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Scrum Master

Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 05/07/2024 Job Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 25167 Pay Rate: $ 40.00 - $ 45.00

Job Description

Our global manufacturing client is seeking a dynamic and passionate Scrum Master to join their IT organization in the Greater Grand Rapids, MI area for a contract or contract to hire. This pivotal role focuses on guiding and enhancing the performance of a high-performing, self-empowered IT team. As the backbone of strategic project delivery, you will work closely with various stakeholders to foster an environment of growth and continuous improvement, emphasizing agile practices. This position not only promises a fulfilling career trajectory but also the opportunity to make significant impacts on key IT initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an enthusiastic, high-performance team capable of meeting strategic objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Agile Product Lead (Product Owner) to identify and remove impediments, ensuring a smooth workflow.
  • Promote and educate the team and broader organization on Scrum and Agile methodologies.
  • Facilitate all Scrum events and cross-team coordination, ensuring seamless communication and integration.
  • Drive the accuracy and consistency of data within the project backlog, enhancing clarity and expectations through integrated dashboards and reports.
  • Monitor and measure team progress using empirical methods to manage complex work efficiently.
  • Support the team, alongside Agile Product Leads and other Agile Delivery Leaders, in their continuous improvement efforts.
  • Ensure accountability for the Scrum team's effectiveness and partner with People Leaders on talent management.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Project Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience leading teams using Scrum, Kanban, or Scrum@Scale.
  • Proven track record of leading the development of IT solutions in collaboration with business units.

Preferences:

  • At least 2 years of prior experience as a Scrum Master or Agile Delivery Leader.
  • Strong advocacy for team, customer, and platform needs with a commitment to transparency and open communication.
  • Experience negotiating project targets, resources, and deliverables across multiple IT business teams.

Titles Encouraged to Apply:

  • Scrum Master
  • Agile Project Manager
  • Agile Coach
  • IT Project Leader
  • Team Facilitator
  • Continuous Improvement Lead
  • Agile Program Manager

This role is designed for those who thrive in a collaborative and evolving environment, aiming to bring out the best in themselves and others. If you are committed to driving excellence and nurturing high-performing teams, we encourage you to APPLY.

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