1+ months

C13 - Sr Scrum Master/ Project Manager

Citigroup
Jersey City, NJ 07308
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Responsibilities:


Scrum Master services to the Product Owner:


+ Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team as well as possible;

+ Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management;

+ Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items;

+ Understanding product planning in an empirical environment;

+ Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value;

+ Understanding and practicing agility; and,

+ Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed.

+ Demonstrated experience in the agile software development process, particularly as a Chief Scrum Master leading multiple Scrums

+ Very important and hands-on Experience in using Jira, particularly dashboards for reporting and running ceremonies


Scrum Master services to the Development Team:


+ Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality;

+ Helping the Development Team to create high-value products;

+ Removing impediments to the Development Teams progress;

+ Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed; and,

+ Coaching the Development Team in organizational environments in which Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood.

+ Scrum Master services to the organization:

+ Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption;

+ Planning Scrum implementations within the organization;

+ Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development;

+ Causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team; and,

+ Working with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.


Besides the specific services to the Product Owner, Development Team and Organization, the Scrum Master is also responsible for Managing the Scrum Framework, which includes:


+ Ensuring the Scrum Events take place and that the attendants understand the purpose;

+ Teaching attendants how to keep the Scrum Events within their time-boxes;

+ Ensure that people outside the Development Team who attend the Daily Scrum do not disrupt the meeting;

+ Ensure the Sprint Retrospective is positive and productive;

+ Act as a peer team member during the Sprint Retrospective and facilitate when asked or needed;

+ Encourage the Scrum Team to improve continuously;

+ Ensure all Scrum Artifacts are transparent and make sure the most appropriate practices are applied in the absence of complete transparency;

+ Able to work with a virtual (geographically dispersed) technical scrum team

+ Possesses good organizational and prioritization skills

+ Self-motivated, independent and takes the initiative


Qualifications:


+ 6-10 years of experience in project management, primarily in financial services with Scrum experience.

+ Experience in supervising project managers/business analysts/project officers

+ Demonstrates capacity to work in highly pressured & volatile environments.


Education:


+ Bachelors/University degree, Masters degree preferred

+ Agile Scrum master certification (preferably SAFe Agilist)


The Scrum Master is responsible for maximizing the value of Scrum in the organization. In order to do so, the Scrum Master must be able to intervene in and adapt processes. An intervention may for example be to stop a Sprint Review for a short time-out, to explain to attendees that the current direction which the meeting is going in, isnt supporting the creation of value for customers and users.

A Scrum Master should be able to resolve impediments for the Scrum Team. Therefore, a management mandate is needed in order to actually fix a problem!

Coaching and training people With the management mandate, the Scrum Master is also allowed to train, coach and mentor people in the organization, in order to help them understand Scrum.

Servant-Leadership The Scrum Master is also a servant-leader, he or she is leading the implementation and application of Scrum. The Scrum Master is leading by example, regarding the Scrum Values for example, displaying Openness, Respect, Courage, Focus and Commitment. The Scrum Master also teaches and coaches other people to adopt the Scrum Values.


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**Job Family Group:**


Technology

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**Job Family:**


Technology Project Management

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**Time Type:**


Full time

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Posted: 2022-06-01 Expires: 2022-09-01

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