Scrum Master in Charlotte, North Carolina at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 7/27/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.

THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING:

  • Fortune 100 Financial Services Company
  • 100-year history of dedication to customer satisfaction, success and growth
  • Tremendous growth and new business strategy leading to the need for new talent
  • Significant investments in cutting-edge technology

WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:

  • Culture: Excellent work environment that fosters collaboration
  • Growth: Ability to make an impact on the direction of the organization
  • Opportunity: Gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge technology
  • Stability: Recent financial performance of the company has reported record profits

WHERE THE POSITION IS LOCATED:

  • Charlotte, NC

WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT:

  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile.
  • Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values
  • Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to self-organize
  • Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming) and managing the product backlog, release planning and sprint planning.

THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS:

  • First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM )
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
  • The ability to distinguish between what "is Scrum" what is "not Scrum"
  • Experience in running Release Trains as part of a Scalable Agile Framework(SAFe) Program.
  • Experienced in using Jira to run individual Release Trains, AgileCraft a plus.
  • Experience with training on the run for team members that are new to Agile and require help across people, process and tools.Microsite Office Suite, JIRA, SharePoint, Teradata/Oracle DB, Clarity

Preferred Skills:

  • Second or Third level Scrum Master certification (PSM II, PSM III, CSP, CTC)
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least four years for a software development team.
  • Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in at least one Agile approach other than Scrum: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • Prior development experience, design experience with MVC, Service Architectures and/or B.S. in Computer Science a plus
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Kanban, Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
  • Previous experience as a collaborative leader
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Experience in a Financial Services Enterprise transitioning from Waterfall to Agile