Scrum Master

BizTek People, Inc. - Beaverton, OR4.8

29 days agoContractEstimated: $96,000 - $120,000 a year
Skills

BizTek People, Inc. is a premier business technology consulting firm effectively and efficiently integrating business, technology, and people. We operate on holistic principles which focus on equally valuing our clients, consultants and community. We have been named as one of Portland’s fastest growing companies by the Portland Business Journal for the last three years in a row! One of our clients, located in Beaverton, Oregon has an immediate opening for a Scrum Master! This client requires that candidates have either US Citizenship or a valid Green Card. This is an 12-month contract opportunity offering a competitive pay rate, challenging projects, and the opportunity to work for one of Oregon’s top employers.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 and sprint reviews
  • 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

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 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

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • Scrum: 2 years (Required)
  • Kanban: 2 years (Preferred)

Location:

  • Beaverton, OR (Required)

License:

  • Scrum Master (Required)