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Sr Scrum Master

Sr. Scrum Master

We seek an experienced Senior Scrum Master to join our client's global software development team.  In this position, you will act as a Scrum Master on a daily basis on one or more projects, but you will also help coordinate and mentor a team of 4 to 5 Scrum Masters, and represent the Scrum team in meetings and presentations with management.  

This is a contract-to-hire position, starting as a contract and converting to a full-time position with excellent salary and benefits, after 3-6 months.  (unfortunately, the client does not offer support for H-1 visa transfers for this position) 
 The successful candidate will be considered a subject-matter expert in Scrum software development methodology, be an effective communicator with strong servant leadership skills, have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference.
SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework is a plus)

Liaison & Communication

  • Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical (business) departments.
  • Communicate with other management, developers, product managers, product relationship and technical support specialists on product issues.

Facilitate Software Development

  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Maintain process documentation.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Experience with introduction of Agile in a hybrid environment (waterfall) and interfacing between the two is a plus.

Application Support

  • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects / bugs.

Team & Process Management

  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevents distractions to the team.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Empower the team to self-organize.

Skills: This needs to be an individual that puts the team before themselves. They will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from their team while promoting self-management and constantly improving standards of work.
May act as a source for mentoring of less experienced department staff.

Qualifications: Required

Thorough understanding of Scrum software development methodology, values, practices and procedures.
Deep understanding of Agile principles and iterative development methodologies Familiarity with Microsoft and software development Experience with Microsoft TFS / Visual Team Services/ Azure DevOps 

 Ability to understand technical issues and identify the means to resolving them Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines Collaborative in driving decisions.
Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.

Qualifications: Preferred

  • Experience with Agile transformation in an organization
  • Experience working with large programs that use multiple Agile teams
  • Hands on experience with metrics and tracking tools used in Scrum
  • Experience with scaling Agile in the enterprise

Must have experience:
–  Excellent communication and presentation skills
–  Minimum of 4 years Scrum Master experience, preferably with web applications experience and ideally with large corporate experience.  
–  Experience working with a mixed onshore/offshore team working agile is desired. 
All work is in the Northern NJ location near Montvale, NJ.    If interested please send updated resume today!  


Job ID: 4356