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Senior Scrum Master (Makati)

Keywords / Skills : Scrum Master, agile, Agile Methodology, XP methods, test-driven development

4 - 6 years
Posted: 2018-05-24

IT/ Computers - Hardware
IT/ Computers - Software
Software Engineer/ Programmer
Posted On
24th May 2018
Job Description
Major Accountabilities

The job holder is in general accountable for the accomplishment of the following tasks & responsibilities:

• Ensure that SCRUM rules are understood and respected by the team, product owners, and product management

• Ensure that the team’s actions are always aligned with the acceptance criteria and project goals

• Minimize errors by taking an organized approach to work assignments

• Help the team identify conflicting priorities and escalates issues that cannot be resolved quickly

• Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies - Make all time boxes respected with the goal of making the team responsible for all Scrum ceremonies

• Support the team in building reasonable working agreements and become excellent self-managing team

• Gather requirements and breakdown into user stories – Coaching the Product Owner and the development team to have mastery in creating product backlog items

• Support the team during sprint planning in creating valuable tasks that will set the backlog item status to "DONE"

• Ensure that the team respects the definition of "DONE"

• Support the product owners in ensuring the items in the product backlog are in "READY" state

• Formulate creative questions that will make the team more intuitive during sprint planning, product backlog grooming

• Monitor sprint charts (burn down, cumulative etc.) and produce reports/documentations and ensure that team product owners and other stakeholders are aware of the current state of sprint/project/delivery as a whole

• Ensure day to day commitments are aligned towards the sprint goal, impediments are actioned in a timely manner and risks are identified and mitigated accordingly

• Coaches the team and Product Owner to discuss and align on the priorities and scope of work to meet the delivery/release date

• Keep team capacity updated

• Initiate discussions and coach the team how to do the discussion with product owner in case an item in the sprint is at risk

• Monitor team velocity and motivate the team to constantly increase its velocity

• Provide feedback to team leaders and release delivery managers on team member performance during evaluations

• Always challenge the product owner to improve product backlog contents quality by breaking them into more manageable items

• Always challenge the team to organize and to keep improving their skills and apply it toward more agile mind-set and way of working

• Coaching the development team and Product Owner to self-organize

• Contribute in the Scrum Master community in improving the process and introducing initiatives that will improve productivity and quality

Knowledge, Competencies & Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Equivalent

• At least 3 years’ experience as a full-time Scrum Master

• At least 5 years working experience in software development projects using agile and XP methodologies

• Experience with test-driven development (TDD) practices

• Capable of working in a pressured environment

• Good analytical skills, with a practical approach to problem-solving and a consensus builder

• A strong motivator, communicator and negotiator

• Fluent in English (spoken, written) is mandatory; other languages will be considered as assets

About Company

Quess Corp Limited is a provider of business services with headquarters based in Bangalore. Quess Corp operates in five sectors Industrials, Integrated Facility Management, People Services, Global Technology Solutions and Internet Business
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