Scrum Master

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APN Software Services, Inc
Certified Scrum Mater
Full Time, Contract Independent, Contract W2, C2H Independent, C2H W2
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Project Manager- Scrum Master
Murrysville, PA
12 months contract to start with

Serve the role of Scrum Master as defined in the Scrum Guide
Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values
Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization, and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or retribution with an emphasis on problem solving
Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Guide the team on how to get the most out of self-organization
Understand sufficient technical architecture to facilitate discussion, communicate decisions and raise impediments
Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Work as part of a team within the department and across departments to help achieve group, department and overall project goals.
Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through on actions and deliverables

Remove impediments for the team with tenacity and urgency
Facilitate Scrum events and ensure necessary preparation work is completed in advance to create efficient, engaging, and productive events
Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and maintaining the product backlog
Resolve team conflicts and coach the team in positive behaviors
Monitor team activity and progress against sprint goals
Manage artifacts in development tool
Lead retrospectives, capture minutes/actions and circulate
Capture sprint metrics for monitoring team performance
Attend project update meetings, milestone review meetings, and process improvement meetings
Coordinate with other Scrum teams and other cross-functional groups

Problem Solving:
Able to provide solutions using techniques that encourage team ownership and innovation

Required Skills/Experience:
Certified Scrum Master
Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 1 years for a software development team that followed Scrum principles, practices, and theory
3-5 years of professional experience working in a software development organization
BS in IT-related field
Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

Preferred Skills/Experience:
Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 3 years for a software development team that was following Scrum principles, practices, and theory
More than 5 years of professional experience working in a software development organization, serving for some portion as software developer for some portion of this time
Knowledge of other Agile approaches/techniques: SAFe, XP, Kanban, TDD/BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Agile Games
Applicable knowledge of C# .NET and Java technologies
Previous experience in leadership roles

Thanks and Regards,
Imran (Emu) Shikalgar
APN Software Services, Inc
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 385, Newark, CA 94560
Phone: 510-402-4704 Fax 510-623-5055 (Google Hangouts)

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Imran Shikalgar


Company Information

At APN we strive to be the best in the industry. We enjoy a challenge, embrace competition and we are committed to providing the finest services to our clients. We are a close-knit team of high-tech professionals. We place strong emphasis on continuing education for our consultants, and we sponsor various training programs, which relate to consultant's growth, client projects and current technology requirements. In addition to competitive pay, APN Software Services Inc. provides free career advice, resume counseling, interview assistance and much more!
Dice Id : apn
Position Id : 282733

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