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Scrum Master

Thousand Oaks, CA

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

• Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira and Confluence
• Familiarity with City Planning platforms like Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, MuleSoft, Databricks, etc.
• Skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, and conflict resolution


Description:

100% Remote
• Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira and Confluence
• Familiarity with City Planning platforms like Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, MuleSoft, Databricks, etc.
• Skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, and conflict resolution

Responsibilities:
• Prioritize and lead large and small projects using Agile methodologies, including Scrum Master responsibilities.
• Lead the team through user-story creation, backlog grooming, story estimation, Sprint execution, Sprint retrospectives, and all other aspects of running an Agile project.
• Coordinate and facilitate scrum team ceremonies including daily stand-ups, backlog grooming sessions, sprint planning and retrospectives.
• Provide mentoring on scrum methodology processes to ensure the team continues to evolve into a self-managing high performing team
• Accountable for the health of the team and drive for continuous improvement
• Helps the team break down requests into manageable stories and facilitates discussions on assigning story points
• Report and monitor progress of team activity during sprints to ensure sprint goals and objectives are met
• Lead, resolve or call out impediments as raised by individual team members and track team velocity
• Represent the team during scrum meetings to ensure minimal distraction from outside influences while monitoring progress of external dependencies
• Partner with product owners to align expectations with effort required from engineers across all user stories in each sprint
• Where appropriate, participate in discussions and provide technical mentorship or facilitates and raises discussion to relevant technology teams
• Schedule and facilitate product release planning activities including, where appropriate, approvals and communications
• Maintain sprint documentation, monitoring and reporting within the approved platform such as Jira?

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Qualifications:
• Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira and Confluence
• Familiarity with City Planning platforms like Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, MuleSoft, Databricks, etc.
• Skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, and conflict resolution
• Proficiency in leading teams developing IS solutions using Agile/Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
• Experience conducting backlog grooming, burndown metrics, velocity, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, and scrum meetings.
• Experience working with end-users to write and prioritize requirements represented as user-stories.
• Experience preparing project reviews and providing executive-level project summaries.
• Good technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Good project management, meeting facilitation, negotiation, planning, and organizational change management skills
• Able to manage activities across multiple projects simultaneously
• Results oriented with strong consistency to meeting delivery timelines
• Great teammate who can collaborate and provide leadership through influence to achieve the required results
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to set the context and present on complex subjects in clear and concise manner
• High learning agility, innovation, and problem-solving skills
• Ability to master new technologies and processes with minimal support?

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"
 

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