Job Description

Sr. Scrum Master - Boston, MA

The Scrum Master is responsible for facilitating the creation and adoption of high visibility services developed natively in AWS using Agile methods in a fast-paced environment across multiple business divisions. He/She will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience with Agile principles and practices to fit large, complex, customer facing product development projects, and will provide the right balance of agility and predictability while encouraging a sustainable pace along with high levels of quality for the team. 

Key Skills: 

  • Project Planning and Management – Facilitate the definition of project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; facilitate project status and working meetings; provide appropriate information radiators; identify and remove impediments for the team; and coordinate release communication with Enterprise IT 
  • Team Building & Facilitation – Promote empowerment of the team and assist in team development; leverage organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; coach team members; facilitate team retrospectives and actions coming out of retrospectives; ensure that each team member is fully engaged and making a meaning contribution 
  • Process Management and Improvement – Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management 
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models, as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices with the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment 
  • Ability to successfully implement software or web development projects using Agile methodologies Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least seven team members, including developers, UX resources, and QA personnel.
  • Experience with remote and/or offshore teams is ideal 
  • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and the ability to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues 
  • Balanced business/technical background 

Duties of the Scrum Master: 

  • Facilitate his/her team for better creativity and tries to improve the efficiency of the development team 
  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology 
  • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team 
  • Arrange daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process 
  • Helps product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint 
  • Responsible for conducting retrospective meetings 
  • Organize and facilitate the sprint planning meeting 
  • Acts as safeguard for his/her team 
  • The Scrum master is a servant first, who serves his team members before considering about him/herself 

Requirements: 

  • BA/BS 
  • 5yrs + Scrum Master experience in any well-known software development environment 
  • JIRA/Confluence experience

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