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Senior Scrum Master (contract-to-hire) in Chicago, IL at Solution Partners

Date Posted: 10/22/2018

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Job Purpose:
This position is responsible for guiding the team in developing the solution using Agile practices; being accountable for software build activities.

Job Responsibilities:
Enable the Enterprise Program delivery and strategic goals
? Responsible for effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership of agile teams and process execution for complex programs with multiple cross team integration
? Facilitate the Agile Release Train events and processes and assist the teams in delivering value.
? Enable delivery and overall implementation Enterprise level releases with highest Quality.
? Facilitate Backlog management(Hierarchy based), Estimation, Prioritization, Stand up meetings, retrospectives, documentation of working agreement, definition of ready and definition of done for the scrum team.
? Collaborate with Product Manager to plan roadmap execution based on estimates and capacity; also identify risks to the plan.
? Apply best principles based on situation (Context sensitive) fostering highly Adaptive and Dynamic environment.
Lead Scrum of Scrums Ceremony
? Facilitates Scrum of Scrums ceremony to identify & track dependencies and program impediments & risks.
? Communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement for scrum masters and IT PM
Manage Distributed Agile Development
? Manage Distributed Agile teams (on-shore/offshore) and provide feedback to team members establishing continuous learning and growth oriented organization.
Facilitate Continuous Improvement
? Mentors and coach on Agile practices at the leadership and Scrum Master level.
? Develop program specific Agile Playbook and enable Agile training and onboarding including Jira best practices.
? Assess Agile Maturity (via Agile Maturity Model) and develop & implement action plan for improvement in agile maturity.
? Facilitate Program specific Agile Council and Scrum Master Community of Practice (COP) to collaborate across program scrum teams to identify lessons learned and coordinate action plans that that other teams can leverage.
? Report, Refine and use Outcome based Metrics (Predictability, Productivity and Quality) exhibiting highest level of transparency to stakeholders in support of Informed decision making.
? Facilitate documenting, publishing and executing the team's continuous improvement plan (based on retrospectives).
Release Management
? Work with Program Manager to understand and establish releases and associated functionality for all threads and scrums. This may include coordination with Environment deployment teams.
? Help manage overall implementation across releases and communicate progress to Tech Program Manager or Program Manager.

Required Job Qualifications:
? Bachelor degree and 7 years Information Technology experience OR Technical Certification and/or College Courses and 9 years Information Technology experience OR 11 years Information Technology experience.
? 5-7 years of practitioner experience leading Enterprise level scale Agile / Scrum programs.
? Expertise in Agile / Scrum development methodologies & tools (Jira / Jenkins/ GitHub / Cucumber).
? Scaled Agile implementation for large-scale program including expertise in running PI planning and dependency management
? Expertise in test automation, Test-Driven Development (TDD) & Behavior Driven Development (BDD)
? Experience in Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) & Feature-Driven Development (FDD)
? Expertise in DevOps / continuous deployment / integration process & tools.
? Excellent Leadership skills and ability to lead Enterprise level change management initiatives
? Excellent interpersonal including coaching and mentoring large teams
? Problem solving, analytical and innovative thinking.
? Scrum Master Certification Level 2 (CSP, PSM II) and SAFer Program Consultant (SPC)
? Experience in Salesforce program implementation

Preferred Job Qualifications:
? Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology.
? Leading large scale Salesforce program implementation
? SAFe Release Train Engineer Certification
? Coaching certification (Example - ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Coaching)