Senior Scrum Master

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NTT DATA, Inc.
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C2H W2, C2H Independent, 6+ mos
BASED ON EXPERIENCE
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Title: Senior Scrum Master
Location: Johnston, RI (must be onsite, no remote)
Duration: 6+ Month Contract

Essential Duties

  • Understands Agile values and principles and can guide and coach teams, and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
  • Guide and coach delivery teams to self-organize and achieve objectives, without assigning or dictating the work.
  • Provide support to the Product Owner and Development Team, and lead by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolved.
  • Work with Product Owner and Development Team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are 'sprint ready'
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and information radiation.
  • Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to story grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project data
  • Arrange daily stand-ups, facilitate story grooming, coordinate sprint demos, planning and retrospectives

Required Skills/Experience
  • 3 years of Scrum Master experience for software delivery teams and CSM certification
  • 5 years of experience in a functional role associated with an information technology system development lifecycle (e.g. Project Management, Analysis, Design, Development, Quality Assurance, etc.)
  • Good skills and knowledge of facilitation techniques, servant leadership, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Experience with Agile PLM tools like JIRA, Rally, VersionOne, etc.
  • Understands backlog tracking, Scrum and Kanban based metrics, task definition, story splitting.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Experience in sprint & release planning, running demos and retrospectives
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and strong reasoning skills as well as good analytical and problem-solving abilities

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus)
  • Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (diverse team sizes, organizations, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self study, etc.
  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

Posted By

Danielle Stoller



Company Information

NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA means Business

NTT Group one of the largest Telecommunications Companies in the world owns NTT DATA Services. 
NTT Group is ranked in the top 5 largest global IT services provider in the world. Collectively, the integrated company generates $108B in annual revenues with over 300,000 employees across 88 countries. 

Visit https://www.nttdata.com/americas to learn how NTT DATA Americas' Strategic Staffing group provides our clients with top notch technical talent to augment their core IT staff. Our approach is customer centric, partnering to assist you in achieving your strategic goals and IT initiatives. We get to know your company’s culture and the type of technical staff that thrive within your organization. We understand your specific technical and business requirements, timing, and budget

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Position Id : 19-10341

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