Scrum Master Omaha, NE Contract to hire or direct hire

Omaha, NE

Posted: 10/08/2019 Category: Management Application Link:
Location/City: NE - Omaha
Job Type: Permanent
Category: Management

Scrum Master
Omaha, NE

Contract to hire or direct hire - candidates must be eligible to work in the US on a W2 basis without sponsorship or visa transfer

Terrific opportunity to be part of a transformative, state-of-the-art enterprise technology environment. Please apply with CSS to explore a fit for this fast-moving, rich opportunity!

Core Responsibilities:
* Plans and facilitates all scrum ceremonies and activities including: backlog preparation, sprint planning, release planning, retrospectives, sprint reviews/ demonstrations and daily stand-ups
* Supports the Agile transformation by assisting with agile training, coaching and promoting accountability and transparency across all levels of the organization
* Displays scrum board and burndown chart at every scrum/ daily standup to ensure that the team stays focused on meeting sprint commitments
* Displays a servant leadership demeanor and ensures the team works at a sustainable pace that is productive and accountable for meeting sprint commitments
* Works with the product owner and team to ensure story and task estimates and scrum boards are kept up to date
* Helps the team learn to identify dependencies, skill/knowledge gaps, and other obstacles in their work
* Works with teams to identify, assign, and manage risk, dependency & issue mitigation action items
* Assists with quarterly planning including the preparation of release plans including scope, schedule/milestones, and effort as well as creating and updating project dependency charts
* Works with product owners, agile teams, and stakeholders to ensure the product and sprint backlogs are prioritized and that transparency is maintained
* Coordinates with other scrum masters and agile teams, as necessary
* Helps define Agile Center of Excellence processes

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
* Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information systems, or business administration and/or equivalent formal training or work experience
* Self-directed, self-motivated and a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning; ability to take ownership of work and demonstrate initiative is critical
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment with minimal direction and guidance
* Desire for continuous improvement both personally, professionally, and as a valued member of the team
* Strong organizational skills and a willingness to adapt to different tools or processes as the situation requires, and to suggest improvements or alternatives when warranted
* 5 or more years of experience serving as a scrum master for an agile delivery team; prior experience as scrum master, project manager, technical manager or supervisor is required
* First level Scrum Master Certification (CSM, PSM I, SSM) required
* Knowledge of scrum methodologies and Agile practices
* Must have solid understanding of Agile methods, Lean thinking, and Scrum methodology.
* Proficient understanding of all software lifecycle development disciplines - Project Management, Requirements Management, Analysis & Design, Quality Assurance & Testing, Implementation, Deployment, Configuration & Change Management
* Able to guide the team and organization effectively on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
* Able to effectively coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable; assist in removing barriers for the team
* Experience with JIRA and Confluence
* Excellent interpersonal skills including organizational, team building, and issue resolution; works effectively with colleagues at all levels
* Good listener and open to different points of view; flexible and adaptable
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient presentation and facilitation skills
* Strong experience working with business end users and stakeholders at all levels in the organization
* Knowledge of industry standard software best practices, development lifecycle processes and methodologies
* Assertive and able to get the job done effectively and efficiently
* Able to be a successful Change Agent and a Servant Leader

* Experience with SAFe

Additional Information:
* Start Date: ASAP
* Assignment Length: Contract to hire or Direct hire - candidates must be eligible to work in the US on a W2 basis without sponsorship or visa transfer

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