business benefits
    • Managing complex large-scale or multiple mid-sized projects
    • Requirements elicitation, process analysis and design expertise
    • Mentoring team members in project lifecycle and agile methodologies

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to navigate within a fast-paced dynamic environment with high degrees of ambiguity to deliver large and complex projects
    • Ability to maneuver through tough political situations
    • Ability to lead geographically distributed development teams
    • Establishes collaborative relationships with business and technology partners at various levels in the organization
    • Superior communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to diverse audiences and all levels of the organization, able to bridge communication gaps between technology and business users, and able to foster open team communication.
    • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to build cross-functional project teams and protect valuable team resources
    • Ability to identify and voice concerns and project issues in a timely and effective manner
    • Ability to flex leadership style to accommodate a wide variety of team member styles and leverage team diversity
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Demonstrates familiarity with software development lifecycles and the ability to facilitate decision making that balances business needs and technical priorities
    • Understands integration tools and methods
    • Demonstrates knowledge of system testing and test plan development
    • Knowledge of basic business principles and company goals and objectives
    • Working knowledge of software engineering, retail technologies, SharePoint, Web, Mobile, API, and Service-Oriented Architectures.
    • Proficiency in Jira, Confluence, Microsoft project & Microsoft
    • Skilled at reporting on sprint status, burn down charts, summarizing results, and taking corrective action.

    Daily Responsibilities:

    • Apply scrum/agile iterative development processes to lead on-time delivery of product backlog user stories.
    • Leverage risk and issue management, leadership courage and proactive / timely communications to safeguard project resources and direct corrective measures to ensure project success
    • Bridge communication between technology and the business through targeted communications and fostering open dialog with team members
    • Provide team members with clear communication and direction including appropriate governance and decision making.
    • Identify resource gaps and inform the program and project manager to support and enable resource managers for outsourced services as needed.
    • Direct completion of applicable lifecycle deliverables in compliance with established company standards, practices and policies.
    • Negotiate across multiple functions to resolve impediments and competing priorities.