Scrum Master
Alternate Location(s): Houston TX - 757 North Eldridge
Area and Site: Philadelphia-PA Thornton-CO Wayne-PA

Description

Title: Scrum Master

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Philadelphia-PA, Thornton-CO, Wayne-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
  • Assisting with internal and external communication and improving transparency 
  • Supporting the Product Owner, especially with respect to epic grooming, release planning and maintaining the product backlog
  • Ensuring backlog is properly prioritized

Required Skills/Experience includes:

  • Experience with agile & Dev Ops methodologies in software teams
  • Experience coordinating multiple scrum teams
  • Experience in the Scrum Master role for at least 5 years, with a software development team that successfully applied Scrum & Dev Ops principles and practices. 
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Ability to guide the team through software release management
  • 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) 
  • 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 be expert in estimation and planning. He knows how to create useful, reliable and practical plans for product development projects.
  • 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.
Other:
  • 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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