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Scrum Master/Project Manager

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We are really looking for someone who can really effectively run an agile development team. They need to work onsite.

We need a strong Scrum Master to help us deliver the tools that make our user experiences great. We have a promising Version1 and are looking for the right person to keep all the trains running as we address user feedback, add new features and scale to a large number of users.

Key responsibilities include:
• Partnering with project leads to ensure the team is producing a solution that meets established standards, procedures and practices.
• Ensuring iteration-based meetings are effectively facilitated, the outcomes are achieved and their cadence is maintained.
• Assisting team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, sizing and tasking.
• Collaborating with project leads to aggressively address issues, risks and mitigation plans
• Proactively identifying and removing blockers, limiting work in progress and preventing distractions.
• Facilitating frequent retrospectives, sharing metrics to identify and implement improvements.
• Providing coaching on Agile values and practices while emphasizing continuous improvement.
• Encouraging collaboration and proactively seeking opportunities to improve collaboration.
• Tracking and ensuring visibility of historical team metrics and progress of the iteration and release.
• Emphasizing the need for incremental releases, iterative work and prioritization by value and risk.
• Assisting with internal and external communication by transparently radiating information.
• Being collaborative in driving decisions and team behavior

Skills and experience
• 2+ years experience managing projects using Agile development methodologies, with a strong knowledge of industry standard tools and best practices. Certification not as important as success in the real world.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Extensive multi-tasking and prioritization skills - needs to excel in fast paced environment with high tolerance for ambiguity
• Experience with tracking projects in VSO strongly preferred

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