• JN -012020-4114
  • Pennsylvania All, Pennsylvania
  • 2020-01-16

Greetings from Saxon Global Inc.

 

We have an Immediate need for a Scrum Master with working experience with Information Security Identity Access Management. This is a 6+ Months Contract opportunity located in Chesterbrook, PA 19087. Please review the job description below and contact me ASAP if you are interested.

 

Title: Scrum Master II

Location: Chesterbrook PA 19087

Duration: 6+ Months Contract

 

Job Overview:

·        The Scrum Master II provides effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills supporting the agile development process and delivery of our applications.

·        The position also requires experience as a waterfall project manager as they may need to operate in a bi-modal manner (Waterfall and Scrum).

·        As an agile expert (Scrum and Kanban), the Scrum Master will be responsible for enforcing the agile tenants as interpreted by our team, removing impediments and promoting transparency.

·        This position requires committed to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a collaborative culture within our team. You will facilitate daily stand-ups and ensure the integrity of the agile process by capturing velocity and removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release.

·         In this highly visible role, you will have significant interaction with product owners and regular contact with senior management.

·        They should be experienced with the complex projects and Application Development.

·        Information Security Identity Access Management experience a plus.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings

·        Work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross-functional development teams, and Project Managers to support development and software delivery

·        Assist the Product Owner in user story creation/prioritization and product Backlog grooming via emergent requirement elicitation while supporting overall organizational goals

·        Coach team in estimating story points for user stories

·        Track and report Scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity

·        Manage high-level budgeting and time tracking

·        Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary

·        Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Scrum Masters

·        Work with Development managers to manage team capacity Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals

·        Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile/Scrum practices

·        Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often.

·        Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice

·        Adapt approach based on cultural shifts and regulatory requirements

·        Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

·        Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration

 

Experience / Skill Requirements:

·        Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 3+ years Scrum Master experience

·        Prior experience as a project manager with waterfall approach is also required

·        6+ years of information technology experience

·        Strong organizational skills

·        Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures including Scrum and Kanban

·        Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects

·        Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines

·        Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle

·        Demonstrated experience working in and leading teams that leverage Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration processes

·        Demonstrated knowledge of test driven development and virtues of coded unit tests.

·        Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems

·        Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery

·        Experience with relevant business software Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

·        Experience with relevant agile software JIRA (for example, loading stories), confluence Team or Scrum templates

·        Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate

·        Ability to understand and communicate technical issues

·        Highly adaptable to changing environment Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams

·        SM needs to have situational awareness with an understanding of when to listen and when to be assertive.

·        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

·        Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task

·        Previous technical experience is desired bachelor’s degree in business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience

·        Onsite work required for most days. Limited flexibility

 

*** Additional Notes / Preferred ***

·        Previous experience in the field of Information Security is desired

·        Previous experience in the field of Identity and Access Management is strongly desired

·        Project Management experience is desired

·        Experience with infrastructure, networking, and data center projects is desired

·        Experience with the CA PPM Clarity application for project management is desired

·        Strong MS excel spreadsheet skills are desired (Sorts, Sums, Counts)

·        SAFe scrum master certification is desired

·        Flexibility in schedule. Job may typically be 9-5, but 2 hour shift may be needed to accommodate meetings with international team members (starting at 7am)

 


 

Hemant Baidya

Saxon Global Inc.

p: (972.550.9346) ext: 302

d: 972.885.6690

a: 1320 Greenway Drive, Suite #660, Irving, TX

w: www.SaxonGlobal.com e: hemant@saxonglobal.com

 

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