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Scrum Master

Wellesley, Massachusetts Eagle Investment Systems

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

Facilitate all scrum ceremonies:
Sprint Planning: help the team commit to a sprint goal with your product owner and decompose all stories and defect work into tasks with owners and estimates.
Daily Standup: help the team report to each other on their progress every day and uncover issues that may be slowing them down. Resolve those issues immediately.
Sprint Review: help the team review their sprint’s work with each other and the business and update the product backlog with any new things learned by the team and the business over the course of the sprint.
Team Retrospective: help the team inspect its work practices and team culture and to identify incremental improvements that will help them be more successful.
Backlog Grooming: help the team and product owner keep the product backlog relevant and prioritized, making sure acceptance criteria are agreed upon and stories are ready for sizing. Help the team size their stories for planning and forecasting purposes.
Track the team’s progress (burn down, velocity, and release forecast) and present reports for project and management teams using a standard set of tools. Make visible any project risks to the team and to management.
Ensure productivity by fostering team communication, empowerment, and accountability. Help the team manage and resolve conflicts.
Work with other Scrum Masters to prepare for and facilitate quarterly cross-team planning sessions.
Apply the agile principles of transparency, teamwork, risk management, and communication to manage key infrastructure projects that may not fall under traditional agile management processes.
Manage the vendor relationship with our partners and ensure their work aligns with the goals of our agile development teams, including budget oversight and management.
Manage budgets for each of your projects

Qualifications:
Scrum Master Certification with 10+ Scrum Master experience.
4+ years of software experience, preferably in a Lead role
In-depth knowledge of agile and when to deploy Kanban, Scrum as well as of agile excellence topics such as unit testing, sprint testing, code reviews
Skilled Scrum Master with experience in Jira.
Knowledge of distributed systems technologies such as Unix, Java, Oracle
Leadership qualities that enable the ability to influence and negotiate.
Highly adaptable to changing environment and priorities.
Must have exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse and a geographically dispersed teams.
Ability to coach teams to reach their highest potential.
Must be collaborative in driving decisions and able to deal with multiple projects and deadlines.
Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task.
Product Owner or Agile Coach experience can be substituted for Scrum Master experience

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