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REMOTE - Senior Scrum Master

Company: Analysts
Location: Aurora
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Scrum Master Aurora, CO (remote) 1+ Year Contract Overview: we are looking for a contract SM position for our BOSS project. Remote possible, 1-year with additional 1 or 2 years after that. The Senior Scrum Master ensures the success of business outcomes and priorities. Supports multiple scrum teams and acts as a buffer between the scrum teams and their product owner to ensure the goals of the sprint are effectively executed and accomplished. Champions the value that their scrum teams add to the business and advocates for processes that encourages cross functional collaboration. In addition, will act as the agile coach for the program, to ensure industry best practices are enforced and maintained. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with Agile process questions, clearing blockers, reinforcing transparency, and encouraging self-organization
  • Facilitate the identification of relevant metrics and define the measurement system
  • Cultivates an Agile mindset in problem solving and applying system thinking to uncover bottlenecks
  • Encourages engagement between teams and stakeholders
  • Ensures that the project risks and blockers are escalated and highlighted appropriately
  • Empowers managers to partner with business stakeholders and make more strategic decisions
  • Ensures the team understands agile methodology values, principles, and practices to plan, manage, and deliver solutions.
  • Scheduling and facilitating scrum ceremonies, meetings, and decision-making processes.
  • Monitors scrum team progress and performance to encourage team improvements.
  • Assisting the Program Manager with preparing and presenting status reports to stakeholders
  • Maintains Platform-wide awareness and focus to assist with resource allocation and ensuring collaboration
  • Contributing to and where required Leading Scrum of Scrums in addition to facilitating their own individual scrum teams
  • Able to write effective user stories on behalf of the team and the Product Owner/Manager
  • Where necessary can act as a delegate to the product owner to accept user stories
  • Ensures the team is maintaining a regular burndown of stories acceptance during the sprints
  • Has an extremely solid understanding of the tool JIRA for tracking and reporting and is able to build and distribute dashboards and reports from within the toolBasic Qualifications
    • 7+ years of relevant experience with significant experience using agile principles.
    • CSM, CPO, and/or PMP (or related) qualifications not required but are an added bonus.Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience coaching teams in agile principles and practices at scale
      • Excellent relationship building and collaboration skills
      • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
      • Facilitation skills, including ability to facilitate decision-making and broker agreements amongst diverse, differing, and/or conflicting perspectives/priorities
      • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision in an ever-changing environment
      • Experience partnering with business executives and senior leaders
      • Experience effectively leading through influence in a matrixed environment
      • Excellent interpersonal skills, including those related to conflict resolution
      • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience.
      • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Teams, Word and Excel), and applicable business software applications.
      • Knowledge of the Atlassian suite
      • Work is expected to be remote for the course of this engagement with occasional requests for in-office and in-person meetings (likely once a month or less)

Keywords: Analysts, Aurora , REMOTE - Senior Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Aurora, Colorado

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