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



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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