Portland Metro Area,
Post Date: 09/21/2017
Job ID: JN -092017-5282
Industry: Scrum Master
Evo is seeking a Scrum Master for our Beaverton Client. This person will bring a broad range of lean and agile experiences working within large-scale organizations with specific knowledge working with digital technologies and processes at scale. This contract opportunity is scheduled to be 1-year.
SKILLS and REQUIREMENTS:
- Responsible for guiding the development of an agile team into an effective delivery unit with a sustainable cadence
- Responsible for ensuring the team's process evolves within organizational guidelines and standards of practice
- Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring
- Encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes
- Excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management
- Able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation
- Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution
- Must be able to facilitate the development process
- Uphold and defend, as well as coach and mentor, agile values and principles as expressed in the Agile Manifesto
- Skilled at creating a fully transparent development process
- Capable of being a scrum master for one to three scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work
- Facilitate agile activities and meetings, including sprint planning, retrospectives and sprint review
- Assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed
- Assist the team with implementing effective agile disciplinary practices
- Ensure cross-team coordination
- Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal
- Maintain relevant metrics that provide organizational visibility and help the team see how they are doing
Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. and physically be in the U.S.
- 5+ years of relevant IT experience including strong understanding of customer/stakeholder relationships, business analysis, prioritization, estimation and capacity management
- Must have a thorough understanding of iterative/incremental software development
- Complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum, XP and Kanban
- Must have recognized education in agile processes, certifications preferred
- Must have been a member of an agile team for at least 2 years
- Able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments
- Understand agile metrics and reporting techniques
- Experience to explain and promote agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous delivery, TDD, BDD and refactoring preferred
- Experience using Jira to track and make visible sprint backlog work flow preferred
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.