Scrum Master Jobs - Scrum Master, 19992

at The Judge Group
Location Chicago, IL
Date Posted November 27, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Location: Chicago, IL
Description: Our client is currently seeking a Scrum Master

Job Summary:

The Scrum Master’s primary responsibility is to organize work items for any technology projects. The scrum master will work with program manager to organize work, maintain backlog and report on the progress.

Essential Functions, Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Meet/exceed the customer’s (internal and external) expectations by understanding, anticipating, and meeting customer needs. Exhibit proactive communication; act and think with customers in mind
•Friendly, enthusiastic, and energetic with customers, co-workers, managers, and visitors. Promote and project a positive company image; treats others with courtesy and respect
•Consults with leadership and key stakeholders to ensure that project milestones are identified and tracked 
•Proactively identify, assess, and resolve issues and mitigate risks that may threaten productivity, quality, goals, objectives and project delivery
•Facilitates and leads all Scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Iteration Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, and Backlog Management
•Acts as a leader who guides, coaches, and supports the Scrum team on how to use Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to our customers
•Develops and improves Agile processes, prioritizes development and improvements, and works alongside key stakeholders to implement
•Gets team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques
•Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines.
•Guides team in time estimating practices and facilitates team estimates
•Leads team effort in relentless improvement, define and implement improvement stories to increase the velocity and quality of the program
•Drive team iteration execution, communicates with management and stakeholders, protects the team from uncontrolled injection of work
•Manage project conflicts and challenges to keep operations running at a high performance; work with leadership to resolve people problems and roadblocks
•Maintain team data in TFS to support estimates and execution
•Set and review status of project; manage schedules, prepare status reports, and present high level project readouts for senior management – specifically burn down charts, team velocity and other relevant metrics
•Monitor the effectiveness of Scrum team processes and performance
•Lead team efforts in continuous improvement by helping the team take ownership of their actions items as identified during retrospectives
•Mentor and coach the teams on Agile methodology and Scrum values and process
•Support growth of agile, specifically Scrum, within the organization

BA/BS degree - required
•7+ years of project management and 4 years’ experience with Scrum practices and being a Scrum Master 
•Scrum Master Certification from an accredited institution required
•Demonstrable expertise of agile methodology and frameworks including Scrum and Kanban.
•Demonstrated experience and expertise in TFS/Azure DevOps
Experience, Skills & Abilities (i.e., technical, knowledge, etc.):
•Exemplify and promote Agile values and principles; expert knowledge of an Agile frameworks (i.e. Scrum, Kanban)
•Deep understanding of agile metrics (tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.) to analyze and improve sprint planning
•Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practices
•Solid experience working with Architecture teams to assess and size story/epics
•Solid knowledge of modern technologies and software development
•Detail oriented and comfortable with analytics; Analyze and draw conclusions and make recommendations from data
•Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
•Lead, organize and execute with little or no direction, deliver commitments on time, and to work on a team within a fast pace environment
•Work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
•Ability to understand and represent both the business and technology
•Excellent communicator in person, over the phone and through email
•Strong presentation skills with the ability to explain technical considerations, alternatives and recommendations to both technical and non-technical business stakeholders
•Strong business and technology acumen; passionate about customer experience
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