Scrum Master

El Segundo, CA 90245

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scrum Master Job Number: 19813

Scrum Master

Be a part of a team managing strategic and product innovation projects in a fast-paced environment. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership qualities and 5+ years of agile/project management experience with demonstrated history of working with in an agile or hybrid (waterfall/agile) environment. 

Must be able to adapt to the organization’ s needs (not everything will be black and white— truly agile or truly waterfall) The candidate must be patient with our business stakeholders and can explain SCRUM terminology. 

Truly be able to keep the team motivated and explain the self-service nature of story & capacity planning. Must have the natural ability to understand product priorities and understand the resources necessary to deliver to the sprint plan 

SCRUM Master & Agile Execution 

Facilitate Agile ceremonies: daily scrums, story grooming, sprint planning, stakeholder demos, and retrospectives 
Track and manage dependencies (internal/external) 
Manage release deployment activities 
Provide guidance to product owner on user story creation 
Assist product manager in product backlog grooming 
Monitor and track metrics in Jira 
Facilitate release planning 
Generate and submit weekly status reports via Jira 
Track impediments 
Review/track daily burn down charts in Jira 
The ability to evaluate capacity (in points & hours) and propose resourcing plans 
Understand the priorities 
Ability to link stories to a common backlog for managers to evaluate their employee capacity effectively 
Ability to release plan 
Product Innovation SCRUM Master 

Take design requirements and transform them into stories for the technical teams to produce low-medium fidelity prototypes for testing. 

Familiarity with design thinking, design sprints 
Assist in the development of business cases, epics, features, stories or other requirement documents 
Assist in holding hack-a-thons and creating plans from the fall out with the ability to track tasks until prototypes have reached completion 
Ensure technical teams are held accountable into delivering on time and on schedule 
Propose realistic deadlines based on the teams needs 
Hold all SCRUM ceremonies 
Experience & Qualifications 

Bachelor' s degree, preferably in management information system, business management or other related field. 
5+ years of demonstrated business experience, with working knowledge of business analysis, process improvement, business transformation, and/or business strategy development within complex organizations and business environments. 
3+ years working in Agile, SAFe, Design Thinking & Process Improvements. 
Proven record of grasping highly complex problems and turning them into actionable plans to deliver quick time-to-value 
Preferably 3+ years of experience in large, cross-functional teams influencing key stakeholders effectively across the organization and within complex contexts. 
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, organization design and development 
Preferably proven experience or demonstrated capability in leading IT transformational initiatives in complex and dynamic environments. 
Experience with business process modeling tools and processes 
Experience with data science, business intelligence, and analytics is preferred 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

Atlassian tools knowledge (Jira and Confluence) is a must! 
Knowledge of SAFe Agile methodology nice-to-have 
Education or experience with design thinking & best practices a must 
Familiarity with Aha! Is a nice-to-have 
Has the ability to develop and communicate plans, sprint schedules etc. while inspiring, motivating & influencing the organization 
Demonstrated ability and influence to effectively navigate complex organizational, process, technical and political challenges 
Experience working with full stack (hardware, firmware, software) engineering teams preferred 
Customer service attitude and orientation 
Ability to convey information in accurate and consumable models 
Strong vendor management and partner relation skills to identify and leverage resources internal and external to the enterprise to enhance capabilities that support business objectives. 
Ability to make decisions and recommendations on complex issues and present 
Presents thoughts effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization including senior leaders 
Effective facilitation skills within small or large group settings 
Ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected information, identify patterns, and articulate organizational relevance 
Uses logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solution 
Creative, solution-oriented mindset 
Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis 
Experience with data science and data engineering preferred 
Experience with IOT (internet of things) products preferred

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