Scrum Master

Location: Remote - Remote
Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16709
Date Added: 06/21/2024

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Senior Scrum Master

Our Fortune 100 Credit Union client is looking for a Scrum Master to join their Enterprise Data team in a remote capacity. 

The Scrum Master works closely with the Product Owner, team and others needed for team to deliver initiative’s capabilities by removing impediments, facilitating all standard agile ceremonies, and fostering an environment for high performance.

This role manages a continuous workflow of their team. They advocate, adopt and coach their team on lean, agile and scrum practices following scaled agile principles. Delivers results through performance/process metrics and business value metrics. Individual contributor and mentor to team members who are at various stages of agile maturity for bringing entire team(s) to follow same practices consistently. 
  • Exhibit behaviors of a Lean-Agile Leader through mindset; helps the team embrace SAFe core values, adopt and apply SAFe principles and implement SAFe practices
  • Support the team rules of Scrum, eliminate impediments, and lead the team in efforts for relentless improvement and heightened efficiency
  • Understand basics of Data Engineering work and contexts of the data product development, accordingly customize the approach/process/artifacts to meet the delivery need of the team 
  • Ensure team commits sprint goals using capacity effectively and meet sprint and overall PI goals. Also facilitate team to achieve the goals
  • Ensure that goals, scope and product backlog items are understood and can be fulfilled by team members
  • Engage with team and train in planning and delivery
  • Collaborate with Product Owner, requirement owners and team to identify and clarify scope of business/systems requirements and help build healthy backlog for team
  • Support the team’s efforts to continuously improve communications and relationships with other delivery teams; represent the team in the Scrum of Scrums (SoS), helping the team remain aware of engagement opportunities and program effectiveness
  • Engage in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Daily stand up, Refinement, Retrospective, Sprint Review) efficiently and assist removing blockers/impediments
  • Facilitate backlog grooming and estimation using Story-Point (SP)
  • Ensure work is estimated and tracked using Azure DepOps (ADO). Review ADO team board regularly and ensure team updates ADO properly. 
  • Coaches team in scaled agile practices and help team using ADO effectively
  • Capture and Analyze metrics and help team for improvement
  • Tracking team status of PI and Sprint goals, dependency and risk logs using ADO
  • Protect the team from outside interruptions.
  • 10 plus years of agile project management experience, as well as strong fundamentals in advanced analytics, data integration, and visualization leading agile projects 
  • 10 plus years as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer
  • At least one of the certifications – CSM, PMI-ACP, SAFe SSM, SAFe RTE or SPC
  • Hands on experience of at least Agile tools e.g. ADO, JIRA, Version One
  • Extensive experience in leading, guiding and coaching agile or SAFe to teams
  • Significant experience leading agile development teams and facilitating team meetings in Agile environment
  • Strong knowledge of SAFe framework including SAFe principles, value and practices and implement them in real world projects
  • Basic understanding of the Data Engineering and how it adds value to the organization
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong adaptability and interest to know new skills continuously needed to play the role of Scrum Master effectively 
  • Experience of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Very good team player and ability to work with people from diverse background
Desired Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • At least 10 years of agile project management experience
  • At least 5 years of working experience as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer
  • Advanced degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Hands on Data Engineering experience as Data Analyst, Data Engineer or Tester
  • Expert in ADO including customized reports using ADO and PowerBI
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in Banking/Finance/Investments, familiar with terminology, concepts and business processes and systems