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Scrum Master/ Agile Coach

Company: Modis
Location: Pomona
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

At Modis, we use our insight, knowledge, and global resources to make exceptional connections every day. With 60 branch offices located strategically throughout North America, we are positioned perfectly to deliver the industry's top talent to each of our clients. Clients choose Modis as their workforce partner to solve staffing challenges that range from locating hard-to-find niche talent to completing quick-fill demands. Position: Scrum Master/Agile Coach Type: Direct Hire Rate: DOE Location: Pomona, CA Summary The Scrum Master/Agile Coach helps teams embrace Agile core values and teaches them how to apply Agile principles and practices. The role is a highly visible as it collaborates with various levels of IT and PMO leadership. The position is responsible for coaching and developing teams by providing direction, creating opportunities for engagement, and removing impediments to support the company---s overall strategy and objectives. Key Responsibilities: Facilitates and maintains consistent and beneficial Agile Process methodologies within a software development team by conducting daily standups, sprint retrospective, sprint planning, grooming, sprint review ceremonies, etc. Works with Product Owners and Stakeholders to identify and clarify priority of project-related needs Ensures collaboration to create an understanding of user needs and timely delivery of user stories, wireframes, and other required artifacts needed for the overall success of a project Works with the Product Owner to ensure that the team's backlog is well groomed and actionable - defining acceptable states of issues Helps determine and maintain overall team velocity and capacity with regards to the team's roadmap of projects and planning/prioritization Escalates issues of concern or risk related to deliverables and can work with Stakeholders and Developments Managers to address or mitigate such issues Works with multiple teams in a Scrum Master role and is focused on the successful processes and outcomes related to those teams Defines, standardizes, and sets consistent processes throughout the engineering organization Works with the leadership to focus the team's work effort, addresses risks/areas of concerns, provides feedback, and supports the health of the team Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization Coaches teams on agile cultures, values, principles, and practices including agile product and project management and continuous improvement Ensures Product teams understand the business, product vision, and sprint goals. Develop and negotiate effective user stories, acceptance criteria, and definition of done for the teams. Coaches Product teams to ensure sprint backlogs are well managed, commitments are adhered to, stories are swarmed, sprint goals are predictably delivered, quality and performance expectations are met. Works with the leadership to focus the team's work effort, address risks/areas of concerns, provide feedback, and support the health of the team. Collaborates with teams across the enterprise to educate on agile principles, best practices, and tools to improve productivity Works with Product Owners to develop release plans and ensure product backlogs are deep, healthy, and well groomed Core Competencies Required knowledge, skills and abilities Demonstrate successful facilitation skills Ability to encourage workers & leadership team to embrace Agile methodology Knowledgeable in Agile scaled models Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Well versed in adult learning methodologies In-depth understanding of Organizational Behavior Strong executive presence and ability to communicate with all levels Ability to strategize and customize plans based on needs of the department and/organization Required Education & Experience Bachelor---s Degree (BA) in Computer Science or closely related field Minimum of 5-7 years of Agile experience Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Scrum Master for software development teams Ability to instill Agile values and make teams productive at any level of maturity Demonstrated ability to coach teams in Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc Minimum 3-4 years--- experience with Confluence, Jira, or similar Agile tracking tools In-depth understanding of Scrum and Kanban Ability to provide continuous guidance on Agile practices, techniques, and responsibilities Ability to coach teams on Agile practices with the ability to help them make the mindset shifts needed to achieve high performance Preferred Education & Experience Scrum Alliance CSM or CSP certification or PMIs Agile Certified Professional (ACP) Experience with SAFe If interested, please apply, and share your resume at Priyanka.khuranamodis.com

Keywords: Modis, Pomona , Scrum Master/ Agile Coach, IT / Software / Systems , Pomona, California

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