Scrum Master

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Position Summary

We are seeking a scrum master who is a high energy, self-motivated, team player who enjoys both technical and creative challenges and has had success in building and motivating dynamic teams within a fast-paced agile environment.

We work with the brightest and most talented people who are passionate about technology and creativity. We have a fun yet challenging work environment and will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to use the most current technologies in a rapidly growing workforce.

 

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Cultivating a culture in which team members feel comfortable voicing questions and concerns as well as contributing ideas that drive team growth.
  • Providing all support to teams using a servant leadership style and leading by example.
  • Working with the team to establish a team vision.
  • Managing expectations and effectively mediating between the team and key stakeholders.
  • Working with the development team to put systems in place that guide team members toward meeting team goals and objectives.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Guiding teams and organisation on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.
  • Guiding teams on how to get the most out of self-organisation.
  • Guiding teams on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
  • Removing impediments or guiding teams to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency and propagating information.

 

Qualifications 

  • B.Sc./B.Eng. or greater in a computing discipline within a software engineering environment.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in fulfilling the Scrum Master role for at least three years 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, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach, particularly User Story Mapping, Product Discovery and various Retrospective formats.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical, business resources, all levels of management and external stakeholders.
  • Strong team player and mentoring skills.
  • Scrum certification.

 

Desirable Qualities 

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Scrum@Scale, etc.
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Agile Games, BDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing.
  • Experience in using Azure DevOps to gather metrics for teams.

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