|Date Posted||June 9, 2021|
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Located in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region of Florida’s gulf coast, the University of South Florida (USF) is a Preeminent State Research University with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Rated as one of the top places to live in the U.S., Tampa Bay offers a high quality of life, year-round sunshine, and easy access to top-rated entertainment. USF is one of the nation’s largest public universities, serving more than 50,000 students with an annual budget of $1.8 billon. Over the past five years, USF has been the fastest-rising university in the nation, public or private, on the U.S. News and World Report's list of best universities, which it ranks as the 44th best public university in America.
USF Information Technology (USF IT) provides technology services and support for the University of South Florida. The IT team, led by the Vice President and CIO, provides the following services: Administrative Services, Client Support, Communication Services, Teaching and Learning, Analytics and Reporting, Mobile and Web Services, Consulting Services, Cybersecurity Service and Research Technologies.
This position will act as a Scrum Master II on a production team utilizing Scrum methodology and implementing Agile ideology. The Scrum Master II acts as the facilitator for the project and removes impediments for the production team. This position is required to understand theoretical and functional Agile and Scrum values, practices, and applications to provide a higher level of knowledge to the team. This position facilitates and coaches the team during daily stand up, sprint planning, review, and retro scrum ceremonies to promote self-organization. The ultimate goal of an Agile team is to understand business needs and develop optimal business and/or IT solutions in partnership with departmental stakeholders and functional experts. This position is distinguished from other information technology classifications due to the concentration on facilitation and coaching of all agile related activities.
- Team Management: Make strategic decisions around processes and tools to improve Agile practices and help the team mature. Ensures the team knows Scrum processes to be able to strategically deviate from a principle or practice when necessary. Introduces new teams to Scrum principles and values and guides teams that are currently performing in Scrum framework to become self-organized and efficient in Agile practices.
- Agile Project Management: Work with the team to identify and resolve impediments for the production team and mediate through conflicts. Coach the Product Owner in writing user stories, product visions, prioritizing backlog, and release planning. Coach the team to maintain Scrum Tools (story board, action board, charts, backlogs, metrics, etc.) Advanced knowledge of computer tools and systems to measure and demonstrate team capacity for resource planning, escalation, etc. Manage and configure Scrum boards and project dashboards for multiple teams.
- Learning and Development: Actively contribute to Agile and Scrum practices utilized by team members and make recommendations. Stay abreast of Agile concepts and new methodologies to improve the productivity of development teams.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science or IT related field and one year of IT or Project Management experience, OR five years of IT or Project Management experience, or a combination of relevant experience and education.
- Scrum Master certification
- Experience using agile tools such as JIRA.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
USF employees enjoy a total compensation package that far exceeds the value of their base salary alone. To help current and prospective employees understand the complete value of their compensation package, the Division of Human Resources has created an interactive Total Compensation Tool. The Compensation Calculator provides a comprehensive view of everything included in your compensation – salary, benefits and retirement contributions, employee tuition program and other employment-related programs. The University also offers many employee-paid voluntary benefits, such as vision insurance, supplemental life insurance, short term disability and supplemental retirement plans: Benefits Summary For more information, please visit Work at USF
The selected candidate must have current work authorization in the United States. This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.