Sr. Agile Coach / Scrum Master

scrum master, csm, devops, cloud services, Agile, Software development, Transformation
Contract W2, 12 Months
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

 

12 - 24+ month contract, likely to extend

W2 ONLY. NO CORP-CORP / C2C / 3RD PARTY CANDIDATES. MUST BE VISA / EAD INDEPENDENT.

Start: ASAP

Overview:

This role will focus on serving as an Agile Coach / Scrum Master within the IT Department as part of a new business unit. The current focus of the business unit is on a cloud transformation as well as the adoption of emerging technologies, such as AI and RPA. As part of the transformation, we are evolving to an Agile/Lean DevOps approach. As such, this role will be responsible for more traditional project management and SDLC tasks for a portion of this transition period. This role will also lead by example by removing bottlenecks and issues that slow down the team s progress. The role will also be key to guiding the DevOps processes in a Lean and Agile way, for the build and optimization of single end-to-end extensible frameworks that can holistically deploy frontend, backend, API, etc pipelines for secure enterprise scale applications.

Role:

Overview:

This role will focus on serving as an Agile Coach / Technical Scrum Master within the IT Department as part of a new business unit. The current focus of the business unit is on a cloud transformation as well as the adoption of emerging technologies, such as AI and RPA. As part of the transformation, we are evolving to an Agile/Lean DevOps approach. As such, this role will be responsible for more traditional project management and SDLC tasks for a portion of this transition period. This role will also lead by example by removing bottlenecks and issues that slow down the team’s progress. The Scrum Master role will also be key to guiding the DevOps processes in a Lean and Agile way, for the build and optimization of single end-to-end extensible frameworks that can holistically deploy Front end, Back end, API, etc pipelines for secure enterprise scale applications.

Role:

  • Coordinate and encourage participation from all team members in key Scrum ceremonies, e.g.. daily huddle/Scrum, backlog grooming, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives to actively manage risks and dependencies
  • Collaborates with technical resources, product, and analysts to break down project needs and user feedback into user stories and tasks, which can be added to sprint backlog
  • Drive stories to ready state in preparation for the upcoming sprint
  • Manage sprint velocity-related metrics
  • Fulfills the role of Scrum Master leading multiple Scrum Teams through the Agile process in the delivery of enterprise software development projects
  • Implement Agile practices to facilitate the incremental and adaptive delivery of software products within the Scrum teams
  • Facilitates the adoption of key engineering practices Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development, etc. to improve quality and reliability of team’s deliverables
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring of Scrum Team members on Agile/Scrum/Lean principles and practices
  • Motivate team members and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Build and document a successful and reproducible Agile foundational framework that can be adopted by other teams within the organization
  • Facilitate creation of project delivery roadmap
  • Ensure the technical team has a clear understanding of Definition of Done
  • Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution by encouraging transparency and building trust among team members
  • Promotes a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes
  • Create a dashboard that can show how Agile software delivery is creating business value to business areas

Qualifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) with 8 - 10+ years of experience as an Agile Coach and Scrum Master for technology teams diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Knowledge and/or experience of Agile software development process (e.g. Kanban, Scrum, TDD, BDD)
  • Hand-on experience in software development (developer, tester, technical analyst, etc)
  • 2+ years’ experience with Cloud based delivery
  • 2+ years’ experience with Cloud services  (e.g. Amazon AWS & MS Azure)
  • A strong understanding of the entire DevOps tool chain from a quality perspective.
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile/DevOps techniques such as user stories, test driven development, continuous integration, continuous testing, and automated testing.
  • Experience with a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) implementation highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of 12 - Factor App methodology is a plus.
  • Experience mentoring developers and helping them improve their Agile skills
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (e.g. progress tracking techniques, retrospective formats, story estimation, etc.)
  • Experience translating requirements to design new and/or re-engineer existing business and technical processes/workflows
  • Bachelor's degree in related technical field or equivalent experience
  • Preferred experience working in an IT organization during an Agile DevOps transition
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Experience using Agile templates is strongly desired

Posted By

Scott Baldwin

16090 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 330 Saint Louis, MO, 63017

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Position Id : 6205412
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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