Job Description :
Must Have:
1. 5y ears as Scrum Master Implemented Scrum – Resume must show how they: implemented Agile, building out teams, implement process
2. Do not want a hybrid Project Manager / Scrum Master

Day to Day Responsibilities of this Position and Description of Project:

Scrum Master

As a ScrumMaster, you will lead and drive Agile projects across IT and product management teams. This work will drive increased innovation and quality. For the Service Delivery Request Portfolio as they are moving to Agile adoption. These tend to be smaller projects. Sprints are 2 weeks mostly. Teams are 6-10 in size –Developers /QA/ Product Owner/ BA/ Shared Service like IT. Projects usually under 1000 hours of work. Will be managing multiple request at a time.

This individual will establish, implement and maintain process improvement methodology, practices, standards, templates and tools. Also responsible for ensuring that process improvement professional development and training curriculum is aligned with company process improvement methodology.

This individual must be able to on-board quickly and determine the state of their team and lead them from the inception through deployment phases

Candidate must be able to establish goals and a create plans for their scrum teams and help drive the team towards achieving those goals as a servant leader. The individual will work daily with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Onshore/Offshore development and QA teams and business and IT stakeholders

Responsibilities Include:
5-7+ years prior experience as an Agile Program Manager or Scrum Master in an Agile/Scrum development environment, including hands-on experience as a servant leader, facilitation of Agile ceremonies and a user of JIRA
Strong program/project management skills, as demonstrated through experience leading and managing complex, large-scale, cross-organizational, multi-stakeholder projects with a successful track record of delivery.
Solid understanding of the Software/Project Management Lifecycle (SDLC/PMLC) and program and project management techniques, methodologies and best practices.
Demonstrated experience facilitating Scrum of Scrum for cross functional teams across multiple platforms
Responsible for managing dependencies between our team, release management teams, third party development & QA and other scrum teams.
Strong verbal communication, presentation, collaboration and teamwork skills with demonstrated ability to gain trust, secure buy-in and influence change at all levels.
Highly effective facilitation skills in both small and large-group settings.
A highly collaborative, energetic team player with demonstrated ability to be flexible, diplomatic, persistent, and energetic.
Comfortable with ambiguity, open to change, working in a fast-paced and fluid environment.
Ability to navigate and be successful in both a “start-up” culture within a large organization and established, larger company environment.
Works on extremely complex projects (or multiple projects) spanning across business areas where analysis requires evaluation of intangible variance factors.
Able to impact beyond area of responsibility.
Consults and makes recommendations to senior management on significant issues.
Ability to interact with all levels including senior management and influence decision-making.
Proven ability to determine key business issues, develop effective action plans and implement to successful conclusion.
Ability to operate at a strategic business level and

Education/Requirements:

Generally requires Master''s degree or equivalent experience.
5-7+ years of direct experience working with Agile Methods, especially facilitation of the scrum process as a servant leader
5-10+ years of IT Project Management experience.
Direct experience working with technology and tools used to support Agile practices - experience with JIRA a plus.
Experience working with both onshore and offshore distributed teams
Work with cross functional teams. Work independently. Part with Stakeholders to work out backlog of work.
Experience in software development projects using and Jenkins or other continuous integration tools
Familiarity with project life cycle models or phase gate approaches
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CPO) or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certifications are preferred.
Internal/External Groups with which the Candidate will interface with:
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL
Will this candidate interface with IT and business teams? If so, which ones?
YES, BOTH IT & BUSINESS
How does this project impact the line of business or BSC as a whole?
MOVING THE SERVCE REQUESTS PORTFOLIO TO AGILE ADOPTION
Required Skills (top 3 to 5/ non-negotiables):
What you like to see on resumes? (nice to have)
1.
5-7+ years of direct experience working with Agile Methods, especially facilitation of the scrum process as a servant leader
1.
Process background
2.
Solid understanding of the Software/Project Management Lifecycle (SDLC/PMLC) and program and project management techniques, methodologies and best practices.
2.
Budgeting and Finance Management
3.
HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE AND COMFORTABLE WITH AMBIGUITY
3.
SOW/Contract negotiations
4.
Ability to navigate complex organizational structures and work with distributed teams
4.
Release process experience
5.
Jira experience and PlanView or similar tool
5.
Self-starter
Disqualifiers or Dislikes on Resumes:
If they are not a true Scrum Master – no PM/Scrum Masters
Education Requirement:
Masters degree preferred;
Required Testing:

Software Skills Required:
Tools and technologies that support Agile methodology
Required Certifications:
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CPO) or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certifications are preferred.