Scrum Master

at Hays Recruitment
Published May 11, 2023
Location Raleigh, NC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate's/applicant's qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.Our Client is seeking a Scrum Master in Raleigh, NC.Role DescriptionAs a Scrum Master I you blend deep scrum expertise with a passion for mentoring and coaching, and constant improvement. As part of a highly partner driven team you will advise, mentor, coach, and train on performance against agile values, practices, and processes to accelerate team value delivery.In partnership with the program manager, you will maintain a backlog, help to remove impediments, and facilitate agile ceremonies such as the daily stand up, sprint planning, backlog refinement and retrospectives. You will have responsibility for release management coordination and participate in scaling ceremonies and activities as you manage interdependencies across teams and product areas.You will examine and drive team performance through metrics and find opportunities for the team to fully realize the benefits of working in an agile structure.•Working collaboratively with company development teams and Program Managers to enable delivery of the team's mission through well-executed sprints.•Accelerating overall team performance, efficiency and value delivered by engaging within and across teams to find opportunities to improve agile maturity and metrics, and providing coaching, training, and resources•Maintaining and updating team performance metrics (e.g., burn-down charts) and artifacts to ensure accurate and clear feedback to the team members and transparency to other partners within the organization.•Managing, coordinating logistics for, and participating in agile events (e.g., backlog prioritization, sprint planning, daily meetings, retrospectives and as appropriate, scrum of scrum masters)•Supporting adoption, and consistent use of enabling tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence, MS Teams)•Facilitate Scrum events (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective)•Help the Development Team to create and maintain the Product Backlog•Monitor progress against the Goal and ensure that the team is working towards it•Assist the team with removing any impediments that are preventing them from achieving their goals Educate the team on Agile principles and practicesSkills& Requirements•Experience working with or in agile teams with good understanding of agile practices.•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Familiarity with project management tools.•Jira and Confluence experience highly preferred.•LucidChart and LucidSpark experience highly preferred.•Possess excellent communication and people-interaction skills and can rapidly build trust and positively influence others at all levels of the organization.•With mentor support, demonstrate a continuous improvement approach.•Proven change agent capable of coaching agile practices (with mentor support) to teams and individuals from across different functions, experiences, and geographies as they work through new and unfamiliar situations.•Effective facilitator (with mentor support) and can brainstorm with the team to generate solutions that address challenges and roadblocks to accelerating value delivery.•Intellectually curious and passionate about learning new skills and model a culture of continuous learning and coaching.•Knowledge of Agile methods or frameworks. (Scrum, Kanban, XP)•Bachelor's Degree and 6 months to 1 years of experience in an Agile environment and Financial Institution experience or High School Diploma or GED and 6 months to 1 years of experience in an Agile environment and Financial Institution experience•CSM or SAFe SM certification is required and experience in a start-up environment is highly preferred.Benefits/Other CompensationThis position is a contract/temporary role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical benefits, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K and Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit).Why Hays?You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there's a position you really want, you're fully prepared to get it.Nervous about an upcoming interview? Unsure how to write a new resume?Visit the Hays Career Advice section to learn top tips to help you stand out from the crowd when job hunting.Hays is committed to building a thriving culture of diversity that embraces people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better we serve our candidates, clients, and employees. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and we comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, HIV-positive status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. One of Hays' guiding principles is 'do the right thing'. We also believe that actions speak louder than words. In that regard, we train our staff on ensuring inclusivity throughout the entire recruitment process and counsel our clients on these principles. If you have any questions about Hays or any of our processes, please contact us.In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law protecting qualified individuals with known disabilities, Hays will attempt to reasonably accommodate those individuals unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company. Any qualified applicant or consultant with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should call or text 813.336.5570.Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information. #1149327

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