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Agile / Scrum Master

Contract

Strategic Staffing Solutions

Agile / Scrum Master 

Location: New York, NY 10007

Setting: Hybrid

W2 Contract: 6 months +

PRIMARY ROLE: 

Scrum Masters facilitate daily stand-ups and supporting the team in following the Scrum delivery process. Scrum Master also handle traditional project management duties including: scope definition, staffing, communication of status to clients and partners, budget oversight and risk/issue management. Additionally, they often author user stories, acceptance criteria and execute a portion of the testing on projects.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve the team and product owner in turning requirements into the working software.
  • Track progress and help the team achieve their commitments.
  • Progress is monitored daily when problems are identified work with team to develop corrective actions.
  • Manage and report the status of scope, schedule, resourcing and financials.
  • Extract and document requirements.
  • Author user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Ensure team members understand processes and support the team in following them.
  • Ensure product quality expectations are defined and known across the team.
  • Collaborate with the team in scheduling work, including defect remediation and refactoring, guarding against the accumulation of technical debt.
  • Work with technical team and product owner balancing the interests of both when issues arise.
  • Remove impediments allowing the team to focus on engineering tasks.
  • Take the lead on resolving conflicts within the team removing any roadblocks to collaboration.
  • Guide project team meetings including sprint pre/planning meetings, daily scrum and sprint review meetings.
  • Facilitate retrospective discussions and support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Limit the external interference the team must deal with.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree – information technology or business or related field Exceptional people skills.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of people and serve as arbitrator when conflicts arise.
  • Understanding of financial controls needed in project management and consulting work Practical understanding of how to scope and estimate work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in Project Management and/or serving as Scrum Master Management of more than one significant project at a time Prior experience as a Business Analyst and/or Tester helpful, not required Practical use of quality management tools and techniques

Job ID: JOB-236347
Publish Date: 09 Jul 2024

Tagged as: Agile - Scrum Master