Agile Scrum Master

Company: SkillStorm Commercial Services LLC

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Job Description

SkillStorm is seeking an Agile Scrum Master for one of our clients in Pennington, NJ.

Job Description: 
The scrum master will partner with the product managers/product owners, help the scrum teams deliver on the sprint goals by removing impediments and escalate issues to the management when needed. The scrum master will be responsible for facilitating the team level agile ceremonies including retrospectives to ensure continuous improvement from sprint to sprint. The scrum master should have sufficient technical proficiency to collaborate with subject matter experts and follow the technical discussion. 

Required Skills: 

  • Experience with agile methodologies, routines and tools 
  • Experience practicing scrum methodology in software delivery 
  • Support and able to coach 2-3 high performing teams  
  • Responsible for facilitating team level agile ceremonies 
  • Remove impediments to keep the teams focus on sprint goals 
  • Responsible to clearly defined responsibilities and accountabilities for key project roles
  • Ability to coach and mentor all roles in a scrum team 
  • Rigorously manages scope to ensure agreed/approved/appropriate value is delivered and commitments are achieved within time, cost, and quality parameters 
  • Communicate risks and rewards associated with decisions and actions to stakeholders in business-oriented terms and ensure all controls are in place to sustain risk mitigation. 
  • Defines and tracks key milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan 
  • Validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures 
  • Represents the project in various project governance and inter-department forums 
  • Responsible for learning/using the client program project reporting tools to track project status and progress updates and project deliverables 
  • Proficiency with at least one Agile Lifecycle Management tool (e.g. Rally/JIRA)
  • Strong independent leadership skills with the ability to lead a large team with minimal oversight including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent verbal and communications skills. Provide clear, concise direction to the broader team while delivering comprehensive status to senior executives, project champions and Portfolio Delivery Leads 
  • Desired Skills: 

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) 
  • Project Management experience, preferably managing technology projects, Information Security or technology background and experience using client project methodology and tools
  • Job Requirements