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Sr Scrum Master
Rochester, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on July 25, 2021
Job Id #48785 Posted July 1, 2021


 

 

 

Essential Duties:

– Strongly serving and supporting the Product Manager and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers

– Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile.

– Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers

– Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to get the most out of self-organization

– Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks

– Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

– Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

– Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

– Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

– Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

– Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

– Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog.

- Supporting the scaling of Scrum and Agile across many teams and product families

 

Required Skills/Experience

– Minimum First level Scrum Master certification (CSM)

– Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least three years for a Scrum Team

– Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

– Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

– The ability to distinguish between what “is Scrum” what is “not Scrum”

 

Preferred Skills/Experience

– Second or Third level Scrum Master certification (A-CSM, CSP- SM, CTC)

– Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least four years for a Scrum team.

– Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)

– Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Nexus, LeSS, SAFe, Crystal, FDD, etc

– Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

– Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

– Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs,etc)

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In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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