Job Order #1382

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Posted Date: 10/12/2018
Job Category:
Position Title: Scrum Master
Salary Range: 90,000 - 95,000
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Desired Skills:
Description: PCM is currently searching for a Scrum Master for our client in the Mission, KS area. This is an initial 6-month contract for hire role where you will be facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a Lean-Agile mindset, improving practices and guiding them to more predictable delivery. You will play a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases as well as removing impediments.

Job Description Backlog Management Practices
Works with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management
and prioritization practices
Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement
Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams
Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination
Agile Ceremony Facilitation
Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams
Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management
Teaches new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process
Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices
Mentors Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement
Delivery Team Support
Removes impediments to the team’s ability to perform
Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions
Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution
Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team and encourages healthy team dynamics.
Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization
Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems

Advice and Guidance
Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery
Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability
Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements
Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
Working experience in related industry
3 - 5 years of working experience as a Scrum Master
Working experience in one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), or Kanban
Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe
Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional Desired


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