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Scrum Master

Ashburn, VA

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Description

Our client has an immediate need for a Scrum Master. This is a 100% remote contract position.  The contract is scheduled to run 9 months and could convert to full time, permanent.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross-functional development teams, and Project Managers to support development and software delivery
  • Assist the Product Owner in user story creation/prioritization and product Backlog grooming via emergent requirement elicitation while supporting overall organizational goals
  • Track and report Scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity
  • Manage high-level budgeting and time tracking
  • Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary
  • Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Scrum Masters
  • Work with Development managers to manage team capacity Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice

 

 

Job Requirements

Requirements

 

  • Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 2 plus years Scrum Master experience
  • 6 plus years of information technology experience
  • Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience working in and leading teams that leverage Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration processes
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery
  • Experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server Agile or Scrum templates
  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task
  • Previous technical experience with the Microsoft technology stack (C#, SQL Server) is desired
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience
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