Scrum Master (5126)

Portland Metro Area, Oregon | Consulting

Post Date: 07/31/2017 Job ID: JN -072017-5126 Industry: Scrum Master
Evo is looking for a Scrum Master for our Beaverton Client. This contract opportunity is scheduled to be 6-months.

  • Supports the self-organizing, self-managing team to achieve its daily and iteration objectives
  • Supports the teams focus on delivery of high quality stories on a predictable, sustainable cadence
  • Facilitates the teams assessing and planning for risk
  • Ensures agreed upon Agile methodology principles and practices are understood and enacted
  • Coaches Agile team in self-organization and cross-functionality and promotes Agile mindset
  • Provides visibility to impediments to the Agile Team's progress that the team cannot remove themselves
  • Facilitates the team's relationship with outside stakeholders
  • Facilitates conversations between Product Owner and team in regard to rebalancing and reprioritizing work within a sprint
  • Ensures Product Owner has backlog prioritized for each iteration
  • Protects the team from interruptions and distractions to clear a path for throughput
  • Facilitates ceremonies/team meetings and ensures time-boxed events stay within their allotted time
  • Continuously learns new approaches to facilitation, Agile best practices and how to improve team dynamics
  • Fosters a positive environment for the Agile team to continually improve and learn
  • Drives cross capability coordination and scheduling with other Scrum Masters
  • Coordinates with other Scrum Masters, the System Team, and Shared Resources during ART/Cross-train PI Planning and Release Planning Meetings to remove issues and raise risks, as appropriate
  • Tracks and utilizes agreed upon metrics to drive meaningful conversations and improvement opportunities
  • Manages stakeholder communications
  • 3-5 years hands-on Scrum Master/Coach experience in advanced, large-scale Agile setting
  • Bachelors' degree in Business, Psychology, Anthropology, or Organizational Development with 2 years' additional relevant professional experience accepted in lieu of a degree
  • Certified Scrum Master required; other Scrum certification desired
  • SAFe certification preferred
  • Experience working with VersionOne or similar tool, building summary views, using agile planning boards, setting up dashboards preferred
  • Deep understanding of Agile development frameworks, specifically SAFe, Scrum and Kanban
  • Demonstrated understanding of technology systems and the Technology ecosystem
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business needs
  • Proven ability to pull together individuals of varying technical and business abilities with different goals and facilitate productive discussion and action
  • Strong written and verbal communication, conflict resolution, and servant leadership skills
  • Demonstrated understanding and reinforcement of the value of Agile mindset and the required iteration events
  • Excellent facilitation skills and techniques
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Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. and physically be in the U.S.

CORP-to-CORP requests will NOT be entertained.
Relocation assistance will not be available for this position.

Evo is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected factor.

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