SCRUM master in Chattanooga, TN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

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Job #:  840055

Apex Systems, the 2nd largest staffing firm, has a Scrum Master opportunity with one of our largest clients in the Chattanooga, TN area. As a Scrum Master/ Project Manager in the Agile Center of Excellence, you will help lead strategic digital projects while establishing best-practices and building agile maturity across the enterprise. You will be an integral member of the Agile PMO with amazing opportunity to transform how agile methods are leveraged in the delivery of value.  Our client is a team-oriented group of motivated professionals looking for Scrum talent to help  build their Agile Practice.

 

Position: Scrum Master

Industry: Energy and Utilities

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Rate: Negotiable based on experience

Length: 6 month contract (with the possibility of extensions based on performance)

 

Principal Responsibilities:  

  • Work closely with product and business owners to prioritize roadmaps, release plans, backlogs and sprints
  • Track and report on project schedules to build trust and increase transparency through effective communication
  • Evangelize agile, collaboration, and teamwork to maximize the scrum team’s contribution to Company strategic goals and KPI’s
  • Remove impediments and blockers to keep the team moving forward
  • Identify tools and processes to improve productivity
  • Lead all scrum ceremonies for your team including sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint demos, retrospectives, daily stand-ups, etc.
  • Coach team members in agile practices
  • Provide clear communications on project timelines and expectation
  • Supports the teams estimating techniques and efforts. Guides team in establishing normalized estimating approach.

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of experience as a project manager, working with Agile methodologies
  • Interest/experience in Agile Coaching
  • Knowledge of software development processes/procedures, service-oriented environments, and Agile practices.
  • Experience in iterative and incremental development environments.
  • Experience in Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, and Agile Games
  • Agile Certification(s), or equivalent experience;  CSM, CSPO, CSP, or equivalent preferred
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Expertise in the practical application of project management principles and tools

Desired:

  • Bachelor s Degree, preferably in IT, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5 years of experience leading teams and projects to successful outcomes. Preference on working in the digital space
  • Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) or similar agile tools
  • Some experience in or exposure to a Scaled Agile Environment (e. g. - SAFe, LeSS, etc.)

 

**If you're interested in this position or may know someone else who would be a good fit please send a resume to cmsmith@apexsystems.com!** 

 

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