Job Description :
VDart We are a Global Information Technology Services & Workforce Solutions firm headquartered out of Atlanta, GA with presence in US, Canada, MX, UK, Belgium, Japan & India. Founded in 2007, Our team of over 2550+ professionals continually create impact for our customers worldwide in solving complex technology challenges with cutting edge technologies. We specialize in providing the Fortune 1000 companies, niche hard to find skills in technologies including Social, Mobile, Big Data Analytics, Data Sciences, Cyber Security, IoT, Cloud, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. With delivery centers in the UK, Mexico, Canada, and India, we provide global workforce solutions to our customers covering EMEA, APAC & Americas. VDart is an award-winning organization recognized by Inc 5000 Hall of Fame; Atlanta Business Chronicle*s Fastest Growing Companies; NMSDC*s National Supplier of the Year; Ernst & Young*s Regional Entrepreneur of the Year and more. Senior Scrum Master Location: Plano, TX Duration: 12+ Months Essential Duties: Understands Agile values and principles and can guide and coach teams, and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices Guide and coach delivery teams to self-organize and achieve objectives, without assigning or dictating the work. Provide support to the Product Owner and Development Team, and lead by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolved. Work with Product Owner and Development Team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are 'sprint ready' Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and information radiation. Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to story grooming and maintaining the product backlog Proactively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project data Arrange daily stand-ups, facilitate story grooming, coordinate sprint demos, planning and retrospectives Experience & Qualification: 5-10 years of Scrum Master experience for software delivery teams and PSM certification 5-10 years of experience in a functional role associated with an information technology system development lifecycle (e.g. Project Management, Analysis, Design, Development, Quality Assurance, etc Good skills and knowledge of facilitation techniques, servant leadership, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency Experience with Agile PLM tools like JIRA, Rally, VersionOne, etc. Understands backlog tracking, Scrum and Kanban based metrics, task definition, story splitting. Excellent communication and mentoring skills Experience in sprint & release planning, running demos and retrospectives Demonstrate sound judgment and strong reasoning skills as well as good analytical and problem-solving abilities Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus): Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (diverse team sizes, organizations, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc) Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self study, etc. Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team Key Skills: Scrum, Jira, Confluence, Kanban, TDD, BDD, Rally, VersionOne, FDD Referral Program: Ask our recruiting team about how you can be a part of our referral program. If you refer a candidate with the desired qualifications and your candidate accepts the role, you can earn a generous referral fee. We want to hire the best talent available and are committed to building great teams and partnerships. We are Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. VDart Inc Alpharetta, GA Follow us on Twitter for the hottest positions: @VDart_Jobs Follow us on Twitter: @vdartinc