Scrum Master 9/3/2016

Major Life Insurance Co. New York, NY

Company
Major Life Insurance Co.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29411459
AJE Ref #
576087566
Location
New York, NY
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB ID:STFCONS00084844

JOB TITLE:Scrum Master

POSTED FOR:Major Life Insurance Co.

CONTRACT DURATION: 12 months ++ (OPEN ENDED)

PAY RATE RANGE:W2/HOURLY:

$81.56 to $88.65 per Hour 1099: $97.46 to $105.93 per Hour

LOCATION:New York, New York 10004

Minimum Requirements:

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

- UndergraduateDegree

- First level Scrum Master Certification (CSM, PSM I)

- 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 servant 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)

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE (ANY OF THESE IS A PLUS)

- Master's or secondary degree

-Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)

- PMP a plus

- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

- Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc

- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

- Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

- Experience applying 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)

- Previous experience as a team lead

- Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Applicant must meet ALL of these requirements.
Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

- Doing everything possible to ensure project success

- Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers

- Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self organization

- 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 and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

- Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

- Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example