Scrum Master

at Signature Consultants
Published January 21, 2022
Location Glen Allen, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Contractor  

Description

Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Scrum Master for an opportunity with a client located in Glen Allen, VA.

Job Description:
In the Scrum Master role, you will be a Servant Leader to your team(s), establishing and maintaining an environment where the team(s) can be effective, fostering a relationship between the team and the Product Owner as well as other dependent teams, and protecting the team from outside interruptions and distractions. The Scrum master will encourage open communication and transparency, and drive the appropriate Agile methodologies (Scrum/Kanban, etc.), while focusing on predictability, quality delivery, continuous improvement of the team and overall execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Scrum Master for 2 teams coordinating and facilitating standard Agile ceremonies
  • Is prepared for and actively participates in applicable SAFe ceremonies (s2, PI planning, etc.)
  • Ensures team is prepared for and facilitates planning and dependency negotiations during Sprint and Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Proactively monitors and drives delivery goals for the sprint and the program increment
  • Understands team(s) domain, the specific Epics/Features the team(s) are working on and upstream/downstream dependencies to the extent you can speak to it at a high level and recognize impacts
  • Proactively engages with other Scrum Masters or Teams to mitigate risks or dependencies
  • Proactively identifies impediments and drives resolution using appropriate channels, escalating if required
  • Introduces new and advanced practices to improve teams delivery
  • Is a Servant Leader, motivating the team(s) and shielding them from disruptors and unnecessary noise
  • Partners with Product Owner to improve the overall team health and Agile maturity
  • Coach's team(s) to the next level of agile and helps to increase its efficiencies and effectiveness, with timely contributions to team member's success
  • Maintain and track metrics of your team's health and progress and share with the team to discuss areas of opportunity
  • Enables and encourages the team to be open and transparent
  • Ensures team adherence to controls and governance/standards set by the Agile Release Train
  • Drive consistency and adherence to standards for tracking work in Jira and audit readiness of document repositories
  • Proactively seeks and participates in learning opportunities or ways to share own knowledge such as Communities of Practice, classroom training and independent study to further develop self and community

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Scrum Master Certification
  • 3 Years hands-on software delivery experience in an Agile environment
  • 3 Years Agile Scrum or Kanban experience
  • 2 Years working experience with Scaled Agile and managing dependencies across multiple teams in or outside the Agile Release Train (ART)
  • High-level understanding of software architecture and software delivery lifecycle to provide context of teams work to management as needed
  • Great skills and knowledge with facilitation, coaching, mentoring, scrumming distributed teams, conflict resolution, continual improvement and empowerment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ Years working experience with Scaled Agile on an Agile Release Train
  • SAFe certified (or other scaled agile frameworks)
  • Working understanding of Insurance

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

EEO Employer

Signature Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Signature will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 888.838.1020.