Scrum Master III in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 10/23/2019

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 Pharmaceutical Services Company
  • Awarded Top 20 Best Places to work in healthcare
  • Global presence in 50+ countries with $140B in revenue
  • Diversified organization servicing both manufacturers and providers within the industry

WHAT THEY OFFER YOU:

  • Culture: Dynamic organization offering a vibrant culture and opportunity for growth
  • Growth: High visibility role interfacing with key business leaders across organization
  • Opportunity: Work with a name brand company who is a proven leader in their industry
  • Stability: Dedicated leadership with stability and tenure

WHERE THIS POSITION IS LOCATED:

  • Chesterbrook, PA

WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT:

  • The ScrumMaster III provides effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills supporting the agile development process and delivery of our applications. As an agile expert, the ScrumMaster will be responsible for enforcing the agile tenants as interpreted by our team, removing impediments and promoting transparency. This position requires commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a collaborative culture within our team.
  • This role will facilitate daily stand-ups and ensure the integrity of the agile process by capturing velocity and removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release. In this highly visible role, you will have significant interaction with product owners and regular contact with senior management.
  • Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross-functional development teams, and Project Managers to support development and software delivery
  • Assist the Product Owner in user story creation/prioritization and product Backlog grooming via emergent requirement elicitation while supporting overall organizational goals
  • Track and report Scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity
  • Manage high-level budgeting and time tracking Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Scrum Masters
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often, and recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice. This can include adapting approaches based on cultural shifts and regulatory requirements

THE BACKGROUND THAT FITS:

  • Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 4 plus years Scrum Master and information technology experience
  • Must have thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures. Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects
  • Demonstrated experience working in and leading teams that leverage Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration processes
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems. The ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines is imperative
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery

Experience with relevant business software e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Team Foundation Server; experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server Agile or Scrum templates

  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate. Ability to understand and communicate technical issues
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience required.
  • Certification from Scrum/ScrumAlliance/SAFe and experience working in SAFe environment required