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SCRUM Master/Project Manager

  • Location: Atlanta, GA, 30309
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Title: SCRUM Master/Project Manager
Type: Contract - 6 months
Location: Atlanta, GA

Our client, an independent investment management company, is seeking a SCRUM Master/Project Manager.
  • As a Scrum Master you will support one or more teams contributing to strategic solution delivery.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the teams are high performing with respect to Agile/SCRUM guidelines and best practices that align to Team of Teams at scale.
  • You will also be called upon to be an active contributor to driving adoption and continuous improvement of Agile across the organization.  
Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Guides and coaches the squad on how to effectively apply Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to our customers.
  • Coaches the squad in self-organization, cross-functional skillset, domain knowledge and communicates effectively, both internally and externally working within the Scrum team.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with squad, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision making in support of cross functional, multi-tiered initiatives.
  • Contributes to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the organization.
  • Facilitates and supports all squad events (e.g., Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective)
  • Manage each project’s scope and timeline Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration.
  • Act as point of contact for external communications (e.g. from customers or stakeholders)
  • Work with product owners to prioritize backlogs and new requests
  • Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles that occur
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Guide development teams to higher scrum maturity
  • Shield team from external influences not relevant to current sprint work  
Work Experience:
  • Experience in a scrum master role and should have strong project management skills
  • Familiarity with Software Development
  • Scrum Master Certification a plus
  • Experience working with globally distributed teams
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment where production releases occur in 2-4-week durations
  • Ability to interpret burn down charts, SCRUM & Kanban boards to know the teams progress
  • Ability to identify RISKS or ISSUES during the sprint and help team in resolution of issues which impede progress.
  • Good exposure on sizing techniques used in agile process viz. Story Points
  • Exposure using Agile Project Management tools such as JIRA  
Knowledge/ Abilities:  
  • Familiar with a wide array of Agile methodologies and frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, LeSS, etc.)
  • Experience motivating and mentoring staff and team members to change how they envisage and deliver their work
  • Able to show success with improving team dynamics by helping them to autonomously and holistically identify and prioritize improvements and obstacles and to carry out improvement actions.
  • Able to show experience in helping unlock potential and fulfil talent, using active listening, effective questioning, empathy and communication
  • Familiar with Agile tools that support continuous predictable flow
  • Experience interacting with business project sponsor, business subject matter experts and other key stakeholders for large organizational projects  
  • Able to influence and build relationships at all levels of staff
  • Able to assess and coach improvement of agile maturity for individuals and teams
  • The ability to multi-task on various projects/efforts and support items
  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving and analytical skills