Certified Scrum Master

Title: Certified Scrum Master
Location: Lacey, WA 98503
Duration: 6 Months
Citizenship: US Citizen / Green Card
Note: Candidate Cannot have more than 6 months cumulative travel outside the United States within the last five years. Military Service excluded
Essential Duties:
o Strongly serving and supporting the Product Owner and Development Team in order to deliver value and delight customers
o Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile.
o Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
o Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to get the most out of self-organization
o Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
o Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
o Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
o Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
o Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
o Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information for better visibility.
o Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka. grooming) and managing the product backlog
Required Skills/
o First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM )
o Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least 2 years for a software development team
o Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
o Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques (example: numerous Burn down techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
o Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
o Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, FDD, etc.
o Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
o The ability to distinguish between what "is Scrum" what is "not Scrum"
o Excellent communication and mentoring skills

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