Job Description :
Scrum Master
Location: Atlanta, GA
Contract: 9 + months

MUST HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION!!!!
Leading Fortune 500 client in the Atlanta area is looking to hire a Scrum
Master for a mission critical project. This is a 9+ month plus project with

an opportunity to go longer. As the Scrum Master, you will be responsible
for supporting the Agile Software development and ensure they are executed
at the highest level of quality, resulting in a successful implementation of

features for the client. Candidate will be largely dedicated to a single
client for focus and oversite of Agile teams. Potential opportunity for
Agile training and business development based on level of experience of
candidate.

Required Skills:
Certified Scrum Master.
2 - 3 years serving as Scrum Master in a software development
setting.

2 - 3 years in a consultative role to clients.
5 years of IT Project Management experience.

Experience with system-to-system data integration work and tools
(e.g., ETL

Knowledge of Agile methodology and successful Agile techniques.
Excellent soft skills (written and verbal

Ability to support several projects at once.
Strong team player and in coaching new team members inexperienced
in Agile software development settings.

Preferred Skills:
Using VersionOne for Agile sprint tracking and reporting.
Experience utilizing VersionOne.

Experience leading distributed teams; including the utilization of
offshore teammates.

Presenting and training of Agile basics to client and new team
members.

Major Areas of Accountability:
Quickly understand project objectives and balance against
competing constraints of cost, schedule, scope and quality throughout the
project lifecycle.

Develop realistic delivery timelines in coordination with product
management, scrum team and other stakeholders.

Manage scrum and ticketing activities for multiple scrum teams
following client-level Agile Software Project Management processes.

Work closely with the IT Business and Development Managers and
Project Management to develop and regularly maintain reports and dashboards
for matrix project activities spanning scrum teams.

Collaborate with Product Managers, IT Business and Development
teams to refine, organize, and prioritize requirements in accordance with
corporate strategies and goals.

Work closely with Scrum Teams and managers across organizational
unit boundaries to drive productivity and deliver solutions.

Facilitate daily standups, meetings, working sessions, sprint
planning sessions, and retrospectives.

Facilitate project kick-offs
Manage project Risks, Actions, Issues and Defects through tracking
tools (JIRA preferred)

Must be proactive, have excellent communication skills, work well
in a matrix organization, and adapt well to change in a fast-paced
environment.

Client -specific information
Strong preference for candidates who have a technical background especially
in backend data movement/integration work.

Client is looking for Scrum Masters who are willing to take on some Project
Management tasks, at least initially as the teams get more educated and
adapted to Agile techniques.

As a Certified Scrum Master the qualified candidate will be using the Agile
methodology and lead the Scrum Teams to facilitate and demonstrate value-add
principles to the team. One of the key skillsets is to be a servant leader

and ensure that Agile / Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to and be
the voice of reason and authority to make strong decisions to move the teams
forward.