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Scrum Master

Employer
Kforce Technology
Location
Beaverton, Oregon
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Other
Specialty
Science and Technology Studies
Organization Type
Business
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RESPONSIBILITIES:
Kforce has a client that is seeking a Scrum Master in Beaverton, OR. Key Tasks:
  • Scrum Master will support the self-organizing, self-managing team to achieve its daily and iteration objectives
  • Support the teams focus on delivery of high-quality stories on a predictable, sustainable cadence
  • Facilitate the teams assessing and planning for risk
  • Ensure agreed upon Agile methodology principles and practices are understood and enacted
  • As a Scrum Master, you will coach Agile team in self-organization and cross-functionality and promote Agile mindset
  • Provide visibility to impediments to the Agile Team's progress that the team cannot remove themselves
  • Facilitate the team's relationship with outside stakeholders
  • Facilitate conversations between Product Owner and team in regard to rebalancing and reprioritizing work within a sprint
  • Ensure Product Owner has backlog prioritized for each iteration
  • Scrum Masters protect the team from interruptions and distractions to clear a path for throughput
  • Facilitate ceremonies/team meetings and ensure time-boxed events stay within their allotted time
  • Continuously learn new approaches to facilitation, Agile best practices and how to improve team dynamics
  • Foster a positive environment for the Agile team to continually improve and learn
  • Scrum Masters drive cross Capability coordination and scheduling with other Scrum Masters
  • Coordinate with other Scrum Masters, the System Team, and Shared Resources during ART/Cross-train PI Planning and Release Planning Meetings to remove issues and raise risks, as appropriate
  • Track and utilize agreed upon metrics to drive meaningful conversations and improvement opportunities


Job Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelors' degree in Business, Psychology, Anthropology, or Organizational Development with 2 years of additional relevant professional experience accepted in lieu of a degree
  • 3-5 years of hands-on Scrum Master/Coach experience in advanced, large-scale Agile setting
  • Deep understanding of Agile development frameworks, specifically SAFe, Scrum and Kanban
  • Demonstrated understanding of technology systems and the Technology ecosystem
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business needs
  • Proven ability to pull together individuals of varying technical and business abilities with different goals and facilitate productive discussion and action
  • Strong written and verbal communication, conflict resolution, and servant leadership skills
  • Demonstrated understanding and reinforcement of the value of Agile mindset and the required iteration events
  • Excellent facilitation skills and techniques
  • Certified Scrum Master and other Scrum certification desired
  • SAFe certification preferred
  • Experience working with Jira or similar tool, building summary views, using agile planning boards, setting up dashboards preferred
With a commitment to innovation, this client employs some of the world's top engineers and designers! It was ranked as one of the 'Happiest Companies to Work For' and awarded an 'Employees' Choice Award 2018 Best Place to Work' by Glassdoor. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. If you would like to make a difference globally and locally, apply now. Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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