Job Description :
Need a strong Scrum Master in the NY/NJ area for CVS. Remote until they go back in the office. Estimated for Sept. Contract to hire contract could last 6-12 months +. Minimum 6 months. Job Description/Details: Develop agile based SDLC for new software development organization creating necessary standards, tools and best practices in a clearly document form. Participate and support initial development pilots during the initial phases of the product. Organize and facilitate product planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meeting Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress Maintain process documentation Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs. Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice Support the development managers and product leads as necessary Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution Empower the teams to self-organize Improve the productivity of the teams in any way possible Ensure the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially shippable Participate in the organization and planning of the development schedule based on methodology that has been developed to create a cohesive plan with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the agreed product plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters Adapting product plans, schedules, and assignments as required throughout pilot products to respond to emerging requirements and risks. Core Experience Required: Excellent team player and team builder Ability to work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types Ability to understand technical issues at a high level Ability to guide/coach team members in their Agile journey Excellent prioritization/risk/issue/conflict management skills CSM or equivalent certification

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