Scrum Master

Apex Systems
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 30, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description Apex Systems, the nations 2ndlargest Information Technology staffing organization, has an opportunity for a Scrum Master/Project Manager who will be performing the role of Agile Scrum Master to coach the team toward better solutions, improved business results and better processes. Scrum Master will coach, motivate and lead cross-functional scrum teams. Within the Technology Organization the Sr. Project Manager - Scrum Master is responsible for managing large-scale, complex projects from initiation through closure. These initiatives will involve daily hands on management of technology activities utilizing Agile and Scrum based software development practices; with additional responsibilities to include non-technical tasks such as user training, business process reengineering and organizational change. This role requires a wide range of leadership competencies, technical (PM) experience and communications skills. Responsible for managing projects using the client Work Life Cycle and standard processes, tools and methodologies, which include the development of the scope of work and the management of time, cost, risk, and communications. The position operates in a matrix environment, developing multi-talented, cross-functional teams and guiding them through processes that most effectively deliver business solutions. This is a long term contract for a Fortune 500 company in the Hartford, CT area. If interested, send a resume to Carolyn Vojick, Senior PMO Recruiter, via. To view all jobs from Apex, and/or sign up to receive posting alerts that match your criteria, join our Talent Network via.
Perks for Scrum Master:
  • Working for a Fortune 500 company
  • Direct deposit, immediate 401k contribution, weekly pay
  • Access to upcoming and recorded training webinars by PMI thought leaders which include the PMBOK Risk Management Chapter Lead Author, Editor of ProjectBestPractices newsletter, and more (our video archive has 10+ trainings geared towards PMs worth PDUs)
Basic Qualifications:
* Minimum of 10 years of experience managing formal application software development projects and/or functional organizations
* Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies developing software applications, playing the role of scrum master effectively
* Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a technology organization or media organization
* General understanding of data-driven projects/solutions
* General understanding of clients business and operating model with the ability to come up to speed quickly in new environments /businesses
Preferred Qualifications:
* PMI Certification preferred with thorough understanding of Project Management Methodologies & Techniques
* CSM Certification preferred with thorough understanding Agile/Scrum methodologies
Description/Comment: * Manages all aspects of software development based projects from Initiation through Closure. * Plans, coordinates and directs all activities associated with developing project plans, communication plans, project schedules, etc. by adapting PM fundamentals to best support assigned projects * Leverage significant experience with Agile and SCRUM methodologies to lead project teams on a daily basis to the successful delivery of software development related projects * Able to assess the work priorities and determine if Kanban is a good candidate as delivery mechanism * Responsible for team dynamics, morale and motivation * Builds a team where all members and points of view are respected * Develops and maintains project plans * Lead Project Teams through identifying and managing risk and the resolution of issues * Accountable for delivering quality solutions that provide desired business benefits and/or solve business problems - on-time & within budget * Able to quickly solve complex problems in a challenging, dynamic environment with minimal direction * Frequently communicates with business and technical senior management, project teams and stakeholders * Effectively communicates complex and/or difficult information to both technical and non-technical audiences, including Executives * Communicates to convince and influence key decision-makers / stakeholders in a manner that best serves the client * Able to collaborate with Technical Product Management team to help document work intake and priorities and see them through execution * Able to collaborate with cross-functional teams that have competing projects and priorities * Facilitator - must be able to: - Facilitate meetings / workshops with large groups of people beyond the project team - Facilitate the project team through the resolution of complex issues - Ensure group participation - Drive workshop/meeting to conclusion and/or actionable outcome - Develop and deliver outcomes/results/notes in a manor appropriate to the level of the group