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Ciber Global: Agile / Scrum Master

Ciber Global

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted November 25, 2021.

Make a difference Ciber Global wants you.

Come build new things with us and advance your career.

At Ciber Global you’ll collaborate with experts.

You’ll join successful teams contributing to our clients’ success.

You’ll work side by side with our clients and have long-term opportunities to advance your career with the latest emerging technologies.

Scrum Master responsibilities include: Leading software development teams apply the Scrum framework.

Planning deliverables and helping teams monitor performance.

Resolving issues that hinder the teams’ work.

What are we looking for: A Scrum Master to coordinate and coach our software development team.

What is a scrum master?

The go-to person for applying scrum to produce high-quality work.

Scrum Master duties include managing timelines, resolving problems and coaching team members on Agile methodologies.

Ultimately, you’ll help create self-organizing teams that are flexible and fully productive during sprints.

Must have experience: Excellent knowledge of the scrum framework, with all its artifacts and techniques.

You’ll also need the ability to coordinate people and projects (occasionally facilitating changes) with your mind set on deliverables.

If you’re a strong communicator, a capable leader and you’re invested in Agile frameworks, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities: Manage each project’s scope and timeline.

Coordinate sprints, retrospective meetings and daily stand-ups.

Coach team members in Agile frameworks.

Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration.

Be the point of contact for external communications (e.G.

from customers or stakeholders).

Work with product owners to handle backlogs and new requests.

Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles that occur.

Help teams implement changes effectively.

Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint.

Guide development teams to higher scrum maturity.

Help build a productive environment where team members ‘own’ the product and enjoy working on it.

Requirements: Experience in a scrum master role.

Familiarity with software development.

Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement).

Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks (Crystal, XP etc.).

Excellent communication and servant leadership skills.

Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability.

Outstanding organizational skills.

Degree in Computer Science, Business or similar field.

Scrum master certification is a plus.

Essential Duties: Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.

Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self-organization.

Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.

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.

Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.

Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.

Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.

Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

Required Skills/Experience: Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

Good skills and knowledge, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus): Experience is playing the Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.

Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team.

The experience in applying a wide variety of well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: various Burndown technologies, many Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).

Excellent communication and mentoring skills.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.

At Ciber Global our consultants have access to a comprehensive benefits package.

Benefits can include Paid-Time-Off, Paid Holidays, 401K matching, Life and Accidental Death Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, and a variety of other perks.

Find a purpose Help clients embrace emerging technologies.

Create inventive solutions and meet intriguing client challenges.

Solve, fix, design and innovate.

Be a part of something bigger by helping clients go digital, create engaging customer experiences and transform their business.

Move ahead Our success as a company is built on practicing inclusion and embracing diversity.

Ciber is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Together we work to create and maintain an environment where everyone feels valued, included, and respected.

At Ciber, our differences are embraced and celebrated.

Ciber Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Ciber is proud to be recognized as a National Minority Supplier.

National MBE Certification has been issued to Ciber Global, LLC by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council.

About Ciber Founded in 1974, Ciber partners with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value.

Ciber Global is a consulting, outsourcing and business solutions integration provider and partner with offices across the United States and India.

Ciber’s strength is enhanced by its parent company, HTC Global, a growing technology innovation and execution leader with 11,000 employees worldwide.

HTC Global helps its clients reimagine technology to reach business goals.