Senior Scrum Master in McLean, VA at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 6/22/2020

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    McLean, VA
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Job Description

Immediate need for a talented Senior Scrum Master with experience in the Financial and Banking Industry. This is a 3+ Months Contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in McLean, VA. Please review the job description below.
Job ID: 20-18031

Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • Main point of contact for the Agile Delivery Team and is solely responsible for planning and facilitation of all Agile ceremonies, delivery, timelines, and adoption of tools
  • Ensures team(s) maintain focus on quality and continuous delivery
  • Understands and coaches the team on delivery controls/compliance to minimize operational/reputational risk
  • Understands and supports the product and technical strategies
  • Understands/stays current on domain architecture and targets to identify upstream/downstream dependencies and to support the team in risk management
  • Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required)
  • Facilitate PI Planning with the PO and team to identify OKRs, prioritize epics, estimate stories, and identify dependencies, risks, and mitigation strategies
  • Manages JIRA / Backlog and organizes and reports progress on epics
  • Facilitates mid-PI check ins
  • Own stakeholder communication and provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments, timelines, and progress (e.g. S2s, release announcements)
  • Facilitate engagement with the 'right' people and help build bridges where gaps are identified
  • Integrates Agile & Lean principles into team practices and work products
  • Coaches Product Owner/team on backlog refinement and prioritization
  • Suggests reassignment of work as makes sense based on allocation and priority
  • Ability to assist in translation of requirements into user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Manage agile metrics to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve
  • Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery
  • Understands and encourages team's engineering innovation and improvement (XP engineering practices, Dev Ops, etc.)
  • Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • 5+ Years of Agile experience
  • Scrum Alliance CSM, CSP certification, PMI-ACP, Certified SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM), Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master, Certified SAFe® Practitioner, or Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer
  • At least 2 year of experience using Jira
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Relationship management and ability to navigate difficult situation
  • Former , experience or previous banking, audit/compliance experience
  • Extensive JIRA experience
  • JIRA Align Experience
Our client is a leading Financial and Banking Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. If you are interested in this position, please apply online for immediate consideration.  J2W:CB3