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Scrum Master in Orlando, Florida

Company:
Rita Technology Services
Location:
Orlando, Florida, United States
Salary:
W2 DOE
Posted:
December 10, 2018

Description:

We are in need of an experienced Scrum Master for our client in Orlando, Florida. This position can be based in either Orlando, FL or Lakeland, FL. It is a full-time (direct hire) position with a small but growing software company offering a highly competitive salary, bonus target up to 6% and comprehensive benefits

Please no 3rd party candidates.

Please note: Local (Orlando or Lakeland) area candidates preferred. Out of state candidates will be considered however there is no relocation assistance offered for this position.

Summary:

You will be responsible for the company’s Agile program and project management across multiple software product development teams. This is a leadership and hands-on role that includes working with the CTO and Director of Software Engineering to lead Agile best practices while serving as Scrum Master on multiple teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Active, hands-on Scrum Master across multiple software product development teams

Coaching and mentoring teams and the organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices to deliver value, maintain quality and continuously improve with predictable outcomes

Promoting team self-organization and leading best practices for distributed development teams comprised of local and remote employees and offshore partners

Guiding the team on how to develop and extend Agile practices in a full life-cycle product development environment with several active teams, across multiple products and many active enterprise class customers

Assessing the maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable for the team and organization

Removing impediments, guiding teams to remove impediments and working with leaders and stakeholders to remove impediments

Building a trusting and safe environment in which problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or judgment, with an emphasis on learning, problem solving and continuous improvement

Facilitating effective, open collaboration through discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution by the team and across stakeholders

Creating, maintaining, reporting and instilling organization-wide use of Agile metrics as indicators of success and measures for improvement and course correction

Assisting with internal and external communication by improving transparency and radiating information

Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlogs

Leading from the front and by example across multiple teams with a servant leadership style

Requirements:

Bachelor in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Economics or related discipline

Minimum first level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I); certification as a CPO and in scaled Agile methods strongly preferred

Experience serving in the Scrum Master role for at least 3 years for a software product development company seeking to constantly improve Scrum practices

Application of numerous patterns and techniques for practical implementation of Scrum and Scrumban for full life-cycle product development and situational problem solving, including backlog management, Agile metrics and analysis, ceremonies, software estimation, program planning, release planning, defect and test management

Proven success implementing Scrum and Scrumban with TDD, ATDD, continuous integration, test automation and DevOps

Proven success implementing scaled Agile methods including either Scrum-of-Scrums, LeSS or SAFe

Expert in Agile project and program management using TargetProcess, VersionOne, Rally or Jira, with demonstrated experience managing product portfolio requirements, road maps, initiatives, themes, releases and sprints across multiple product development teams

Prior experience as a software engineer, QA tester, development team lead, development manager or QA manager

Extensive work in a web-based, enterprise software product development company is a must, preferably with open source technologies and the LAMP stack in a multi-tenant SaaS environment

The company will only employ candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this position. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future are not eligible for hire.