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Agile Scrum Master - Salesforce

Pennington, New Jersey

Job Description:

The Agile Scrum Master will serve and support Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to predictably deliver high quality value to customers.  The incumbent will have experience with User Story review, splitting, and sizing.  Knows what a ‘good’ story entails.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Providing 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 while also meeting delivery commitment.

  • 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.

Required Skills:

  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM)

  • Experience being the Scrum Master for at least two 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)

  • Experience with assisting a historically waterfall team and organization with adopting Scrum.

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

  • 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)

  • 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"

Desired Skill:

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least three years for a software development team.

  • Knowledge of scaled agile frameworks such as the Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise (SAFe)

  • A good working knowledge of using an Agile tool such as Rally and JIRA

  • Track record of continued and recent education, as a presenter and learner, in Agile and Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.

  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space such as XP & Kanban

  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

  • Previous experience as a collaborative leader

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

The Agile Scrum Master will serve and support Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to predictably deliver high quality value to customers.  The incumbent will have experience with User Story review, splitting, and sizing.  Knows what a ‘good’ story entails.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Providing 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 while also meeting delivery commitment.

  • 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.

Required Skills:

  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM)

  • Experience being the Scrum Master for at least two 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)

  • Experience with assisting a historically waterfall team and organization with adopting Scrum.

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

  • 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)

  • 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"

Desired Skill:

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least three years for a software development team.

  • Knowledge of scaled agile frameworks such as the Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise (SAFe)

  • A good working knowledge of using an Agile tool such as Rally and JIRA

  • Track record of continued and recent education, as a presenter and learner, in Agile and Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.

  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space such as XP & Kanban

  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

  • Previous experience as a collaborative leader

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21009186

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: No

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Lee Polidoro

Referral Bonus:

0

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1200 AMERICAN BLVD, NJ, Pennington, 08534