Kforce Scrum Master in Framingham, Massachusetts

Kforce has a client seeking a Scrum Master in Framingham, Massachusetts (MA).Responsibilities:

  • Build and Manage the Jira board for the Easy System program that has several tracks of activities involving numerous technologies

  • Facilitate team organization and ceremonies such as sprint planning, daily scrums/stand-ups, sprint/iteration reviews/demos, retrospectives

  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment

  • Forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable source

  • Be expert in estimation and planning

  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving

  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work

  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

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

  • Bachelor's degree: or equivalent work experience

  • 3-5 years of work experience

  • First or Second Level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

  • Good skills to coach team how to follow agile scrum, which really works

  • Understand the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development

  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, like: Kanban, Crystal, FDD, XP, etc.

  • Knowledge about other methodologies other than Agile-Scrum, so that he can explain other methodologies to motivate his team

  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand his team needs

  • Ability to take and understand their commitment to deliver the product on time

  • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery

  • Familiar with common development practices, Service oriented environments, and Agile practices

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours