Reference # 19-00829 Title Scrum Master
Location Glendale, ARIZONA
Position Type Contract
Experience Level Contract
Start Date / End Date 13-01-2020 --- 30-06-2020
Scrum Master

Job Information -- What you'll do:
  • Ideal candidate will have vast experience in scaled Agile software product delivery
  • Provide support to the Product Owner and Delivery Team, and lead by example. This person should personify Agile.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolved.
  • Continually improve Scrum Master skills through education and engaging with fellow Scrum Masters.
  • Works with Product Owner and Team to plan and execute project implementations.
  • Assists in the identification and mitigation of project risks.
  • Identifies and acts on coaching opportunities at the individual and team level.
  • Conducts regular assessments of a team Agile Maturity and uses the results to guide them to improved performance.
  • Coordinates and encourages participation from all team members in scrum ceremonies (Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Retrospective) and longer-term planning exercises (Road Mapping, Release Planning, Release Train Planning).
  • Work with Product Owner and Delivery Team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are 'sprint ready'.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and information radiation.
  • Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to story grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project data
  • Arrange daily stand-ups, facilitate story grooming, coordinate sprint demos, planning and retrospectives.
  • Creation of improved IT infrastructure processes and workflow.
  • Creation and improvement of new and existing processes and tools to allow Technology Engineering to deliver better, more predictable, project documentation for the operationalizing of business projects.
  • Daily program management throughout the program life cycle;
  • Defining the program governance (controls)

Skills -- What you've done and what you'll need to succeed:
  • Experience with agile transformations, building Agile teams and implementing Agile "from scratch.
  • Understands Agile values and principles and can guide and coach teams, and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
  • Proven ability to create and improve new and existing IT Infrastructure process to drive efficiency, quality, and cost-effective solutions.
  • Expertise in delivering complex, application and/or infrastructure-based solutions to deliver against large, complex business application projects in a Project Manager/Scrum Master role.
  • Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (diverse team sizes, organizations, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Demonstrated experience and success with organizational process design and implementation.
  • Strong background in ITIL and Agile methodologies.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Assist with response to regulatory audits regarding process flows.
  • Understands backlog tracking, Scrum and Kanban based metrics, task definition, story splitting.
  • Experience in sprint & release planning, running demos and retrospectives.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and strong reasoning skills as well as good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to work with toolsets including, but not limited to Jira, MS Project, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to review large amounts of data and analyze and spot trends and provide analysis and insights.
  • Experience consolidating data from multiple data sources.
  • Experience working within a ticketing system such as ServiceNow