Job Description :

Position : SAFe Agile Scrum Master

Location : Lancing- MI

Duration: Contract

Job Description:
SAFe Agile Scrum Master:
•             Experience working within SAFe- Must Have
•             Organizational Skills- Must Have
•             Strong Communication skills- Must Have
•             Ability to mentor team members on agile/SAFe best practices- Must Have
•             Leads one or more agile teams as the scrum master and team member.
•             Employs best practices for agile/scrum methodology, while operating within the department’s overall SDLC Framework.
•             Works collaboratively with the product managers and team members to give input and support to the strategic direction of the initiative.
•             Motivates and supports team members and ensures they have the tools and knowledge to do their jobs and that all blocking issues are resolved quickly.
•             Creates self-organizing agile teams and facilitates the delegation of tasks and responsibilities to appropriate team members.
•             Acts as moderator for sprint planning, daily standups, sprint demos, and refactoring/reflection sessions.
•             In partnership with the Product manager & Product Owner ensure a robust, prioritized backlog is available.
•             Supports Product Manager in understanding and communicating team effectiveness and performance.
•             Communicates team status to all internal stakeholders and continuously refines/improves metrics by working with the team.
•             Coordinates cross team dependencies with other Scrum Masters and participate in Agile Community of Practice (CoP).
•             Escalates issues that require executive attention.
•             Discovers opportunities to support organizational initiatives and develops strategies and programs to promote initiatives.
•             Participates in the development of programs as a strategic partner that supports the company plan as directed by leadership.
•             Provides planning, project coordination, and management for the development of organizational initiatives, while concurrently facilitating efficient operations to meet current and future business needs within the organization.
•             Responsible for balancing workload to optimize the effectiveness of project development and management.
•             Performs analysis to determine root cause of challenges and provides solutions for improved operational and process performance.
•             Clear understanding of one of the agile frameworks and key best practices (Disciplined Agile, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban etc.).
•             Strong analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
•             Must demonstrate leadership ability to effectively interact with all levels of management.
•             Stakeholder Management, Negotiation and Communication skills.
•             Understanding of the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
•             Ability to help manage scrum team backlog and priorities using agile based tools (ServiceNow, Jira, Rally/Central Agile, Version1, etc.).
•             Excellent communication, facilitation and mentoring skills.
•             Ability to effectively present budgetary and/or cost information, and respond to questions as appropriate.
•             Demonstrable conflict resolution skills.
•             Demonstrable risk management and mitigation skills.
•             Knowledge of tools used to assist with scrum team planning (ServiceNow, Jira, Agile Manager, Version1, etc.).
•             Ability to be flexible as projects are often non-routine and require re-prioritizing of workload.
•             Ability to maintain confidentiality.
•             Ability to perform other assignments as required by senior management.
•             Knowledge of workers compensations industry preferred.

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