Scrum Master

Beaverton, Oregon


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Job Id: 59050

Scrum Master
Our client is looking for a Scrum Master to join their team.

Scrum Master Responsibilities
Responsible for guiding the development of an agile team into an effective delivery unit with a sustainable cadence.
Responsible for ensuring the teams process evolves within organizational guidelines and standards of practice.
Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring.
Provide timely updates on projects.
Facilitate project team meetings, project road-mapping sessions, gather feedback by presenting to all levels of leadership.
Encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes.
Excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management.
Able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation.
Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution.
Facilitate agile activities and meetings, including sprint planning, retrospectives and sprint reviews.
Assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed.
Ensure cross-team coordination.
Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal.
Maintain relevant metrics that provide organizational visibility and help the team see how they are doing.

Scrum Master Qualifications
5+ years of relevant IT experience including strong understanding of customer/stakeholder relationships, business analysis, prioritization, estimation and capacity management.
Must have a thorough understanding of iterative/incremental software development.
Complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum, XP and Kanban.
Must have recognized education in agile processes, certifications preferred.
Must have been a member of an agile team for at least 2 years.
Able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments.
Understand and experience with agile metrics and reporting techniques.
Experience to explain and promote agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous delivery, TDD, BDD and refactoring preferred.
Experience using Jira to track and make visible sprint backlog workflow preferred.
Experience with operating in a scaled agile environment preferred.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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