Job Description :
Job Description

Responsibilities:
· Organize and facilitate SCRUM ceremonies: daily standups, Sprint Planning/Grooming, Sprint Reviews/Demos, and Retrospectives
· Maintain JIRA and other information radiators for the teams
· Mentor and coach team members on core Agile values, principles, practices, and processes
· Enable team to become self-organizing and self-managing to achieve its goals
· Work with the Product Management team to develop release plans and ensure product backlogs are well-groomed, prioritized and visible to all stakeholders
· Motivate teams to perform and ensure team members are collectively responsible for all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc
· Identify, address, and communicate project risks, dependencies, and team impediments
· Ensure the team’s “definition of done” is well defined on the story, sprint, and release levels
· Facilitate productivity through discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
· Shield the team from external interferences
· Assist with internal and external communication, and improving transparency
· Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised with an emphasis on problem solving
· Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team
· Coach a continuous improvement mindset and recommend adjustments to established delivery practices
· Participate in Scrum of Scrum meetings to ensure cross-team collaboration and coordination of release plans and integration of testing activities
· Establish and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders, including customers

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
· Bachelor’ degree plus 8 years’ experience
· First level Scrum Master certification (CSM and/or PMI-ACP)
· Experience managing projects following Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and SAFe
· Experience managing multi-system projects and self-organized, cross-functional project teams in a matrixed environment
· Familiar with Agile values, principles, processes, and methods such as iterative and incremental development, continuous integration, test-driven development (TDD), unit testing, code refactoring, pair programming, and Scrum ceremonies
· Experience working with customers in gathering requirements, modeling use cases, writing user stories and documenting business processes
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be effective at communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences
· Moderate knowledge of the JIRA tracking tool
Energetic, goal oriented, proactive, innovative, hardworking, and patient

Preferred:
· PMP certification and Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner)
· 3-5 years agile team facilitation experience (e.g. Scrum Master, Agile Facilitator etc
· 1-2 years program coaching/mentoring (2-3 portfolios, 5-10 teams)
· Agile coaching certification (ICAgile ACC, CSC etc. or equivalent)
· SAFe 4.5 certification - preferably SPC
· Familiarity with other tracking tools such as HEAT, TFS, and ClearQuest
· Experience on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc
· Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups and self-study
· Some knowledge of development environments, platforms, and technologies including .NET (C, Visual Studio, JavaScript/JQuery, CSS, HTML, XML, and SQL.
· Well versed in a variety of agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Lean at a minimum)
· Experience providing program, portfolio and team level process, mentoring and coaching to senior leadership, portfolio managers and teams
· Experience providing training, to include Just In Time (JIT) training, to support new projects and team formations
· Experience with ad-hoc coaching and mentoring techniques
· Experience with service desk/help desk approaches in an emerging agile environment