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Scrum Master II
Woodland Hills, California
Contract Position
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Applied on September 18, 2020
Job Id #43216 Posted September 9, 2020

  • (50%) Acts as a servant leader for one or multiple teams and their stakeholders. Aids the team and Product Owner in efforts to manage and sequence the backlog. Leads less complex teams with work contained with limited external team impact or dependencies. Works generally with internal systems involving few system integration points, requiring occasional support from senior level Scrum Master. Eliminates impediments and resolves issues with frequent support from Release Train Engineer or other resources. Resolves and manages dependencies with frequent guidance from Release Train Engineer or other resources to support team improvement and promotes high performance. Manages team performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow and velocity and identifies SAFe anti-patterns and resolve with frequent support.
  • (30%) Utilizes beginner coaching capabilities to influence the team and help coach on practices and procedures in alignment with internal coaches. With frequent support from RTE guides the team through the decision making process and teach techniques on how to problem solve, improve communication, self-manage and self-organize. With frequent support from RTE Scrum Master, builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised. Helps manages interpersonal conflicts, challenges and opportunities for growth within the team.
  • (10%) Participates, facilitates and manages the outputs of all agile ceremonies including Daily Stand Up meetings , Sprint review, sprint retrospective, sprint planning, backlog refinement sessions, prepare for Program Increment Planning Sessions and participates actively in its execution. Participates in the Scrum Master Sync (if any) and Community of Practice (CoP) Sessions and Agile Release Train Sync Sessions, as well as any other sessions where their team needs to be represented by the Scrum Master.
  • (10%) Demonstrates ongoing desire for knowledge and continuous improvement by pursuing continuous education with regards to everything Agile (e.g. visit user groups, attend conferences, read books, write blogs, etc.). Continuously works with the Scrum Master Community of Practice to ensure standard procedures are in place and ultimately improve the organizations' product delivery capability. Seeks advice and works closely with other Scrum Masters and Release Train Engineers to establish best practices and resolve challenging issues, risks, conflicts, dependencies or impediments. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • SSM (SAFe) certification - required (will accept SPC certification as long as they have extensive Scrum Master experience)
  • 5+ years as a Scrum Master, and Project Management experience preferred
  • Nice to have: enterprise and/or digital marketing experience, technical background 
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents

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