Title : Scrum master
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 12 month
Technical Project Manager / Scrum Master
Certified Scrum Master (or ScrumMaster)
The Scrum Master will ensure agile best practices and values are followed by their assigned team in Comcast’s e-Business group as it designs and builds cutting-edge public-facing websites built for desktop and mobile devices that have content managed in Sitecore (using ASP.NET) and are integrated with multiple back-end systems. They will recognize and remove impediments, protect the team from external distractions and keep the team on-track to ensure delivery against stated goals. The Scrum Master will focus on achieving the best performance from the team while coaching its members to be accountable their commitments.
Qualified candidates with have experience serving as the Scrum Master on teams that closely follow agile practices to build large scale, public-facing web applications with cutting-edge user interfaces. They will possess an expert understanding of how Scrum and other agile frameworks work to deliver business value and how various practices can and should evolve. They must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills to address issues with team dynamics, excel at coaching team members around agile concepts and be a leader that will motivate the team to do its best work.
Plan and facilitate all standard ceremonies and activities including: sprint planning, release planning, daily Scrum, backlog grooming, sprint reviews and retrospectives
Regularly analyze key metrics impacting the velocity / performance of the team and produce and share status reports that highlight any issues / blockers
Engages with any needed business entity to help remove obstacles to his or her teams being able to deliver on stated goals and influences working agreements
Engages and assists the product owner to ensure that user stories are properly articulated, prioritized and detailed
Works to identify blocked or stalled stories and influences the team to resolve the issues
Participate in Scrum-of-Scrums
Provide training to new team members regarding the Scrum framework as well as the use of Rally; identify additional training needs of team and individual members
Ensures that Scrum framework is utilized in a manner consistent with the corporate framework
Dedicated to continuous process improvement through feedback loops, coaching, retrospectives, and individual improvement
Required Skills / Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
Last Updated: 2/16/2015
Certified Scrum Master (CSM from Scrum Alliance) and/or Professional Scrum Master (PSM from Scrum.org)
5+ Years of Experience in Scrum Master Role on multiple teams and groups / companies developing Web Applications
3+ Years of Experience using Rally, Version 1 or comparable tool
Experience on brand new development teams (from sprint 0)
Desired Skills / Experience:
Experience on teams developing large scale, public-facing web applications with cutting-edge user interfaces that are integrated with a CMS.
Strong communication skills (written, interpersonal, presentation), with the ability to easily and effectively coach / mentor team members and interact with business stakeholders.
Passion for continuous process improvement
Ability to rapidly re-prioritize and handle shifting priorities while demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and adaptability
Ability to effectively deal with ambiguity, uncertainty, and incomplete information when evaluating alternatives and making recommendations
Creative and abstract thinking skills to envision and design innovative solutions to business opportunities and challenges
Must have “can do” / “will do” attitude.
Must be a team player - highly adaptive, resourceful, responsive, enjoys learning and sharing."
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