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Senior Scrum Master in Franklin Lakes, NJ at NextGen

Date Posted: 4/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Looking for a true Scrum Master (certified would be a plus)
Upper level Scrum Master would be ideal
Will look at candidates that have used other Framework like Kanban
Ideal candidate would be transparent, self-management, and able to collaborate
If travel, it will be very minimal

• IT Scrum Manager - Senior ensures that the team is functional and productive; understands incremental delivery and the value of metrics; also understands backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition.
• IT Scrum Manager - Senior shows familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices.

Level Expectations:
• Possess advanced knowledge of the tools and processes required by the role Function well in large-scale, highly complex, cross-functional / platform environment Solid individual performance, but may spend considerable portion of their time providing direction for others Share knowledge, coach and mentor Standard level resources in area of expertise
• May serve as technical lead in area of expertise
• May have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of others
• Good communication and relationship skills, both in directing the technical team and updating

Essential Functions:
• 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 (i.e. backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition)
• Ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams.
• Liaise between the developers and User Experience/Visual Designers
• Foster better communication between the disciplines
• Act as a project manager when necessary

Qualifications:
• Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
• Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
• Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
• Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics Understand backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition
• Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
• Advanced ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams and drive projects to completion
• Demonstrated experience managing and delivering projects in the type of environment (App Dev, Infrastructure, Integration etc.) as specified in the posting
• Advanced leadership and analytical skills
• Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written including presentations and negotiations with Senior IT and Business leaders
• Demonstrated ability to craft and present clear, concise and convincing messages appropriately targeted to the specific audience
• Demonstrated ability to communicate status and issues effectively both verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization
• Expert-level in one or more project management tools, such as MS Project General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office
• Advanced knowledge of Excel, working knowledge of Access
• Working knowledge of SharePoint and Visio required
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate business and some travel requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related field (or equivalent working experience)
• 5+ years of previous project management experience would be typical for someone to reach this skill level
• 6-8 years of overall IT experience is typical for this skill level
• Knowledge of PBM, healthcare industry helpful
• Formal training in project management practices preferred