Scrum Master in Berlin, CT at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    Berlin, CT
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/12/2019

Job Description

Candidate will work as a member of the Information Technology (IT) Program Management Office (PMO) and will be responsible for overseeing the execution of one or multiple scrum teams supporting Digital Customer initiatives within the Agile Customer Portfolio. The Scrum Master will act as a servant leader for the team(s) ensuring delivery of features and stories, aligning with overall business goals.  
  
Project Specific Role: 
The Scrum Master, partnering with the Product Owner, is responsible for providing servant leadership in order to ensure the successful delivery of capabilities by the Scrum team(s) supporting the Digital Customer Agile Release Train.   The Scrum Master's primary focus is as a servant leader facilitating team-level execution, removing impediments, identifying & mitigating risks and dependencies, and driving continuous improvement.   This is a great opportunity to join an organization early in their agile journey, and provide leadership positively influencing the enterprise agile delivery model.  
  
General Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of team delivery including schedule, scope, risks and issues.   In addition, the duties of the SM will include: 
  • Managing and optimizing the flow of value through the team(s). 
  • Responsible for team metric reporting. 
  • Facilitate planning and planning readiness. 
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and story estimation by teams.  
  • Track the execution of features and stories; Escalate and track impediments. 
  • Provide thought leadership and expertise across the team and with internal and external team partners in achieving their commitments through issue, risk and dependency management.  
  • Ensure that dependencies outside the Team are understood and proactively managed.  Ensure that risks and issues between teams and with the rest of the organization are understood and managed against expectations. 
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks. 
  • Facilitate sprint reviews / demos. 
  • Coach leaders, teams, and other Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.  Encourage collaboration between teams. 
  • Help lead the team to identify and implement continuous process improvements.  Identify and pursue opportunities to improve Team execution; recommend enhancements related to new and/or existing workflows. 
  • Ensure communications, collaboration and coordination across teams, business partners, other areas of IT. 
  • Assist in the development of and aligning to the PMO Agile methodology and standards. 
MUST HAVE Skills:  
  • Proven work experience as a Program/Project Manager (5+ years) and as a Scrum Master (5+ years).  
  • 3 years of Scrum Master experience 
  • Be an excellent team player. 
  • Experience facilitating Agile, Scrum, Kanban, or XP teams to deliver solutions. 
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills with ability to present to executive management. 
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills.  
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, set direction, and influence those not under direct line of management. 
  • High energy, and strong detail orientation who will demonstrate high caliber communication, leadership and people skills; strong organizational skills. 
  • The ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization from administrative and technical staff to executive Steering Committees. 
Nice to Have Skills: 
  • Experience implementing consumer-facing digital capabilities and cloud platform technology 
  • Experience with IT Supplier onshore/offshore model and working with SaaS providers. 
  • SAFe SPC or RTE certification 
  • Scrum Alliance CSM, A-CSM 
  • Experience with Systems Thinking 
  • Experience with Microsoft VSTS Azure DevOps 
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred

Keywords: Scrum Master, Azure, DevOps, CSM, SAFe, SaaS, Scrum, Agile

Job ID: 320216

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 http://www.eliassen.com.

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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