Scrum Master

at Kforce Inc.
Published September 15, 2022
Location St. Louis, MO
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Scrum Master for a home based/remote role.Roles and Responsibilities:Plan:

  • Facilitate and support all scrum events (Ceremonies): Team Agreements, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Identify, analyze, monitor, and resolve issues and risks; identify mitigation strategies and communicate with the product team
  • Plan and facilitate team activities for Program Increment (PI) events

Strategize:

  • Think creatively to find potential solutions and examine possibilities and outcomes
  • Follow audit and change management processes
  • Contribute to the advancement and improvement of agile practices within the organization

Collaborate:

  • Establish and maintain effective communication and relationships across areas, divisions, outside vendors, and other teams, providing timely updates
  • Work with the scrum team, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision making and support organizational project or product teams
  • Work with Agile coaches and other Scrum Masters to grow within the role

Lead/Mentor:

  • Facilitate and Co-Facilitate Product & Agile workshops and training sessions
  • Exhibit Lean-Agile Leadership - Help the team embrace a lean-agile mindset and agile core values and principles
  • Elevate your teams' performance by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques
  • Provide a safe space for team which promotes continuous improvement and learning

Solve Problems:

  • Resolve impediments where less established scrum masters struggle to increase the overall effectiveness of the Portfolio or Product Capabilities within the organization
  • Mentor other Scrum Masters
  • Be a leader and an innovator within our Communities of Practice & Center of Excellence
  • Explore multiple alternatives with team and facilitate decisions, aligning with firm values

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience
  • Certified Scrum Master with 1-2 years of SAFe experience
  • 4+ years of proven experience managing and delivering projects and products in an Agile/DevOps delivery approach preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience as a Scrum Master or in a similar role required
  • Ability to act as a Scrum Master for more than one team where needed
  • Working knowledge of agile methodologies, techniques, and frameworks, such as Scrum and Kanban, to deliver solutions
  • Experience using Jira, Clarity, HP ALM (QC), or similar tools
  • Adept at refinement, story splitting, story pointing and estimating, fostering velocity, actionable retrospection, and other Scrum techniques
  • Proven leadership and management experience
  • Excellent people and product management skills
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some familiarity with Clarity PPM as a timekeeping system

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.

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