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Scrum Master/Sr. Technical PM (100% Remote) (25%-50% Travel once safe to do so) - Contract to Hire

Job Title
Scrum Master/Sr. Technical PM (100% Remote) (25%-50% Travel once safe to do so) - Contract to Hire
Job ID
27436743
Location
Ann Arbor,  MI 48108
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Description

Title:  Scrum Master/Sr. Technical PM

 

Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

 

As Scrum Master your focus will be helping our teams deliver results against some of their most complex business and technology initiatives. Success requires the ability to adapt and perform in numerous Project Management and Delivery environments. In this Agile Delivery position, your role as a Scrum Master, coach, and practitioner will require you to apply Agile values and principles for an organization transitioning to Agile Delivery methodologies using a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

Specific responsibilities for the Agile Scrum Master & Project Manager hybrid position include:

 

  • Perform as a Scrum Master as needed for one or more scrum teams
  • Lead/Participate in quarterly Program Increment planning sessions
  • Facilitate road mapping, sprint planning sessions, retrospectives, and demos
  • Assist the product owner with backlog grooming
  • Support the triage and resolution of critical issues
  • Ensure cross-team coordination
  • Participate/facilitate scrum of scrums
  • Provides relevant metrics to gauge team progress with a continual focus on improvement
  • Work with other Scrum Masters to define, reinforce and maintain a consistent practice across the organization
  • Work with the other Scrum Masters to coordinate PI Planning
  • Prepare and deliver effective communications (both oral and written) regarding progress and status for both internal and client teams
  • Effectively and efficiently track, mitigate/resolve issues, risks and blockers
  • Able to do planning as it relates to helping the team ensure dependencies are known, expectations with downstream teams or owners of those dependencies are aware of needs and solutions/timelines are interlocked to promote velocity and meeting milestones
  • Perform hands-on work, including analysis, design, testing, change management, as needed by the team
  • Strengthen the presence of our team as an Agile center of excellence

 

Qualifications 

Specific qualifications for the Agile Scrum Master position include:

  • 8+ years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • Expert using an ALM (VersionOne, Rally, TFS/AzDo preferred, etc.)
  • Agile practitioner mindset and proficiency in Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and iterative development practices
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in full software development life cycle
  • CSM, SSM certification or equivalent
  • Demonstrated track record of successful ability to manage large and complex projects or engagements
  • Ability to help teams write user stories/features, identify dependencies, testing, and design optimal solutions
  • Flexibility to work with teams, individuals and executives and willingness to help with a wide variety of work products and people
  • Ability to establish immediate credibility with business stakeholders, build consensus, and achieve goals through influence
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet clients where they are at in terms of Agile transformation and coach them accordingly
  • Agile Certification

 

Preferred but not necessary skills to have:

  • Previous experience working in consulting
  • Operated as a Scrum Master within SAFe
  • Operated as a Scrum Coach across teams
  • SAFe certification
  • PMP certification
  • Ability to handle some early morning or evening hours if assignment involves coaching some offshore client teams
  • Prior hands-on Product Owner/Business Analysis and/or development experience
  • Test Driven Development
  • Testing Automation

 

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