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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Applied on October 27, 2020
Job Id #43309 Posted September 15, 2020

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  • The Scrum Master will facilitate execution without coercion, assigning, or dictating work and will remove impediments, or assist the team in doing so, to
    allow the team to achieve their sprint and/or PI objectives.
  • They will work to establish a trusting and safe team environment where problems can be
    addressed without blame or judgment with a focus on problem solving, and will foster a "learn by doing" environment.
  • They act as a servant leader, lead by example, and always protect the team.
  • In this role, one will be responsible for leading the agile transformation at the team level and for the successful execution of one or more teams to support the delivery of strategic technology products.
  • This role will provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the team(s) to encourage adoption of agile principles and practices,
    avoiding anti-patterns, and will empower the team to become self-directed and self-managing.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • This is for the CareData Platform project. We are building a large data warehouse and this role would support two scrum teams.

Ideal Background:

  • Healthcare is great but honestly more interested in experienced scrum masters. We can teach the healthcare part. I personally prefer folks that don’t jump around.

Top Requirements:

  • Servant leader, Team Oriented and Communication.

Team and Team size:

  • Two teams – each with about 4 to 7 developers and 1 product owner.

Top Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Scrum Master for one or more Agile teams within a Release Train/Value Stream
  • Establish team level cadence and drive team level ceremonies (e.g. sprint planning, team backlog refinements, team retrospectives, etc.) in
  • alignment with Program level cadences established
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the team to encourage adoption of good agile practices
  • Be a change agent and foster a “learn by doing” environment
  • Encourage and facilitate cross-team coordination and collaboration
  • Own and remove impediments for the team(s) and escalate as appropriate
  • Facilitate management of the scrum team’s dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or other scrum teams
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on team-level progress and quality
  • Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice forums
  • Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams
  • Track and manage project execution in accordance with company's solution delivery and financial management practices
  • Manage Agile team financials (actual spend, forecast, and periodic updates to business and financial stakeholders)

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of IT experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Coach, and/or Systems/Business Analyst.
  • 1+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
  • 1+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects
  • Experience acting as a Scrum Master for multiple distributed scrum teams
  • Experience leading agile/scrum adoption at the team level
  • Experience with Agile Management tools (e.g. Agile Central, JIRA, VersionOne)
  • Experience artfully applying multiple software development frameworks (e.g. waterfall, iterative, agile) to enable more efficiently delivering software
  • Understanding of the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
  • Understanding of fundamentals of DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Accept Test Drive Development (ATDD)
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken form
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Industry Certification(s): Agile Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry Certification(s): Agile / Scrum, SAFe, Lean Methodology, and/or Project Management
  • Lean Methodology Certification(s)
  • Healthcare experience
  • Experience practically implementing or executing within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Kanban experience
  • Ability to lead and influence large matrix teams both on and off-shore
  • Experience with DevOps (Acceptance Test Driven Development , Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Successful in obtaining results in a large corporate (Fortune 200), heavily matrixed environment
  • Participation in industry Agile communities of practice


  • Assertive: Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls
  • Attitude of empowerment: Must be able to lead team(s) to self-organization
  • Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and build trust among partners
  • Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example
  • Communicative and social: Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from Scrum team members to release train leadership
  • Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the team level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Continual improvement: Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
  • Enthusiastic: Must be impassioned and high-energy
  • Facilitation: Must be able to lead by example and demonstrate value-add principles to scrum team(s)
  • Flexible: Ability to shift to the role or tasks needed for each situational transformation. Ability to “get the job done” regardless of role definition
  • Quick learner: Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the scrum teams
  • Servant Leader: Must be able to garner respect from team and stakeholders and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Situational Awareness: Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise, put corrective actions in place and/or elevate them to management
  • System Thinker: Must be able to analyze the entire software development environment and operating culture and bring practical solutions to improve and navigate both
  • Team-oriented: Must be a team player who protects the scrum tea

Nice to have:

  • Any agile coaching experience.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? Likely 2
    b. Video vs. phone? Video
    c. How technical will the interviews be? Not very technical

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