Precise Solutions Scrum Master in United States
At Precise Solutions, we are looking for top talent consultants to bring on as employees of our organization and service our clients in the various Life Sciences Industries. We are much more than a consulting firm! Precise Solutions provides competitive compensation packages with great salaries, benefits, health insurance, paid time off and employer-based 401k contributions.
We currently have an immediate need for the following:
Job Title: Scrum Master
Location: Lake County, IL USA
Compensation: $59.00 per hour, Paid Time off, Company 401k contributions, Health, dental, and vision insurance. Total Annual Compensation including benefits is $136,000.00
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Precise Solutions is searching for a Scrum Master to work in a highly-matrixed environment within a global pharmaceutical client. The Scrum Master will facilitate Agile activities around SDLC Project Management activities . The Scrum Master candidate should come from a background in SDLC Waterfall Agile and Scrum Methodologies. The candidate should have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. 4 year degree is required, SAFe certification preferred.
Scrum Master Job Description
The scrum master facilitates and champions the agile software development process by coaching and mentoring development teams, identifying and eliminating impediments, and promoting the use of standards and best practices. The scrum master ensures smooth operation of agile processes and activities, and is responsible for leading daily stand-ups, backlog prioritization meetings, and retrospectives. This persona will report to Transformation Manager and will be aligned to standards set by an Agile Coach.
Organize and facilitate agile activities and ceremonies including daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, and product backlog refinement sessions.
Ensure that all meetings are positive, productive, stay on topic, and are kept within the timebox.
Collaborate closely with the product owner to manage the backlog.
Effectively manage user story estimation and forecasting.
Champion and facilitate adoption of agile standards, tools, and best practices.
Coach team on established IT and corporate standards (e.g., security, quality, and architecture) to minimize operational and reputational risk.
Proactively identify and resolve impediments to team progress.
Communicate with leaders across the organization to ensure transparency into delivery progress, challenges, and risks.
Utilize team feedback and metrics (e.g., quality, delivery, cadence, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and work with team to continuously improve.
Coach the team to improve collaboration and self-management, promoting healthy interactions both within the team and with external stakeholders.
Represent the team at broader planning and coordination sessions (e.g., Scrum of Scrums).
Support the team in using agile planning and development tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence, Rally).
Experiment with new practices and frameworks to improve team outcomes.
Actively participate in learning opportunities such as communities of practice or conferences to improve skills and better support the team.
Contribute to the advancement and improvement of agile practices within the organization.
Skills and Competencies
Deep knowledge of agile practices, frameworks, and techniques.
Excellent people and project management skills.
Coaching skills and ability to motivate teams at least 2 teams simultaneously.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience with agile planning and development tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence, Rally).
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing. Especially to new onboarded teams.
5 years of experience with agile development.
3-5 years of scrum master experience.
Agile, scrum, certification preferred (e.g. CSM, CSP, SAFe).
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