Scrum Master

Florida, Lakeland-Winter Haven

Posted: 09/12/2018 Industry: IT Job Number: 11733 Pay Rate: $100,000.00 - $100,000.00

The Scum Master will be responsible for the company' s Agile program and project management across multiple software product development teams. This is a leadership and hands-on role that includes working with the CTO and Director of Engineering to lead Agile best practices while serving as Scrum Master on multiple teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Active, hands-on Scrum Master across multiple software product development teams
- Coaching and mentor teams and the organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices to deliver value, maintain quality and continuously improve with predictable outcomes
- Promoting team self-organization and leading best practices for distributed development teams comprised of local and remote employees and offshore partners
- Guiding the team on how to develop and extend Agile practices in a full life-cycle product development environment with several active teams, across multiple products and many active enterprise class customers
- Assessing the maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable for the team and organization
- Removing impediments, guiding teams to remove impediments and working with leaders and stakeholders to remove impediments
- Building a trusting and safe environment in which problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or judgment, with an emphasis on learning, problem solving and continuous improvement
- Facilitating effective, open collaboration through discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution by the team and across stakeholders
- Creating, maintaining, reporting and instilling organization-wide use of Agile metrics as indicators of success and measures for improvement and course correction
- Assisting with internal and external communication by improving transparency and radiating information
- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlogs
- Leading from the front and by example across multiple teams with a servant leadership style

Education and Experience
- BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Economics or related discipline
- Minimum first level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I); certification as a CPO and in scaled Agile methods strongly preferred
- Experience serving in the Scrum Master role for at least three years for a software product development company seeking to constantly improve Scrum practices
- Skills and practices in servant leadership, facilitation, self-awareness, situational-awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and full transparency

- Application of numerous patterns and techniques for practical implementation of Scrum and Scrumban for full life-cycle product development and situational problem solving, including backlog management, Agile metrics and analysis, ceremonies, software estimation, program planning, release planning, defect and test management
- Proven success implementing Scrum and Scrumban with TDD, ATDD, continuous integration, test automation and DevOps
- Proven success implementing scaled Agile methods including either Scrum-of-Scrums, LeSS or SAFe
- Expert in Agile project and program management using TargetProcess, VersionOne, Rally or Jira, with demonstrated experience managing product portfolio requirements, road maps, initiatives, themes, releases and sprints across multiple product development teams
- Prior experience as a software engineer, QA tester, development team lead, development manager or QA manager
- Extensive work in a web-based, enterprise software product development company is a must, preferably with open source technologies and the LAMP stack in a multi-tenant SaaS environment
- Outstanding people, communication, coaching and mentor skills
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