Scrum Master - HPC
Area and Site: Philadelphia-PA


Job Responsibilities include:

  • Scrum master is responsible for facilitating daily scrums, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
  • Removing impediments and guiding the team to continuously make progress
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Contributing to the technical decision making on the project
  • Assisting with internal and external communication and improving transparency
  • Supporting the AWS Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style, and leading by example
  • Ensuring all requirements are captured as part of the backlog
  • Ensuing backlog is properly prioritized, ensuring that all work items have automated tests
  • Assist in improving the Scrum maturity of the team and organization, and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable for the team and organization

Required Skills/Experience includes:

  • Experience with Agile Program Management methodology in large organizations
  • Experience coordinating multiple scrum teams
  • Experience with (or an understanding of benefits and pitfalls of) agile frameworks such as SAFe, LaSS, DAD, and/or other methods of scaling agile methods
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • Experience in the Scrum Master role for at least 2 years, with a software development team that successfully applied Scrum principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Ability to guide the team through branching/merge strategy, Code checkin rules, defect management strategy
  • Understanding of Sprint metrics and how to decide if the sprint can be concluded
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, conflict resolution and coaching skills
  • Technical degree (BS CS, or similar)
  • AWS Software, System or Solution development experience

Preferred Skills/Experience/Attributes:

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • Applicable knowledge of the tools and technologies used by the team (JIRA, Jenkins, BitBucket, Confluence, etc…)
  • Proven ability to work with distributed team, including offshore members
  • Possess open, honest and respectful communications skills.
  • Should be a friendly communicative person, because when team is moving fast in Agile, communication is the effective force which holds the team together.
  • Needs to forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable source.
  • Needs to be expert in estimation and planning. He knows how to create useful, reliable and practical plans for AWS software development projects.
  • Should be a good coach in Agile practices. Ability to coach individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  • Help team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Ability to shield his team from outside distractions and interferences.
  • Ability to ensure the pragmatic use scrum process in a maturing & transforming environment
  • Ability to track and remove impediments.
  • Scrum master is a servant first, who serves his team members before considering about himself
  • Sungard Availability Services offers a high growth environment with excellent compensation and immediate eligibility for our 401(k), health/dental insurance, educational assistance, and more.   Sungard AS is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

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