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ScrumMaster

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• Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring.
• Must encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes.
• Must be an excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management.
• Must be 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.
• Must be able to facilitate the development process.
• Must uphold and defend as well as coach and mentor agile values as expressed in the Agile Manifesto.
• Must be skilled at creating a fully transparent development process.
• Must be capable of being a scrum master for 3 scrum teams with a focus on guiding
the teams towards improving the way they work.
• Facilitate sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos
• 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 help the team see how they are doing

Interaction:
• Works closely with up to three development teams.
• Maintain a close working relationship with the Product Owners of the development teams.
• Able to develop close working relationships with all levels of management, especially the functional managers of team members.
• Able to work with and represent a wide variety of stakeholders that need to work with the team.
• Work with their direct manager.
• Work closely with agile coaches and the Agile Practice Group.
• Establishes and facilitates Scrum of Scrums as needed

Architecture and Design:
• Must be responsible for constraining and guiding the development of an agile team into a self-organized, effective, development unit with a sustainable cadence.

Skills:
• Must have a thorough understanding of iterative software development.
• Must have a complete understanding of agile processes such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban.
• Must have been a member of an agile team for at least 3 years.
• Must have led teams during the transition phase from traditional waterfall to Agile Scrum
• Must be able to explain and promote agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous integration, TDD, BDD, and refactoring.
• Must be able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments.
• Must understand agile metrics and reporting techniques.
• Previous 10+ years of relevant IT experience including strong agile scrum and business analysis skills with the ability to prioritize, estimate resource load, and proactively manage IT customer expectations.

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