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Kforce Senior Scrum Master in Jacksonville, Massachusetts

Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Scrum Master in Jacksonville, MA.Summary:The IT Scrum Master is responsible for guiding the team in developing the solution using Agile practices for medium to high complexity initiatives from initiation through release. The candidate will run key Agile ceremonies, including daily stand up meetings, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint reviews/demos and sprint retrospectives. The Scrum Master will utilize the Senior Scrum Master for SME knowledge.Key Tasks:

  • Create and maintain the appropriate channels for open communication within the scrum team to create a trusting and safe team environment

  • Continuously seek to improve team performance by promoting joint accountability for results and solving productivity issues

  • Protect the team from outside distractions

  • Remove obstacles in order to continue to deliver

  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies such as daily stand up meetings, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint reviews/demos and sprint retrospectives

  • Assist the scrum team to become a self-organized, cross-functional and highly efficient team that delivers high-quality products

  • Computer Science or Information Technology or related Bachelor's degree required or relevant work experience

  • Certified Scrum Master (For Senior Level or higher)

  • 5-8 years of related work experience leading Agile/Scrum projects

  • Experience utilizing the CA Agile Rally tool

  • Strong PC skills specifically utilizing the MS Office Suite products (e.g., MS Word, MS Excels, etc.)

  • Expert in MS Project 2010

  • Expert in MS Excel

  • Ability to manage tasks independently and take ownership of responsibilities

  • Ability to learn from mistakes and apply constructive feedback

  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and articulately

  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

  • Understanding of and SDLC disciplines

  • Understanding of the concepts, theories and processes of the Project Management Methodology

  • Broad knowledge of IT functions

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of labor, cost management and project tracking and management tools such as MS Project

  • Ability to lead and facilitate project team status meetings to obtain schedule, issues, risk, and dependency updates

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