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Scrum Master

BGI has the following contract position with our direct client located in Greenwood Village, CO
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Job Location:
Greenwood Village, CO
Position Type:
Information Technology
Essential Job Functions
The Scrum Master will work with our client's Cloud Native Engineering teams to manage a Scrum team and a Kanban team, leading all ceremonies, documentation, planning, and reporting. The Cloud Native Engineering team is a fast-paced team working on bleeding edge technologies to deliver first-in-class solutions to the client's public and private cloud environments.
The ideal candidate will have solid planning, stakeholder management, negotiation, and communication skills, and be able to work successfully with a variety of personalities. Additionally, the ideal candidate would have an interest in learning about the products the team is working on, and be inquisitive into the backlog. The Scrum team does not operate with a dedicated Product Owner, and as such, will rely on the scrum master to aid in ensuring the backlog is ready for sprint planning. For the Kanban team, it would be ideal if the Scrum Master would also be willing to grow into the position where he/she would be able to aid in the prioritization of support requests.
Status reports developed by the Scrum Master will be provided to the VP of Software Development, and as such it is imperative that the ideal candidate have an eye for detail and a solid understanding of the work that is being done.
Our client is looking for individuals willing to bring new technologies and processes to our team, while providing world-class support to our internal clients. We have a culture that values learning every day and being up to date on the latest technologies. As with all members of the team, a candidate for this role will be comfortable sharing knowledge and training other members of the team.
Additional Job Details
  • 1-2 years of Scrum Master experience
  • Maintains Jira to track user stories, sprint progress, and longer-term roadmaps; Maintains Confluence/Chalk (wiki) for any team documentation
  • Uses Microsoft Office on a consistent basis to prepare reports, presentations, and documents as necessary
  • Tracks sprint progress and velocity and builds toward a repeatable velocity for each team
  • Schedules and facilitates all ceremonies, owns all conference and meeting room requirements, promptly publishes meeting notes, and actively ensures action items are completed
  • Proposes and implements process changes as necessary and strives towards continuous improvement, both in team performance as well as personal performance
  • Handle all “Blocking and Tackling” of distractions to development teams, as well as address and resolve blockers as they arise
Job Requirements
  • Advanced skills in Jira/Confluence or similar tracking software
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office tools
  • Solid understanding of Agile processes, including Scrum, Kanban, and the management of both
  • Able to track out-of-band requests and requirements (ex. through email or chat) and insert them into the process successfully, to ensure quality and repeatability.
  • Able to assist team members to properly write their stories to ensure that they are complete and testable.
  • Able to assist team members with breaking down large stories into component parts
  • Able to assist management in building project roadmaps that communicate each team’s overall goals in an easy-to-understand and comprehensive manner
  • Able to build strong relationships with team members
Beneficial Qualifications
  • High level of emotional intelligence (“people skills”) and ability to interact with a multitude of personalities
  • Proven ability to train others in Scrum and Kanban processes
  • An elementary understanding of cloud technologies to include containerization, kubernetes, and will be helpful in assimilating with the team (but not necessary); Prior experience in or around a software support organization may also be helpful
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