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Scrum Master



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The Scrum master will coordinate daily work with scrum stand-up, assist dev manager, facilitate Scrum Ceremonies

Contractor’s Role: The Scrum Master facilitates the planning, tracking, communication and coordination of activities for an Agile project delivery team. This role requires solid practical experience and techniques in both Agile and project management. As a Scrum Master, the role includes collaborating intensively with their team members across both Business and Technology disciplines providing mentoring and coaching around Agile principles and practices. He/she aids with the resolution of blocking challenges and provides outward communication for the team to external stakeholders.

Experience: 4+ years as a Scrum master


• Intermediate to advanced understanding of basic software development methodologies and fundamentals (Agile, SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Waterfall, etc.).

• Experience with developing, testing and deploying software utilizing a rapid, iterative delivery method.

• Understanding of all facets of the software development life cycle including: planning, requirements management, development, quality assurance, change management and release management.

• Exposure or awareness of continuous integration and test-driven development practices, test automation and tools.

• Experience with Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools (JIRA, Rally, VersionOne).

•Under SDCL

Tasks & Responsibilities:

1. Able to organize, moderate and demonstrate value-add principles and practices to the teams, with an emphasis on leveraging the benefits of Agile, facilitating continuous improvement and enabling teams to be self-empowered

2. Experience with developing and executing plans and roadmaps, developing and delivering status reports, meeting deadlines, coordinating timelines and efforts and operating under tight time constraints.

3. Advanced interpersonal skills – able to establish strong working relationships and promote bi-directional communication within and across multiple business and technology teams.

4. Strong leadership and organizational skills with excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, project management, and individual and team building skills.

5. Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

6. Able to effectively facilitate discussions and suggest alternative approaches.

7. Be transparent and provide visibility to Business and Technology.

8. Develop and grow trust across the project team(s), Business and Technology.

9. Collaborate closely with pmo team to facilitate change

10. Strong formal meeting facilitation skills including meetings that support the Agile meeting cadence

11. Ability to balance workload between scrum master and project management responsibilities


Scrum, Agile, Financial Services

Top Skills Details:

Scrum, Agile

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Financial Services experience is a plus

About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Jean Chambers

Phone: (410) 579-3072


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