Job Description :
The Senior Scrum Master will act as a servant leader as part of an Agile team to deliver high value software solutions that contribute to the success of our technology initiatives in a Scaled Agile environment. He/she will keep the teams focused, remove

The Senior Scrum Master will act as a servant leader as part of an Agile team to deliver high value software solutions that contribute to the success of our technology initiatives in a Scaled Agile environment. He/she will keep the teams focused, remove obstacles, manage cross-team dependencies, resolve daily conflicts, and provide coaching and mentoring as needed. Partnering with key technical, business and support stakeholders, the Senior Scrum Master will act as a team facilitator, constantly challenging old norms while keeping the team focused on the goals of iteration and speed-to-market. He/she will facilitate and coordinate all Agile ceremonies and track/report on the progress of the team as they plan and execute against their backlog, and ensure the team is being as productive and efficient as possible.


Roles and Responsibilities
1. Coach, mentor and guide the team towards better process health by empowering the team to become self-organized and adhere to Agile best practices and principles
2. Facilitate all Sprint Ceremonies, including Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Reviews & Retrospectives
3. Work with the Product Owner to ensure the health of the Sprint Backlog, and encourage the team take ownership of quality and timely delivery
4. Establish and maintain close, collaborative working relationships with all Agile team members and stakeholders to build trust and ensure accountability
5. Resolve conflicts as they arise, and remove all blockers and impediments by actively addressing issues so the team can remain focused on achieving their Sprint goals
6. Manage external dependencies and escalations, facilitate decision-making by engaging the appropriate stakeholders, and ensure the timely resolution of all team-level risks
7. Facilitate transparency by providing regular updates to all stakeholders regarding team progress, release readiness, ongoing risks and escalations using the appropriate communication channels
8. Analyze Sprint Metrics and Retrospective feedback to drive continuous improvement
9. Train and onboard new resources as needed, and ensure program and process health

Required/Desired Skills





Skill
Required /Desired
Amount
of Experience


Experience working in the field of Information Technology as a Business Analyst, Product Manager or Program/Project Manager
Required
7
Years


Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC)
Required
5
Years


Experience as a Scrum Master/Agile Practitioner with a practical, working knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe and other Lean-Agile Frameworks
Required
3
Years


1-3 years of experience using Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools such as JIRA, Rally (Agile Central) or VersionOne
Required
1
Years


1-3 years of experience coaching, mentoring, motivating and empowering the team with a goal to drive optimum performance, efficiency and productivit
Required
1
Years