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Scrum Master

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Aquent's Fortune 500 retail client is looking for a Scrum Master to work a 5-6 month contract on-location in Richfield, MN on the Dotcom View team.

Business Overview:
The Dotcom View Team is responsible for all customer facing online experiences.

Project Description:
This role is being a Scrum Master for a Product Team, which develops and delivers new features and experiences using agile methodologies.

Responsibilities:
• Facilitate stand-ups, sprint planning, release planning, present demos and gather feedback.
• Drive day-to-day activities for sprint team
• Implement agile delivery standards and practices within scrum team(s)
• Ensure that team roles and responsibilities are being followed
• Adhering to and teaching of processes for sprint cadence, tools usage, release management coordination, process improvement / refinement, velocity tracking, and capacity planning
• Responsible for managing to feature scope throughout sprint
• Dependency management between delivery teams
• Schedule management, risk, roadblock remediation, and issues within an individual sprint
• Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
• Bridge communication between the Business and Technical teams.
• Communicate with many levels of the organization, business stakeholders/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), project managers, system architects, quality assurance, etc.
• Develop and manage schedules status, resources, deliverables, risks and issues, and timelines with input from product managers, engineering managers, business partners and project team.
• Manage changes to the project scope and project schedule in order to keep the project roadmap accurate and updated.
• Works with other Product and Project teams to align timelines.
• Provide weekly status communication to Product, Program and Leadership teams.
• Facilitates communication and negotiation within and across the project team(s).

Skills Overview:
• 5-7 years’ experience as Project Manager or Scrum Master
• Must have strong experience and expertise with Agile methodologies.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Experience working within a close-knit, collaborative team and contributing to the overall success of a team as well as working independently.
• Comfort working as a peer member of a high-functioning team of responsible, self-motivated individuals.
• Comfort and experience wearing "multiple hats" - more attachment to results than to any particular title or role.
• Flexibility and willingness to tackle a variety of tasks to deliver team outcomes. This role will overlap the standard "scrum master" role, but also has a project management components.
• Ability to create and maintain networks across business units.

Preferred Skills:
• ScrumMaster Certification

Soft Skills:
• Ability to work with people with varying personalities.
• Critical thinking skills!
• Strong written and oral communications skills.

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