Scrum Master in Saint Paul, MN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 10/13/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  885642

Client is committed to rapidly accelerating our pace of digital innovation to better serve our customers, drive productivity, increase efficiency and do it securely.  As part of this strategy, Client is providing an exciting opportunity to join the Commercial Digital Solutions team as a Scrum Master for the Client Customer Data Management team.  This position will include functioning as the Scrum Master for one dedicated platform team functioning along two different workstreams.  This team is tasked with several initiatives that are being executed in parallel with the objective of delivering functionality in a modular and agile cadence to meet the business needs. This team is growing and in need of a Scrum Master to coach and facilitate. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Empowering the team to self-organize/self-manage, including Product Owners, stakeholders and technical resources
  • Facilitating team meetings, including daily stand-ups, stakeholder meetings, sprint planning, etc.
  • Providing input to a cross-divisional, cross-platform organization on how best to utilize our structure and tools to maximize efficiency and results
  • Leading the team through sprint planning to gain consensus as to what can be achieved 
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Identifying and removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment
  • Knowledge of patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: burn-down techniques, retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Working with team leadership to track timelines, budget and scope

Qualifications:

  • Basic:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5+ years as a Scrum Master
    • Experience working with divisional and cross-functional business stakeholders and Product Owners
  • Preferred: 
    • Must have demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks
    • Experience working with international colleagues and/or development partners
    • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical staff
    • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, and empowerment
    • Experience working with “new” agile teams
    • Experience working in a scaled Scrum environment
    • Use of Atlassian Jira and/or Microsoft TFS/VSTS
    • CSM or CSPO certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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