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Scrum Master

  • Location: San Francisco, 94111
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 months ago

Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!

Position: Scrum Master
Location: San Francisco, CA 94111
Term: 5 Months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Review Sprint Plans/ Project plans to plan and coordinate project activity
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems
  • Work collaboratively with development team, Technical lead and management to determine technical direction and priority of staff for the supporting systems. Create, manage and track project vehicles, including, but not limited to:
    • Sprint schedules
    • Detailed project plans
    • Project scope statements
    • Resource plans
    • Risk and issues logs
  • Status reports
  • Continuous improvement of Sprint release processes to maximize team performance
  • Daily Scrum, Retrospectives and release planning meeting with other teams as needed in regards to project deliverables including managing expectations, presenting and interfacing with sponsors
  • Make decisions and communicate trade-offs and risks; drive key decisions across projects or open defects/enhancements
  • Make recommendations to management about schedules, prioritization and resource allocation with input from team members
  • Manage resource planning and organizational capacity planning
  • Mentor project team members on Software Development processes and best Agile practices
  • Flexibility to engage with team in non-regular hours
  • Be a role model servant-leader to bring value to the Teams with process and tools

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • MBA or other related advanced degree preferred.
  • 5-6 years’ experience required (2 years as Project Manager and 3 years as Scrum Master)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading IT projects
  • 3+ years Scrum Master experience (Quality of experience is more important than quantity)
  • Experience in Private Wealth Management/Banking
  • Ability to handle a HIGH PRESSURE environment
  • MUST be able to work onsite in downtown San Francisco
  • Must be an excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management.
  • Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring.
  • Must encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes
  • Must be able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation.
  • Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution.
  • Must understand Agile metrics and reporting techniques
  • Must work effectively in a dynamic development environment with matrix reporting structure
  • Must be able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments.
  • Ability to influence others including those in senior management
  • Strong written and verbal skills, comfortable presenting to large and small groups
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for Agile/Scrum
  • Expert knowledge in Jira management software
  • Experience as a Scrum Master for big financial company/Banking
  • Any coding/development experience is a plus
  • Certifications (CSM, PMP)
  • Experience with Salesforce implementations

About our client:
Founded in 1985, our client and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. Join a team that continues to make significant investments in its digital solutions, including upgrading our consumer-facing technology.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

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