Sr Scrum Master in Atlanta, GA at HUNTER Technical Resources

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

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Job Description

Sr Scrum Master


The Senior Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving and innovating agile practices, and guiding teams to more predictable delivery. As a servant-leader, the Senior Scrum Master plays a key role in Agile planning, facilitating the Agile process, supporting teams, removing impediments, providing team coaching and guidance, and working with other scrum masters to improve our agile practice.

  • Facilitate daily stand-ups, sprint planning, grooming, demo, retrospectives, and other related team and intra-team meetings
  • Participate in sprint demonstrations and scrum of scrums
  • Foster team collaboration and timely communication
  • Encourage an experimental and fail-fast mindset
  • Maintain and generate information radars for the teams
  • Collect and share team metrics with team, suggest new metrics, and drive improvement using metrics
  • Prepare for and facilitate quarterly, release, and sprint planning with the product owner and the team
  • Drive stories to Ready state in preparation for the next quarter and upcoming sprints
  • Work with the team and Product Owner/Manager to maintain a healthy backlog and plan upcoming releases
  • Able to limit ego and the " desire to control"
  • Remove impediments to the team’ s ability to perform by working closely with the team and stakeholders, including product owners/managers, management, other teams, and the support organization
  • Communicate the status of progress and impediments to internal and external stakeholders
  • Facilitate cross-team coordination, tracking and following up with external dependencies
  • Act as a buffer between external distractions and the team helping the team to keep focus. Protect the team and minimize disruptions.
  • Coordinate with the release manager on environment setups & maintenance, code deployments, and production releases
  • Builds high-performing teams by helping the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Build trust among team members.
  • Works with team to create and update team working agreement, definition of ready, and definition of done
  • Encourages brain-storming and creative thinking. Encourages team to be confident and courageous, thinking outside the box.
  • Coaches the team on agile and scrum principles with a goal of continuous improvement. Able to observe team dynamics, recognize strengths and weaknesses of individual team member' s contributions, and coach them to improve.
  • Create a fun sharing and learning environment, experimenting with various ideas to improve delivery including pair-programming and cross-functional training
  • Promote teamwork to achieve sprint goals
  • Lead the teams towards agile maturity. Participate in scaling agile throughout the organization

Experience (Minimum):
  • Experience applying scrum and growing teams as a fulltime Scrum Master for 5 years or more•
  • Experience as a Scrum Master at an organization that is committed to using agile as a core  methodology to deliver business value
  • Experience affecting change in organizations working towards agile adoption
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar agile project management certification (PMI-ACP)
  • Experience in any part of the software development life cycle is a plus - as developer, tester,  analyst, product manager, project/program manager, etc.
  • Experience with applying test automation, test-driven development, continuous integration,  and continuous deployment to achieve built-in quality by the teams
  • Experience using agile project management tools
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Manages time extremely well, can quickly sense when an issue needs to be discussed or  triaged
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical

  • Bachelor’ s Degree and at least 5+ years of experience leading Scrum teams in an Agile software development environment
  • Development or testing background is a plus
  • SAFe experience is a plus