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Scrum Master

Newark, NJ
Our client is seeking a skilled professional to help implement and execute on aggressive and transformational business outcomes. This role will support teams aligned to our Enterprise Digital Technology and U.S. Businesses. The desired candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and application of Agile methodologies, techniques, and frameworks (i.e., Scrum and Kanban), exceptional facilitation skills, commitment to life-long learning and a mindset of relentless improvement.

Responsibilities:
The Senior Specialist, Scrum Master, working closely with their team and the Release Train Engineer (RTE) will be a servant leader and a coach for Agile teams. Their goal will be to educate the teams on Agile principles and best practices, help them maximize their productivity and self-organize to achieve committed Program Increment objectives.

Day-to-day accountabilities will include: 
  • Demonstrate and encourage an Agile mindset while coaching the team on Agile principles and best practices
  • Plan and facilitate team ceremonies including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint demo, and retrospectives
  • Coach and support the Product Owner to effectively manage the backlog and maximize business value
  • Shield the team from outside distractions and interferences
  • Help manage risks, raise impediments, and facilitate their resolution
  • Lead team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques
  • Represent the team at the Scrum-of-Scrum (SoS), collaborate with the RTE and other Scum Masters to ensure execution alignment within the program
  • Participate in Scrum Master Communities of Practices (CoP) to learn from and share experiences and apply learnings to improve team performance and grow within the role
  • Actively champion our migration to the New Way of Working (NWoW)
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or in a similar role required
  • Adept at story writing, estimation, refinement, and other Scrum techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to partner and interact with technical and business stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, analytical, problem-solving skills, mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment and be a change agent for the team
  • Experience using Jira and Miro or similar tools preferred
  • Scrum Master certification a plus
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