Scrum Master I

American Specialty Health, Inc. is seeking an experienced Scrum Master I to support development teams and product owners. The Scrum Master I is responsible for working with the business owners, IT managers, and developers to gather functional requirements for new development or enhancements of Web sites or applications. 

Responsibilities

  • The Scrum Master I is responsible for ensuring the development team(s) is operating as efficiently as possible and guiding the team through reflection and continuous improvement.
  • Facilitating the key ceremonies of agile scrum. 
  • The Scrum Master I will provide guidance to the team on a regular basis to ensure that the team is aligned with the organization in the processes to develop, release and maintain products. 
  • Serve and support the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to meet the needs of the customers.
  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style.
  • Facilitating the scrum ceremonies including planning, stand-ups, retrospectives and grooming.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Facilitating discussions, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Supporting the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming) and managing the product backlog.
  • Assisting the Scrum Team with evaluating proper metrics to measure the performance of the team.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Management, Business, or equivalent experience. If equivalent experience, high school diploma required.
  • 1-2 years of experience in the Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Knowledge of Scrum Management, Sprint and Release planning.
  • Knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of common reporting paradigms for Agile/Scrum performance.
  • Ability to identify key stakeholders and work collaboratively with them to remove blockers that may be impeding the scrum teams progress.
  • Knowledge of one or more other agile methodologies (Lean, Kanban, XP, TDD, CI, Test Automation) and how they can be applied in a product development / program delivery environment

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Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive, respectful manner and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to display excellent customer service to meet the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal communication skills to identify critical core competencies based on success factors and organizational environment.
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task and manage time.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and productivity in a changing environment with constant interruptions.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information, problems, issues, situations and procedures to develop effective solutions.
  • Ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.

    Mobility

    Primarily sedentary, able to sit for long periods of time. 

    Physical Requirements

    Ability to speak, see and hear other personnel and/or objects.  Ability to communicate both in oral and written form. Ability to travel within the facility. Capable of using a telephone and computer keyboard.  Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

    Environmental Conditions

    Usual office setting.

     

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