Scrum Master
at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 4/28/2019

Job Description

Immediate need for a Scrum Master for a position in the Insurance Industry. This is 6+ months contract opportunity with long-term potential located in Duluth , GA. Please review the job description below:

                     
Job ID: 17-39458


Key Responsibilities:/Key Requirements and Technology Experience:

 
  • The Scrum Master is a servant leader who helps teams self-organize and deliver via effective Agile practices. The Scrum Master supports and enforces the rules of the Scrum process and other rules the team has agreed upon. The Scrum Master also helps the team coordinate with other teams and communicates status to management as needed.
  • The Scrum Master is charged with scheduling and facilitating all scrum ceremonies, monitoring KPIs, as well as raising and mitigating risks. The Scrum Master monitors the health of the team by managing the implementation of improvements as suggested in team retrospectives and having feedback conversations with all team members on a regular basis.
  • Strong facilitation, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation and written skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent listener and mentor with outstanding interpersonal conflict-resolutions skills, and the ability to work in collaborative environments
  • Comfortable and articulate in challenging change management scenarios, knowing when to insert themselves and when to fade back
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • 2-5 years' experience delivering software using an agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban), preferably in a key delivery role (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Technology Lead, Solution Architect, etc.)
  • Experience creating and facilitating Agile training / workshops
  • Experience working with large, small, remote, and collocated agile teams
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • Experience with common processes and tools that support Agile methodologies (Rally, VersionOne, Jira, etc.)
  • Preferred: Agile certification such as Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Certified or Professional Scrum Trainer (CST, PST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Associate or Professional Certified Coach (Client, PCC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), or SAFE Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)
  • Preferred: Experience in the use of scaling methods such as SAFe, LESS, or industry equivalents
  • Act as a coach and a facilitator for the team
  • Remove team delivery roadblocks
  • Ensure adherence to Agile methods and practices
  • Collaborate with Product Owner to maintain the product backlog
  • Negotiate scope changes with the team
  • Collaborate with team to plan sprints and releases
  • Monitor/balance tasks among the delivery team
  • Track the progress of User Stories throughout sprints and keep the team on track towards their commitments


Our client is a leading Insurance Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply online for immediate consideration.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 4/28/2019

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