Job Description :
Position: Certified Scrum Master
Location: Chicago, IL
Interview: Phone then f2f

Needed USC and GC only.

Job Description:

Certified Scrum Master with experience in leading software development activities using Scrum Methods. Automation of Client’s SSIs will also allow Client to be more competitive as customers are now seeking this service.

The Scrum Master facilitates the planning, tracking and other day-to-day activities for an Agile project delivery team. This role requires solid practical experience and techniques, as well as theoretical knowledge. The Scrum Master collaborates intensively with their team members across both Business and Technology disciplines providing mentoring and coaching around Agile principles and practices. In addition, he/she acts as a servant leader and aids with the resolution of blocking challenges.

MAJOR DUTIES:
1. Advanced interpersonal skills – able to establish strong working relationships and promote bi-directional communication within and across teams.
2. Able to organize, moderate and demonstrate value-add principles and practices to the teams.
3. Strong leadership and organizational skills with excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, project management, and individual and team building skills.
4. Experience with developing and executing plans, meeting deadlines, coordinating timelines and efforts and operating under tight time constraints.
5. Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
6. Able to effectively facilitate discussions and suggest alternative approaches.
7. Be transparent and provide visibility to Business and Technology.
8. Develop and grow trust across the project team(s), Business and Technology.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
Intermediate to advanced understanding of basic software development methodologies and fundamentals (Agile, SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Waterfall, etc.
Experience with developing, testing and deploying software utilizing a rapid, iterative delivery method.
Understanding of all facets of the software development life cycle including: planning, requirements management, development, quality assurance, change management and release management.
Exposure or awareness of continuous integration and test-driven development practices, test automation and tools.
Experience with Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools (JIRA, Rally, VersionOne