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Scrum Master
Summary
Title:Scrum Master
ID:APRACT272
Labor Type:Contract
Posting #:APRACT272
Location:Iowa City, Iowa
Compensation:$68.00 - $74.00 per hour
Description
W-2 Highly Preferred!
Must be able to work Onsite Only!

Scrum Master
6 - 12 Month Contract
Monday - Friday 1st Shift

Position Specific Requirements:
Scrum Master on service scrum teams to drive implementation of client's core capabilities.

Essential Duties:
- Strongly serving and supporting the Product and Service Owners and Scrum Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers
- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile.
- Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
- Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Scrum Team on how to get the most of out self organization
- Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Scrum Team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team 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 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 and Service Owners, especially with respect to refining(aka grooming) and managing the product backlog.

Required Skills/Experience
- First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM )
- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software Scrum Team
- 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 filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous burn down techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
- The ability to distinguish between what "is Scrum" what is "not Scrum"

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):
- Second or Third level Scrum Master certification (PSM II, PSM III, CSP, CTC)
- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software Scrum Team.
- Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)
- Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self study, etc.
- Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: 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
- Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous burn down techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
- Previous experience as a collaborative leader
- Excellent communication and mentoring skills
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