Scrum Master

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Apex Systems
Computer, Configuration Management, Systems, Scripts
Full Time

Job Description

This ScrumMaster will be responsible for supporting the delivery of strategic technology products. Applicants should have a strong understanding of and hands-on experience with Agile Methods, especially Scrum. Applicants will also be responsible for the coaching of their teams on scrum practices to ensure benefit from and adherence to core agile principles is achieved

Responsibilities:
  • Act as a buffer between the software development teams and any distracting influences
  • Safeguard the quality of the products
  • Ensure that the Scrum process is used as intended and continually improved. Enforce the rules of Scrum, facilitate key meetings, and challenge the teams to innovate
  • Help the team with the planning of the Sprints, prioritization of the sprint backlog, coordinate the development process, identify and eliminate obstacles that prevent the team from achieving their goals, prepare burndown charts, and ensure crystal clear communication among everyone involved in the project.


Primary Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of ScrumMaster experience
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Experienced with leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Must be self-motivated, positive, energetic, confident, and ethical with a strong drive for results
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and knowledge transfer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working individually and in a multidisciplinary team
  • Bachelors degree (or greater) in Computer Science or related field


Competencies:

  • Servant Leader - Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Communicative and social - Must be able to communicate well with teams
  • Facilitative - Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
  • Assertive - Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls
  • Situational Awareness - Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
  • Enthusiastic - Must be high-energy
  • Continual improvement - Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
  • Conflict resolution - Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Attitude of empowerment - Must be able to lead a team to self-organization
  • Attitude of transparency - Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust
  • Quick learner - Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the Scrum teams


Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • ScrumMaster, CSPO or other Scrum certifications.
  • Background in Kanban and other Agile processes
  • Experience working with more than one team
  • Experience with offshore and otherwise distributed teams.
  • Previous software product development experience
  • Previous experience as a team lead
  • Configuration Management experience
  • Working knowledge of Rally


EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or


Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

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Dice Id : apexsan
Position Id : 1079106
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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