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Veterans Preferred - Scrum Master/Agile Coach

Company: MODIS
Location: Pomona
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. - -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


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.khurana@modis.com

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.modis.com/en-us/candidate-privacy

The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Keywords: MODIS, Pomona , Veterans Preferred - Scrum Master/Agile Coach, Other , Pomona, California

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