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Scrum Master

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AQUENT is seeking a Scrum Master for one of our COOLEST clients to join their team in the Chicago, IL area!

Scrum Master Base Requirements

Support the product development process:
• Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, retrospectives, release planning, demos, and other events as needed. Prepare with the team and participate in Program Increment planning

Scrum-related meetings:
• Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
• Maintain process documentation
• Ensure the development teams are practicing the Agile principles

Support the Product Owner:
• Assist as needed with backlog maintenance
• Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
• Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs

Support the product team:
• Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
• Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions
• Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
• Empower the team to self-organize

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience
• Experience building a team
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
• Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
• A thorough understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
• Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
• Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential
• Collaborative approach to driving decisions
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
• 2+ years of Scrum Master experience with 2+ years of project management experience

Nice to have:
Scrum Master certification

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