Scrum Master: I (Junior)

Charlotte, NC

Onsite  -  IT - Project / Program / Change Management  -  Contract  -  Job ID: 24-01670

Title: Scrum Master 
Location: Hybrid, Leawood, KS
Duration: 6 month contract with potential to extend
Compensation: $48-52 per hour
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the U.S.
 
The Scrum Master will work within dedicated Agile squads to ensure that the squad has an environment, tools, practices, etc. that allow them to function effectively as a team to deliver value at the end of each sprint. The Scrum Master key missions will be to:
• Help the squad to apply the Scrum framework
• Plan deliverables and help teams to continuously improve
• Resolve issues that hinder the teams' work
 
Key duties and responsibilities
The SCRUM Master will be responsible for providing transparency into the Agile squads' processes, progress and performance, as well as facilitation and organization of scrum ceremonies, communication within squads and with stakeholders, while safeguarding squads' members psychological safety.
 
This role will take on the Scrum Master accountability while being supported by Agile coaching to support you in this critical endeavor (notably through the Agile Center of Excellence) with dedicated resources to animate necessary training and change management.
 
Your activities and tasks will be to:
• Animate and facilitate
o Facilitate and lead the whole Agile process for your dedicated squad
o Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning meetings, sprint review meetings, and sprint retrospective meetings.
o Anticipate and remove any impediments that may be hindering the progress of the squad
o Work closely with Product and Solution Owners to ensure that the products' backlog is efficiently maintained and prioritized
 
• Coach and train
o Coach squads' members in their adoption of Agile practices, while encouraging members to continuously improve and strive for excellence
o Ensure the right level of adoption of Agile principles and practices across dedicated squads (e.g., collective responsibility, autonomy, the right level of coordination of both Product and Solution Owners)
o Coach other stakeholders on Scrum framework and Agile mindset
 
• Share information
o Contribute to the Scrum Master community to share knowledge and expertise
 
Required experience & competencies
• At least 3 years of experience as an Agile Scrum Master, with significant and proven experience facilitating the delivery of complex projects
• Strong cross-functional background (as opposed to being an expert in one area) and have seen a variety of different business situations and challenges during their career
 
Hard skills
• Hands-on individual with a doer mentality
• Sound knowledge of (re)insurance business
• Strong experience of business & IT agile ways of working
• While no specific tech-oriented hard skill is necessary for the role, an understanding of technology and data landscape and how it can help the transformation is crucial
• Proficiency with Azure DevOps, …
 
Soft skills
• Result and problem-solving oriented
• Energy, drive and desire to work in a "multi-projects” approach and a multi-cultural environment
• Ability to create highly engaged and motivated teams through outstanding facilitation skills
• Ability to influence senior stakeholders, credibility and confidence working at senior levels in the organization
• Willing to take initiative
• Interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
• Team spirit and wish to collaborate with various stakeholders within SCOR IT
• Leadership and assertiveness
 
Required Education
• Scrum Master / Agile Coaching / Certfied Scrum Master (CSM) / Professional Scrum Master (PSM) / SAFe certifications
• Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as computer science, information technology, computer engineering or another closely related discipline
 
Key duties and responsibilities
 
• Act as Scrum Master for 1 to 2 low to medium complexity teams.
• Display mastery of the Scrum Master role of Education by educating team members and stakeholders about the Scrum Roles, Artefacts and Ceremonies.
• Teach Agile practices and values to the team. Help team members and stakeholders understand and see the value of Scrum.
• Organize/facilitate meetings, discussions, and decision making.
• Teach the team about Agile concepts such as continuous improvement and self-organization; support empowerment of the team.
• Facilitate Team Ceremonies – stand up; inception; sprint planning; backlog refinement; team demos.
• Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
• Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
• Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
• Gather & analyze data & metrics on team performance to aid retrospectives & continuous improvement.
• Educate the Product Owner on techniques for effective Product Backlog management; Help the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items.
• Participate in all controls compliance and auditing needed by the team.
• Adhere to all Information Security policies and best practices, including security awareness training and other information protection initiatives.
• Other duties as assigned.
 
Required experience
 
• 1+ years' experience serving in the Scrum Master role for a team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
• Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
• Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
• Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques.
• Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team.
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
• Strong mentoring, verbal and written communication skills.
• Highly motivated, self-directed worker capable of developing detailed tasks from abstract assignments.
• Regular attendance and an availability to work additional hours to meet challenging deadlines are minimum requirements of this role.
 
Required Education
 
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
 
About INSPYR Solutions

As a leading technology solutions company, we connect top IT talent with clients to provide innovative business solutions through our IT Staffing, Professional Services, and Infrastructure Solutions divisions. There are four elements that set us apart and serve as pillars of our company philosophy: Quality, Expertise, People, and Relationships. By always striving for excellence in these areas and focusing on the human aspect of our business, we work seamlessly together with our talent and clients to match the right solutions to the right opportunities. Learn more about us at inspyrsolutions.com.
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