SCRUM Master

TSource is looking for an experienced Srcrum Master to join an enterprise organization for a long term contract-to-hire position.

*** Good Salesforce Experience with technical knowledge is required. Experience interacting with the devOps model and having a strong understanding of the underlying data structures is required. ***

PROJECT: Salesforce project builds features that enhances the capabilities of an existing legacy system which is heavily dependent on data.

IDEAL BACKGROUND:
∙ Very strong Salesforce experience 3 + years of Salesforce experience) with technical understanding and knowledge about Devops.
∙ Strong leader with ability to act as a liaison between business, architects and development and testing team.
∙ Good technical knowledge about Salesforce implementation and SQL Server DB
∙ Very strong scaled agile fundamentals ; Preference given to SAFe certified scrum master
∙ Ability to work independently as well as a team member
∙ Ability to report to senior leadership PI/Sprint Progress, risks and release timelines.
∙ Ability to coordinate and plan releases

TOP REQUIREMENTS:
∙ Very strong Salesforce experience with technical understanding and experienced with DevOps model (2-3 years of DW experience)
∙ Strong leader with ability to act as a liaison between business, architects and development and testing team.
∙ SAFe certified scrum master

*** What experience will set candidates apart from one another? Hands on prior experience leading a Salesforce team , SAFe certified scrum master and ability to create progress reports for senior leadership.

Essential Duties:
∙ Doing everything possible to ensure delighting customers
∙ Guiding the team(s) and the organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
∙ Guiding the team(s) on how to get the most out of self-organization
∙ Guiding the team(s) on self-organizing to fully realize the potential of Agile/Scrum frameworks
∙ Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team(s) 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(s) 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 of 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 with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
∙ Providing all support to the team(s) using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
∙ Perform as an evangelist for Optum’s internal implementation of SAFe (SAFe + PLM)
∙ Helping the department and Optum mature out of legacy processes
∙ Mentor junior Scrum Masters towards improvement
Required Skills/Experience:
∙ First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I, SAFe Agilest or Practitioner)
∙ 5 years of experience in a Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
∙ Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
∙ Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for eliciting change in team behavior (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):
∙ Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II, SPCT 4++)
∙ Knowledge of other agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
∙ Knowledge and/or 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 (.Net, Java, or other web development languages)
∙ Previous experience as a development team lead
∙ Excellent communication and mentoring skills
∙ Contributions to the public around agile practices


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