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Scrum Master

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Jun 24, 2019

New York City

Permanent

Agent: Tara T.

Job #: 149142

Job Description

Do YOU love to solve business problems through technology and will rise to challenges?

Vitamin T has partnered with a client that is looking for a Scrum Master to help support the team on their understanding of Agile and deliver a product. It is the Scrum Master’s role to teach the team agile practices, facilitate Scrum ceremonies, remove impediments and shield them from external distractions. Scrum Master brings the Product Owner and the team together and helps them understand each other. This individual is also a personal coach for team members and an innovator who constantly seek continuous improvement and builds high performing teams. 

Responsibilities:

  • Build and coach high performing teams 
  • Look for ways to strengthen teams understanding of Agile / Scrum concepts and principles 
  • Ensure teams actions are aligned with the project goals / vision 
  • Ensure Scrum practices are used and improved within and across teams 
  • Bring transparency to Business and IT organization about development and grow trust 
  • Identify trade-offs between short and long term benefits to drive shared vision between the team and product owner 
  • Foster a continuous learning environment helping teams to inspect & adapt 

Education 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (3-5 years professional experience) of delivering of developing software 
  • Degree specialization in engineering, information systems or related field is a plus 
  • Optionally, certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) or Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience with Agile and Scrum 
  • Knowledgeable about various Agile methodologies and experienced in coaching Scrum and Kanban teams. 
  • Interested in hands-on building a high performing team (e.g., removing impediments, writing backlogs, facilitating planning, orchestrating demos, tracking velocity) vs. only coaching 
  • Experience introducing agile to new product teams (design + development); not just transforming Waterfall into Agile 
  • Knowledgeable about various Agile methodologies; Experienced in especially SCRUM and KANBAN 
  • Fluency in scrum fundamentals

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