Scrum Master 9/3/2016

Confidential Company Naperville, IL

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28167992
AJE Ref #
576086800
Location
Naperville, IL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The primary role as a Firmware Scrum Master will be to support embedded software for safety & security products. You will have the opportunity to be involved in all stages of the development lifecycle, from initial concept generation through to final delivery and support.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
* Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
* Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
* Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
* Building a trusting environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis problem solving.
* Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
* Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and sharing information
* Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

* Requirededucation level - BS or BA in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, ElectricalEngineering
* Requiredsoftware product development experience
* Any other things that you feel are important to your project, company, or team culture

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

* Knowledge of firmware, software development
* Automated Nightly Builds, Units test
* Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
* Good skills and knowledge of leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
* Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

TECHNICAL BACKGROUND -

* BLE, WiFi, Firmware, RTOS, Sensors, Apple HomeKit, iOS, Android

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

* Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
* Knowledge of otherAgile approaches
* Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games, Test Driven Development (TDD)
* Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
* Experienceapplying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
* Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Scrum Master Certification (CSP, PSM II) preferred.