Sr. Scrum Master (CSM)

Herdon, Virginia 20170

Post Date: 05/07/2018 Job ID: 29052 Industry: Information Technology

Kavaliro has an immediate need for a Sr. Scrum Master to support one or more delivery teams within the fast-paced application development environment.

Help  build high performing teams, build shippable product, and responsible for leading Agile project coordination to support various upstream and downstream teams. Serves as the servant leader for the team to ensure clear communication and organization of the team, along with maintaining the production backlog and release plan and facilitating the core scrum ceremonies.

  • Work within the core delivery team empowered/tasked with design, development, modification, and implementation of computer applications, and building high performing delivery teams. Serve as Scrum Master for 1-2 scrum teams
  • Utilize project coordination expertise and tools such as Rally and MS-Project to support upstream and downstream teams throughout SDLC.
  • Engage stakeholders, contributors and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitations.
  • Facilitate the discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work on multiple platforms to achieve desired functionality.
  • Serve as knowledge source within project teams as assigned.
  • Communicate committed stories for the upcoming sprint to backlog owners and stakeholders
  • Represent the team daily at the Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting to report impediments for escalation.
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies for the team (S1, Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo).
  • Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner. Act as a conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting.
  • Track and produce key metrics (e.g., burndown, burnup)

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
  • Scrum Master Certification (CSM) required.
  • Proven hands-on Scrum Master and Project Management experience (knowledge of SDLC, SAFe, Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scrum)
  • Technical background & Project Management experience is preferred
  • Experience leading Agile teams with varying nuances (i.e. start-up team, distributed resources, etc.)
  • Experience leading Agile/Scrum teams configuring COTS solutions
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong team leadership experience
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