Scrum Master in Durham, NC at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 7/7/2019

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Job Description

As a Scrum Master, you’ll be a part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional Scrum team with one of our clients. You’ll advise and lead the squads on Agile values, practices and processes to ensure that the squad is fully functional, productive, and focused on the sprint goal.

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

The Expertise We’re Looking For:
  • Strong understanding of and experience with Agile practices, processes, and artifacts
  • Practical and related experiences in leading squads
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), at minimum
As a Scrum Master, you will work directly in a squad or team to advise and oversee performance against agile values, practices and processes. Working with the squad leader (or product owner), you will support the work of the squad by maintaining the backlog and facilitating agile ceremonies like stand ups, sprint planning and retrospectives. You will monitor team performance through the squad’s dashboard and help identify continuous improvement opportunities to help the team work better and smarter.

The Skills You Bring:

  • Your ability to influence behavior without having organizational hierarchy
  • Your strong change management skills
  • Your ability to brainstorm with the team on solutions to address challenges and roadblocks
  • Your excellent communication and people-interaction skills
  • Your organized and disciplined nature
  • Your continuous improvement mindset
The Value You Deliver:
  • Encouraging Agile behaviors, reinforcing practices, norms, ceremonies, and supporting the overall Squad performance and effectiveness
  • Identifying team improvement opportunities and looking externally for best practices to support continuous improvement
  • Managing and coordinating logistics for Agile ceremonies and practices, e.g., backlog maintenance, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and retrospectives
  • Ensuring all work is tracked in the backlog and properly balanced across team members
  • Maintaining and updating the Squad's process metrics and artifacts to ensure accurate and transparent communications to stakeholders
  • Driving a collaborative and supportive team culture through team building and engagement practices

Keywords: Scrum Master, Scrum, Agile, Agile Ceremonies

Job ID: 318940

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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