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Scrum Master

Farmington Hills, MI 48331

Posted: 02/18/2019 Industry: Analyst, Project Management Job Number: 7640

Scrum Master

Farmington Hills, MI

Direct Hire



Job Functions:
  • Fluent in the agile mindset
  • Facilitate daily stand-ups, sprint planning, grooming, demo, retrospectives, and other related team and intra-team meetings
  • Participate in sprint demonstrations and scrum of scrums  
  • Remove impediments to the team’ s ability to perform by working closely with the team and stakeholders, including product owners/managers, management, other teams, and the support organization
  • Act as a buffer between external distractions and the team helping the team to keep focus. Protect the team and minimize disruptions
  • Drive stories to Ready state in preparation for the next quarter and upcoming sprints
  • Work with the team and Product Owner/Manager to maintain a healthy backlog and plan upcoming releases
  • Foster team collaboration and timely communication
  • Encourage an experimental and fail-fast mindset
  • Build high-performing teams by helping the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth.
  • Work with teams to create and update team working agreement, definition of ready, and definition of done
  • Encourage brain-storming and creative thinking. Encourage the team to be confident and courageous, thinking outside the box.
  • Maintain and generate information radars for the teams  
  • Collect and share metrics with team, suggest new metrics, and drive improvement using metrics
  • Prepare for and facilitate quarterly, release, and sprint planning with the product owner and the team
  • Communicate the status of progress and impediments to internal and external stakeholders
  • Facilitate cross-team coordination, tracking and following up with external dependencies
  • Coordinate with the release manager on environment setups& maintenance, code deployments, and production releases
  • Other duties may be assigned.

The following skills would be a bonus:
  • TDD/BDD experience
  • CI/CD process experience

  • 5+ years of work experience in IT involving continuous process improvement, project management, business requirements and analysis, and/or technical proficiency
  • 3+ years of work related experience in Agile methodologies
  • Experience as a Scrum Master at an organization that is committed to using agile as a core methodology to deliver business value
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar agile project management certification (PMI-ACP)
  • Experience in any part of the software development life cycle is a plus - as developer, tester, analyst, product manager, project/program manager, etc.
  • Knowledge of multiple technology software delivery life cycles
  • Advanced knowledge of business management methodology, change management theory and practices, and process engineering methodologies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, process-focused with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, be willing to take initiative, and comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding environment with many competing responsibilities
  • Maintain safety, security, and privacy standards throughout all areas of responsibility
  • Bachelor’ s Degree and at least 3+ years of experience leading Scrum teams in an Agile software development environment
  • Development or testing background is a plus Education, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations: BA in Computer Science related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of power point, word processor, spreadsheet, other PC applications, ability to adapt to new technology as it becomes available.

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