Scrum Master

Date posted: 
July 13, 2017
Job Type: 
Contract to Hire
New York, NY
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The Scrum Master is a servant leader that enables a team(s) to drive features forward, while also focusing on dependency management at the team level for 1-3 teams. This individual will jump into existing iterations, recognize the differences in pushing through the sprints in different approaches.

Provides coaching around Agile frameworks and best practices for feature/project delivery, utilizing traditional project management approaches when needed
Facilitates and/or supports Agile framework ceremonies for Agile teams
Responsible for teaching and enforcing the values and principles of Agile, while promoting self-organization and constantly improving our standards of work
Identifies, tracks, and removes impediments for feature/project and team success
Facilitates the creation of a well-defined product backlog
Ensures planning of go-live and deployment activities and facilitate their execution
Assists with resource allocation and effective capacity planning for team to determine what team can take on in any given sprint
Monitors sprint velocity and works with team to determine how they can continue to improve on velocity and recognize additional efficiencies as they mature
Tracks and reports key project metrics, informing stakeholders as appropriate
Manages feature/project delivery with respect to capital budgets
Manages relationships with all invested parties, including (but not limited to): Product, Engineering, Brands/Audiences, and/or other key stakeholders
Arbitrates and resolves conflict within the team
Learns, understands, and actively uses project management & ticket tracking software to effectively manage the team’s backlog and sprint-committed items

5+ years in Agile project management in a well-established, high-performing Agile software development environment with at least some dedicated teams
Advanced knowledge of Scrum and other Agile frameworks and software engineering practices, as well as traditional project management approaches
Ability to understand technologies applicable to assigned product or service area and facilitate resolution of technical needs as they arise
Comfortable leading business and technology in vetting technical options
Superb written and verbal communications, presentation skills, and meeting facilitation skills (including with an executive audience)
Certified Scrum Master and/or PMP certification is strongly desired
Experience with content management systems or platform is required.