COOK SYSTEMS has an immediate need for a ScrumMaster (contract for hire) in Pittsburgh, PA.
As Scrum Master, you play a key leadership role in the definition, development, implementation, and ongoing improvement of Agile practices (with an emphasis on Scrum) within the organization. You will facilitate sprint planning, retrospective, and daily activities related to stand-ups and sprint burn down; as well as maintain relevant metrics that help the team see and understand their progress during a sprint. In this role you'll own and resolve identified impediments. As Scrum Master you're responsible for leading the continual Agile transformation and practices as well as promoting accountability and transparency across all levels of the organization.
Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:
1.Perform the role of Scrum Master for one or more teams, leading multiple, simultaneous initiatives or complex programs / release trains
2.Practices the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, accountability, and practices continuous improvement
3.Support and educate Product Owners, especially in regard to developing, refining and managing product backlog
4.Provides coaching of team members, Product Owners, Product Development Team, other Scrum Masters and PM community
5.Strong mediation and negotiation skills
6.Facilitates sprint demos, planning, and retrospectives
7.Tracks and communicates team velocity and sprint/release progress
8.Provide status reporting on key performance indicators (KPIs), schedule, resources, and milestone delivery
9.Coach, mentor, and support other Scrum Masters that will be assigned to teams in iterative product development, including following the Scrum Framework, communicating effectively, managing conflict amongst team members, identifying and removing impediments, and applying self-organization and shared leadership with the team
We concentrate on Scrum knowledge, good communication, and facilitation skills would be top. SAFe knowledge would be a bonus. We have SPC's in house for SAFe instruction and SAFe certification.