***PM - Scrum Master - PM120817

Location: Cranston, RI
Date Posted: 12-08-2017
Job Title: Scrum Master
Duration: 12 months
Location:Cranston, RI

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.
  • 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
 Required Skills/Experience
  • 3 years of Scrum Master experience for software delivery teams and CSM certification
  • 5 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
 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
Frontier Systems Consulting, Inc is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status
Thank you,
Doreen Daly
Sr. Recruiter
Frontier Systems Consulting, Inc.
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