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Your Role and Responsibilities
We are looking for a Scrum Master to coordinate and coach our ERP upgrade program software development team to deliver multiple local applications related integration design and development.
Put simply, you'll be our go-to person for applying scrum to produce high-quality work. Scrum Master duties include managing timelines, resolving problems and coaching team members on Agile methodologies.
Ultimately, you'll help create self-organizing teams that are flexible and fully productive during sprints.
Scrum Master experience and skills
You should have excellent knowledge of the scrum framework, with all its artifacts and techniques. You'll also need the ability to coordinate people and projects (occasionally facilitating changes) with your mind set on deliverables. If you're a strong communicator, a capable leader and you're invested in Agile frameworks, we'd like to meet you.
Manage each local applications' scope and timeline
Coordinate sprints, retrospective meetings and daily stand-ups
Coach team members in Agile frameworks
Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration
Be the point of contact for external communications (e.g. from customers or stakeholders)
Work with product owners to handle backlogs and new requests
Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles that occur
Help teams implement changes effectively
Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
Guide development teams to higher scrum maturity
Help build a productive environment where team members 'own' the product and enjoy working on it
Breaks down barriers and shields the team from impediments that hinder progress against sprints and Program Increments.
Works within and across teams to prioritize, plan, and execute work.
Protect team from external interruption during iterations as much as possible.
Manages and tracks team velocity, financials, and other KPIs.
Assigns resources to activities and monitors delivery metrics.
Manages and escalates risks, issues, and changes tied to delivery.
Applies judgment and discretion on when to escalate issues versus working through them with the team.
Ensures deliverables are high quality, clearly documented, and compliant.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
5+ years' experience in a scrum master role for a large corporation
Familiarity with software development
Familiarity with Agile tools (such as, JIRA, Mural or Miro, MS-Office)
Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks (Crystal, XP etc.)
Excellent communication and servant leadership skills
Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability
Outstanding organizational skills
Degree in Computer Science, Business or similar field
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Scrum master certification
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