Scrum Master - Direct Hire

Scrum, SaaS, Jira, Agile
Full Time
Depends on Experience

Job Description

Scrum Master (Direct Hire)

With combined experience spanning over 40 years, The Doyle Group’s mission is to partner with our clients who seek strategic talent and to assist those candidates looking for their next career opportunity. We ensure the hiring process is transparent and timely offering an efficient experience. We look forward to working with you.

Opportunity
Our client, a nationwide real estate investment trust company, is seeking an experienced Scrum Master to join a talented and growing product delivery team. This company leads all REITs in digitizing their business, creating differentiation through resident-facing applications and services, self-guided apartment home tours, and smart home technology offerings.

Rapid digital transformation necessitates coordination of a cross-functional Agile development team utilizing the principles and tools of Scrum Framework. Assumes a servant leadership role to support and guide a self-organized team to complete projects. Serve as a point person responsible for understanding the big development picture of each sprint. Responsible for delegating tasks appropriately and ensuring the team is working on the right tasks at the right time.

Responsibilities

  • Work with PO to ensure the team understands the project’s goals and scope by regularly reviewing the scope of the development effort
  • Identify and remove obstacles to progress through organization of appropriate resources
  • Facilitate sprint planning meetings, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, demos, and retrospectives
  • Work with PO to manage backlog, reviewing stories and organizing stories by priority and efficiency
  • Track daily sprint progress and maintain schedules
  • Work closely with other team members including developers, test engineers, and other technical staff to ensure sprints are organized and effective by understanding workflows, schedules, and potential risks
  • Track and report on team performance, including capacity, bug-fix rate and throughput
  • Coach team to identify team agreement and expected achievements for each sprint – ensure voices are heard and risks are raised to the PO for prioritization
  • Identify areas of improvement and “lessons learned” from team retrospectives that lead to improved efficiency and quality – drive towards improvement by identifying actionable items from these “lessons learned” that can be applied in future sprints
  • Identify risks to project completion and escalate appropriately
  • Anticipate potential obstacles or potential blockers and facilitate additional meetings/sessions to overcome
  • Apply Agile methodology to a newer team, driving towards effectiveness in applicable ceremonies
  • Mentor team, peers and business sponsors on methods that are useful for improving development and growth
  • Organize cross-team strategy sessions (e.g., PI planning) to help align efforts across multiple products
  • Team lead for other scrum masters across other projects, organizing the team and aligning goals and processes across products
  • Stand up a new team from scratch, identifying key qualifications and needs for the project team

Requirements

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience operating as a Scrum Master
  • Certification (e.g., Certified Scrum Master) required
  • Experience with having led a team of Scrum Masters
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize stories within a sprint and effectively manage resources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to speak easily with developers, as well as product owners and business sponsors
  • Ability to lead retrospective discussions using both metrics and subjectivity to help continuously improve
  • Working knowledge of APIs, database and general programming concepts to allow for easier communication with a development team; familiarity with SaaS products to anticipate deliverables and brainstorm with the team
  • Demonstrated ability to assess the growth and abilities of a project team – review/develop reporting that allows the team productivity to grow, and maintain capable and efficient performance
 
Dice Id : 10347349a
Position Id : 7145892
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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