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Scrum Master in Hartford, CT at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contract to Hire
  • Location:
    Hartford, CT
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Job Description

Our Client is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic scrum master. The primary responsibility of this role is to be a servant leader and coach for up to two Scrum teams. This person will help educate the team in Lean-Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), ensuring that the Scrum/SAFe process is being followed. They also help remove roadbloks, and foster an environment for high-performing teams, continuous flow, and continuous improvement.

Expected Responsibilities:
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of retribution, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
  • Use servant leadership to help self-organized teams mature and achieve a sustainable pace of work.
  • Coach the Product Owner(s), Development Team(s), Technology and Business Leaders on Scrum/SAFe values, principles and best practices.
  • Minimize outside interactions with Scrum team to help reduce distractions and increase the value created by the team.
  • Remove team and department wide impediments.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for 2+ years for an IT development team that is applying the Scrum principles, practices, and theory. Experience in data and/or insurance industry knowledge is a plus
  • Proficient and varied knowledge of Agile techniques: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Test-driven Development, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Burn-down Metrics, Velocity etc
  • Strong communication, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Ability to facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and mentoring
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban etc.
  • Experience with SAFe strongly preferred

Keywords: Scrum Master, SAFe, IT development, Project Management, Kanban, Agile, XP

Job ID: 319080

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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