Scrum Master (6300)

Evo Solutions - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)4.3


Evo is seeking a Scrum Master for our Beaverton Client. The ideal candidate will bring a broad range of lean and agile experiences working within large-scale organizations with specific knowledge working with digital technologies and processes at scale. This contract opportunity is scheduled to be 1-year.

DUTIES:
Responsible for guiding the development of an agile team into an effective delivery unit with a sustainable cadence
Responsible for ensuring the team's process evolves within organizational guidelines and standards of practice
Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring
Encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes
Excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management
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 be able to facilitate the development process
Uphold and defend, as well as coach and mentor, agile values and principles as expressed in the Agile Manifesto
Skilled at creating a fully transparent development process
Capable of being a scrum master for one to three scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work
Facilitate agile activities and meetings, including sprint planning, retrospectives, sprint reviews, grooming, tasking, estimating, and agile release planning
Assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed
Assist the team with implementing effective agile disciplinary practices
Ensure cross-team coordination
Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal
Maintain relevant metrics that provide organizational visibility and help the team see how they are doing such as feature burndown charts, sprint burndown charts, and velocity trends over time

SKILLS and REQUIREMENTS:
5+ years of relevant IT experience including strong understanding of customer/stakeholder relationships, business analysis, prioritization, estimation and capacity management
Must have a thorough understanding of iterative/incremental software development
Complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum, XP and Kanban
Must have recognized education in agile processes, certifications preferred
Must have been a member of an agile team for at least 2 years
Able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments
Understand and experience with agile metrics and reporting techniques
Experience to explain and promote agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous delivery, TDD, BDD and refactoring preferred
Experience using Jira to track and make visible sprint backlog work flow preferred
Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. and physically be in the U.S.
CORP-to-CORP requests will NOT be entertained.
Relocation assistance will not be available for this position.

Evo is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected factor.