Scrum Master IV - W2 Eligible Only


Our client is looking for a Scrum Master to join their team in Charlotte, NC. This is a Contract-to-Hire position.


  • Facilitates the sizing of stories during the planning sprint, backlog grooming, or sprint planning sessions for the team
  • Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with business owners, product owners, project sponsors, vendors and key clients
  • Facilitates Agile ceremonies for 1-2 teams
  • Uses historical velocity and planned velocity to assist team with commitments
  • Works with the project sponsor and product owner to determine staffing requirements
  • Assist with identifying which resources need to be procured outside the organization
  • Involves team in identifying and removing impediments and known risks through analysis and prioritization
  • Maintains risk register and escalates where needed
  • Utilizes standardized tools and techniques for estimating costs associated with a project including physical, financial and human capital costs
  • Continuously monitors the actual cost of a project versus the budget
  • Reviews expenditures and evaluates factors that may potentially cause cost changes
  • Conducts in-depth root cause analysis of project budget discrepancies
  • Effectively utilizes progress indicators such as burn-down and burn-up charts
  • Utilizes the team “definition of done” to guide the team during their sprint commitments
  • Uses collaborative engagement techniques
  • Fosters self-accountability
  • Escalates where needed
  • Ensures scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests and critical issues are effectively communicated to the client and project team
  • Looks for opportunities to teach and mentor the team
  • Guides the team by providing meaningful feedback
  • Participates in setting best practices
  • Effectively facilitates retrospectives to pull actionable changes for the team
  • Conducts formal review with business sponsor at project completion to confirm acceptance and satisfaction
  • Tracks and measures client satisfaction levels and make and implement recommendations
  • Generates appropriate communication, process and educational plans for mitigating the disruption of change while facilitating identification and removal of obstacles to change

Experience & Knowledge

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of ScrumMaster experience
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM or related certification strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of information technology experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience
  • 3 or more years managing projects
  • Thorough understanding of agile and waterfall methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Experience working with both agile and waterfall methodologies on large scale, technically complex projects
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery
  • Experience with relevant business software (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Team Foundation Server)
  • Experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server Agile, Jira or similar tool
  • Controls a program level view and status and uses the information in Clarity/Open Workbench to communicate on multiple projects and programs at a time
  • Able to use Clarity/Open Workbench tool to determine how the intersection of multiple projects and programs impacts the department
  • Able to use the Clarity/Open Workbench tool develop departmental budgets
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams
  • Situational awareness of when to listen and when to be assertive
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to keep team engaged and on task

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