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Company : Optghar
Req/job Title : Scrum Master
Job Ref No : 4907
Post Date : 07/18/2018
Country : USA
Job State/Province : New York
Job City : NYC
Experience :
OtherSkill : Scrum Master, Jira,
Subject : Scrum Master for NYC (F2F Required)
Description :

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Location: Philly Downtown

Long Term Contract

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We are looking for talented, passionate people. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing high volume and highly available services, strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a dynamic fast paced environment.



·         Serves as scrum master for two or more development teams

·         Ensures clear communication and organization of all development team objectives

·         Identifies and removes impediments to development teams

·         Protects teams from both internal and external distractions

·         Supports and educates the Product Owner on scrum best practices, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog

·         Works with stakeholders to ensure user stories are fully vetted and include all necessary requirements and acceptance criteria

·         Grooms user stories with cross-functional development team on a regular basis

·         Holds regular sprint reviews to demonstrate finished work to stakeholders and celebrate team achievements

·         Supports a culture of continuous process improvement through sprint retrospectives and metrics analysis

·         Works with PMO to report sprint status to engineering leadership

·         Encourages adoption of a truly Agile mindset, including ownership, self-organization and empowerment

·         Coaches/mentors scrum masters on career growth

·         Participates in scrum master hiring process

·         Partners with other scrum masters to ensure cross-team coordination on engineering goals

·         Works with Senior Manager, Engineering Process to drive Agile Scrum principles, values, behaviors and methodologies throughout the organization



·         Scrum Master certification (CSP/PSM) strongly preferred

·         Knowledge of other agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

·         Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team: Jira, Confluence, Slack

·         Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, =TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing

·         Experience applying a wide variety of 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.)

·         Understands the fundamentals of iterative development

·         Understands the fundamentals of software development processes and procedures

·         Understands the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team

·         Understands backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition

·         Embodies the values of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, continual improvement, empowerment, and transparency

·         Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

·         Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment

·         Collaborative, customer-focused and able to create visible value

·         Good presentation skills with the ability to communicate with a broad set of constituencies, both technical and non-technical



·         Bachelors degree from an accredited university with a concentration in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, IT, or Telecommunications