Scrum Master

at Kforce Technology Staffing
Published July 25, 2022
Location Beaverton, OR
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Kforce has a client in Beaverton, OR that is seeking a Scrum Master.

* The Scrum Master will operate as a team-based servant leader in service to the team's needs
* Ensure the teams is practicing Agile principles
* Partner with, coaches, and supports Technical Product Manager in managing the backlog to ensure it is properly prioritized and appropriately sized
* Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies (backlog refinement, Sprint planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, demos)
* Help prepare the team for and facilitate squad level Quarterly Planning activities
* Establish, track and communicate agile metrics (such as team velocity and sprint progress/burn down chart)
* Facilitate alignment and assist Technical Product Manager and Agile Team with meeting appropriate commitments
* As a Scrum Master, you will protect the team from interruptions and distractions to clear a path for throughput
* Identifiy, remove and/or escalate risks, roadblocks, and cross team dependencies that are unresolvable by the team and interfere with the team's ability to deliver commitments
* Accountable for promoting continuous improvement by coaching the team to use metrics to identify and measure progress
* Interact with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization and cross-squad/cross-functional collaboration on delivery execution
* Continuously learn new approaches to facilitation, agile best practices and how to improve team dynamics
* The Scrum Master will help the Team to focus on delivery of high quality stories on a predictable, sustainable cadence

* MS/BS degree in IT or related field
* Relevant certification in the scrum/agile field is preferred: Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
* 3-5 years of relevant work experience i.e on Agile
* Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools (eg. Jira, VersionOne)
* Familiarity or experience with other agile methodologies such as LEAN, Kanban, SAFe, XP Programming, etc.
* In-depth understanding of Agile Principles and how they apply in workplace culture
* Strong facilitation and coaching skills within teams and groups
* Experience resolving issues across teams
* Effective communication, team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring, and servantleadership skills

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. - provided by Dice

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