Scrum Master

Washington, DC | Contract

Post Date: 07/30/2018 Job ID: 226946 Industry: IT

Scrum Master

Softworld’ s client seeks a certified ScrumMaster (CSM) 

• A minimum of ten (10) years experience in project management or related field, preferably in the area of Software application development and/or related; 

• A degree from an accredited College/University in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline is preferred; 

• Certified as a ScrumMaster from an accredited institution 

• 5+ years of experience as the member of an Agile scrum development team 

• At least one project of medium complexity as the ScrumMaster leading an Agile scrum development team 

• Able to perform the complete system life cycle using the Agile Scrum Methodology phases from project initiation, analysis and requirements, design, coding, testing and implementation 

• Able to create User Stories and define Acceptance Criteria as to when code is “ Ready” 

• Schedule/facilitate sprint planning meeting(s) prior to the beginning of each sprint 

• Ability to break down project schedule/sprint schedule into measurable activities that do not exceed five days in length 

• Communicate stories for the upcoming sprint to the backlog owner and stakeholders 

• Support the Backlog Owner and Portfolio Manager in updating weekly critical path analysis charts 

• Schedule and facilitate daily scrum sessions 

• Add or remove stories based on burn-down of the current sprint 

• Ability to determine the workload of each member during each sprint so that maximum features are developed as early as possible 

• Facilitate retrospective meetings at the end of each sprint/project – ensure highest priority retrospective points are followed up on and closed out 

• Monitor team backlog daily and ensure it accurately reflects the current state, including time to be burned and status 

• Participate in Release retrospective and cross team retrospectives 

Preferred Skills:

• Able to generate test cases and have knowledge of producing a Requirement Traceability Matrix document 

• Able to adhere to client development standards and SOX compliance 

• Ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, both business and technical 

• Proven ability to develop and maintain system documentation 

• Ability to work independently with minimal direction 

• Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent 

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