Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Synergis

Atlanta, GA

Contract

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TITLE: Scrum Master

ASSIGNMENT: Contract

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA : Naperville, IL : Birmingham, AL(currently remote, potential hybrid)

DURATION: 6+months (potential to extend)

CLIENT: Fortune 200 client within the Utility/Power Sector

 

Synergis is looking for an experienced Scrum Master, who is skilled in Agile delivery leveraging Scrum, Kanban, and other Agile practices for our utility client. Scrum Masters in this organization are servant leaders who can effectively collaborate, facilitate, and influence in a matrixed team environment.

 

A successful Scrum Master must adeptly navigate complex organizations and be flexible in working with teams that have various levels of Agile maturity. The Scrum Master will work with an Agile Coach and the Agile Delivery Enablement Lead to provide direction towards maturing and optimizing Agile execution within teams. This role will interact closely with Technology and Business stakeholders to educate and ensure business outcomes are achieved.

 

Scrum Master Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Product Owner to provide work direction to one or more Agile teams, including backlog management and grooming
  • Teach the Scrum framework to Technology and Business teams and tailor to the organization as needed
  • Organize and facilitate sprint planning sessions, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Track and communicate sprint/release progress via information radiators and team metrics
  • Remove and/or escalate team roadblocks
  • Coordinate release schedules, which may involve dependencies across other Agile and Waterfall teams
  • Guide Agile teams to leverage an Agile mindset and fine-tune frameworks to increase maturity level
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within teams

 

Scrum Master Required Skills:

  • Bachelor?s degree in related field
  • 7+ years of overall experience in technology delivery
  • 5+ years in a Scrum Master role, managing multiple teams
  • Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM, PMI-ACP, SAFe, etc.)
  • Superior communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  • Agile mindset with expert knowledge of Agile practices (Scrum ceremonies, information radiators, continuous improvement techniques, Kanban, XP, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Scrum success patterns, common challenges, and techniques to course correct when issues arise
  • Flexibility to work with Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts, team sizes, organizations, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.
  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle and Release Management
  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management concepts, including the ability to manage budgets, create resource plans and forecasts, prepare schedules, identify risks, and prepare mitigation plans
  • Experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
  • Experience influencing and managing project teams without formal direct reporting relationships
  • Experience building relationships with senior leaders, team members, and customers to execute on a common vision and strategy
  • Ability to be a champion for continuous improvement within Technology and Business teams
  • Experience with managing backlogs and sprints via an Agile Lifecycle Management tool (JIRA, VersionOne, Rally, etc.)
  • High-level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Project, and SharePoint

 

Scrum Master Preferred Skills:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Experience in scaled Agile programs (SAFe, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of technical engineering best practices (Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, DevOps, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of best practices in Organization Change Management
  • Previous experience in Utility industry

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About Synergis

Our digital world has accelerated the need for businesses to build IT ecosystems that enable growth and innovation along with enhancing the Total experience (TX). Synergis partners with our clients at the intersection of talent and transformation to scale their balanced teams of tech, digital and creative professionals.

Synergis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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