Artech Information Systems, LLC Scrum Master II in Fort Mill, South Carolina

Reference # : 16-49069 Title : Scrum Master II

Location :

Fort Mill, SC

Position Type : Contract Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 11/07/2016 / 05/06/2017

Description Job Title: Scrum Master II

Job ID: ABCXJP00007442

Location: Fort Mill,SC

Duration: 6+ Months

Job Description:

  • The ScrumMaster II provides effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills supporting the agile development process and delivery of our applications.

  • As an agile expert, the ScrumMaster will be responsible for enforcing the agile tenants as interpreted by our team, removing impediments and promoting transparency.

  • This position requires committed to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a collaborative culture within our team.

  • You will facilitate daily stand-ups and ensure the integrity of the agile process by capturing velocity and removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release.

  • In this highly visible role, you will have significant interaction with product owners and regular contact with senior management.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings

  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross-functional development teams, and Project Managers to support development and software delivery

  • Assist the Product Owner in user story creation/prioritization and product Backlog grooming via emergent requirement elicitation while supporting overall organizational goals

  • Track and report Scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity

  • Manage high-level budgeting and time tracking

  • Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary

  • Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Scrum Masters

  • Work with Development managers to manage team capacity

  • Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals

  • Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile/Scrum practices

  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility

  • Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often.

  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice

  • Adapt approach based on cultural shifts and regulatory requirements

  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

  • Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration

  • Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 2+ years Scrum Master experience

  • 6+ years of information technology experience

  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures

  • Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects

  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines

  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle

  • Demonstrated experience working in and leading teams that leverage Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration processes

  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems

  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery

  • Experience with relevant business software e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Team Foundation Server

  • Experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server Agile or Scrum templates

  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate

  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues

  • Highly adaptable to changing environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams

  • Demonstrated knowledge of test driven development and virtues of coded unit tests.

  • SM needs to have situational awareness with an understanding of when to listen and when to be assertive.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail

  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task

  • Previous technical experience with the Microsoft technology stack (C#, SQL Server) is desired

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience


    Abhishek Kumar

    Associate Recruiter

Artech Information Systems LLC

360 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Suite 2000 | Morristown, NJ 07960

Office: 973.507.7515 | Fax: 973.998.2599

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