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Scrum Master

Scrum Master

by Brian Borsa|April 3, 2018

Cycle3 IT Staffing is seeking a Scrum Master for a long term role.

 

General Summary:

 

Ensures that the team is functional and productive; understands incremental delivery and the value of metrics; also understands backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition.

 

IT Scrum Manager – Shows familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices.

 

Expectations: Possess advanced knowledge of the tools and processes required by the role Function well in large-scale, highly complex, cross-functional / platform environment

 

Solid individual performance, but may spend considerable portion of their time providing direction for others

 

Share knowledge, coach and mentor

 

Standard level resources in area of expertise

 

May serve as technical lead in area of expertise

 

May have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of others

 

Good communication and relationship skills, both in directing the technical team and updating leadership

 

Essential Functions:

 

Facilitate sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos

 

Assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed

 

Ensure cross-team coordination

 

Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal

 

Maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing (i.e. backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition)

 

Ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams.

 

Liaise between the developers and User Experience/Visual Designers

 

Foster better communication between the disciplines Act as a project manager when necessary

 

Qualifications:

Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development

Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise

 

Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures

 

Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team

 

Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics

 

Understand backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition

 

Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices

 

Advanced ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams and drive projects to completion

 

Demonstrated experience managing and delivering projects in the type of environment (App Dev, Infrastructure, Integration etc.) as specified in the posting

 

Advanced leadership and analytical skills

 

Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must

 

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written including presentations and negotiations with Senior IT and Business leaders

 

Demonstrated ability to craft and present clear, concise and convincing messages appropriately targeted to the specific audience

 

Demonstrated ability to communicate status and issues effectively both verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization

 

Expert-level in one or more project management tools, such as MS Project General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office: Advanced knowledge of Excel, working knowledge of Access Working knowledge of SharePoint and Visio required Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate business and some travel requirements Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field (or equivalent working experience)

5+ years of previous project management experience would be typical for someone to reach this skill level 6-8 years of overall IT experience is typical for this skill level

Knowledge of PBM, healthcare industry helpful Formal training in project management practices preferred

To apply for this job email your details to brian@cycle3it.com

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