Kforce has a client in Beaverton, OR that is seeking a Scrum Master.
The Scrum Master will operate as a team-based servant leader in service to the team's needs
Ensure the teams is practicing Agile principles
Partner with, coaches, and supports Technical Product Manager in managing the backlog to ensure it is properly prioritized and appropriately sized
Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies (backlog refinement, Sprint planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, demos)
Help prepare the team for and facilitate squad level Quarterly Planning activities
Establish, track and communicate agile metrics (such as team velocity and sprint progress/burn down chart)
Facilitate alignment and assist Technical Product Manager and Agile Team with meeting appropriate commitments
As a Scrum Master, you will protect the team from interruptions and distractions to clear a path for throughput
Identifiy, remove and/or escalate risks, roadblocks, and cross team dependencies that are unresolvable by the team and interfere with the team's ability to deliver commitments
Accountable for promoting continuous improvement by coaching the team to use metrics to identify and measure progress
Interact with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization and cross-squad/cross-functional collaboration on delivery execution
Continuously learn new approaches to facilitation, agile best practices and how to improve team dynamics
The Scrum Master will help the Team to focus on delivery of high quality stories on a predictable, sustainable cadence
MS/BS degree in IT or related field
Relevant certification in the scrum/agile field is preferred: Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
3-5 years of relevant work experience i.e on Agile
Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools (eg. Jira, VersionOne)
Familiarity or experience with other agile methodologies such as LEAN, Kanban, SAFe, XP Programming, etc.
In-depth understanding of Agile Principles and how they apply in workplace culture
Strong facilitation and coaching skills within teams and groups
Experience resolving issues across teams
Effective communication, team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring, and servantleadership skills
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.