Sr. Scrum Master/Project Manager

Scrum Master, Agile software development, rally, jira or microsoft tfs / visual team services
Contract W2, Contract Independent
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description


Job Title: Sr. Scrum Master/Project Manager
Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Job Type: Contract to Hire
Duration: 6 Month Contract to Hire
Contact Info: Ella Blank - - 201-786-2414
  • The ScrumMaster is a key role in Agile software development responsible for ensuring that Scrum practices and processes are followed by the team.
  • The ScrumMaster serves as the liaison between the Product Owner and the Agile software development team.
  • This role helps the team reach peak productivity, coaches and mentors resources, resolves impediments that block a team and help track their progress.
  • The ScrumMaster also plays a critical role in the adoption of Scrum and other Agile development practices by the organization.
  • A ScrumMaster plays the role of Technical Delivery Manager and has to be hands on with the team in pushing projects forward (Doing whatever it takes).
  • This role requires a team member that will not only run Agile/Delivery Lead projects but spend 20% of the time managing and coaching other ScrumMasters
Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • Must have significant experience ramping up, coaching and mentoring teams to peak productivity working in a complex inter dependent software development environment.
  • The successful candidate will be considered a subject-matter expert in Scrum software development methodology, be an effective communicator with strong servant leadership skills, have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference.
  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework is a plus)
Liaison & Communication:
  • Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical (business) departments.
  • Communicate with other management, developers, product managers, product relationship and technical support specialists on product issues.
Facilitate Software Development:
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Maintain process documentation.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Experience with introduction of Agile in a hybrid environment (waterfall) and interfacing between the two is a plus.
  • Working with PMO to ensure they have information they require.
  • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects / bugs.
Team & Process Management:
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevents distractions to the team.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Empower the team to self-organize.
  • Candidate could be expected to spend up to 20% of his/her time coaching and mentoring other members of the team, some management of other resources a plus.
  • This needs to be an individual that puts the team before themselves.
  • They will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from their team while promoting self-management and constantly improving standards of work.
  • Must have resource management skills. For example; Manage IT staff by recruiting, training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance
Qualifications: Required
  • Thorough understanding of Scrum software development methodology, values, practices and procedures
  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and iterative development methodologies
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and software development
  • Experience with Rally, Jira or Microsoft TFS / Visual Team Services (a plus)
  • Ability to understand technical issues and identify the means to resolving them
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Collaborative in driving decisions.
  • Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work
  • Background in Technical Project Management
Qualifications: Preferred
  • Experience with Agile transformation in an organization
  • Experience working with large programs that use multiple Agile teams
  • Hands on experience with metrics and tracking tools used in Scrum
  • Experience with scaling Agile in the enterprise
  • Minimum six years' experience leading enterprise solutions design and development efforts
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Development tools
  • Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds Education
  • Certified ScrumMaster with at least 2 + years of experience in this role post certification
Management and Competencies:
  • Must have effective communication with strong leadership skills, have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference.
  • Experience managing the development, implementation and support of enterprise solutions
  • Capable of managing internal ITS teams, contractors and onshore / offshore partner resources
  • Demonstrated experience developing team members and being a role model
  • Ability to work across business and technical teams
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document and communicate technical information to IT professionals
  • International experience with the ability to work in a diverse work environment across cultures and time-zones; available to travel (internationally) at short notice and host/attend international calls outside of standard working hours
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college/university in Computer Science or related field
Position Id : 6247094
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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