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Agile Scrum Master II

Cambridge, MA

Employment Type: Contract Category: Big Data Job Number: 2678

My client is a Fortune 500 company that is currently listed as one of the top companies to work for as well as one of the largest private companies in the US.  They currently have a long-term contract need for an Agile Scrum Master in Cambridge, MA.  

Responsibilities 

·         Successfully execute projects to agreed schedule, budget and scope using Agile methodologies (Lean, DevOps, Scrum)

·         Exhibits the behaviors of an Agile Leader with an Agile Mindset

·         Challenge the old norms of development in order to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow and velocity

·         Facilitates Agile ceremonies such as the Daily Stand-up, Iteration Planning, System Demos, and Iteration Retrospective

·         Support the Product Owner to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy intra-team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope

·         Focus on ever-improving team dynamics and performance. Helps the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Escalates people problems to management where necessary

·         Communicates with management and outside stakeholders. Helps protect the team from uncontrolled injection of work

·         Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions; addresses resource issues and deviation from Agile practices

·         Applies Lean-Agile practices, such built-in quality, Kanban, continuous integration and continuous deployment

·         Removes impediments so the team can focus on the work at hand and follow Agile practices

·         Work within defined governance processes

·         Manage external contracts and suppliers, where required

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent

·         Experience of managing Agile projects and personal accountability for delivering projects to time and cost

·         Expertise in project management and Agile methodology, tools, techniques and templates

·         Track record of customer focus, based on openness, trust and delivering on promises

·         Experience establishing cloud-enabled platforms on Microsoft Azure, including implementing IaaS and PaaS capabilities focused on data management, storage and analytics

·         Experience employing DevOps techniques, including continuous integration and continuous deployment

·         Demonstrated experience in managing teams

·         10+ years in a corporate IT environment

·         3+ years of experience in Scrum Master, Agile Lead or similar role

·         Certified Scrum Master and/or SAFe-certified

·         Project management certification is preferred (PMI/CAPM or PMP)

 

Email Resumes to angela.riggs@bluestonestaffing.com
scrum, windows, data, azure

Angela Riggs
Manager of Client Services

Angela has over 4 years of experience in the IT staffing industry and over 6 years of recruiting experience. She is a die-hard football fan and professional/college football season is her favorite time of year. She is also a former Iowa State Alumni and has a preference towards the Cyclones when it comes to college sports.
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