Scrum Master 

Location: Bay Area, CA, United States
Date Posted: 20-02-2018
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Job Title: Scrum Master 
Job ID #: 180236
Location:  Bay Area, CA 

Duration: Long-Term
Start Date: ASAP
Interview Type: Phone & Skype
Job Description 
Summary:   An experienced Scrum Master with project/program management experience who has worked on complex, enterprise projects where multiple cross-functional teams must interact and collaborate.  A self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills.  Experience in JIRA is a must. Project team will be focused on the improvement of the enterprise visitor experience while empowering marketing/sales to engage customers in a more timely and relevant fashion.
Job Responsibilities
  • Drive discussions regarding project scope, timing, and interdependencies 
  • Own the project roadmap for the track
  • Communicate to IT leadership and project stakeholders on project status including prioritization, risks and mitigation plans to support decision making
  • Champion and evangelize best project management and scrum disciplines
  • Track and report on work within scrum team 
  • Coordinate the transformation of business requirements into executable User Stories 
  • Schedule coordinate/facilitate all relevant Scrum/Agile Ceremonies 
  • Model (Stand ups, Plannings meetings…) 
  • Identify and mitigate project risks and drive issue resolution 
  • Oversight and execution of day to day execution Scrum team activities 
  • Weekly leadership readout
  • Track action items and issues in a crisp format; help drive team to resolution.
  • Must be able to oversee, status, and track – ability to multi-task.
  • Optimize service governance including SharePoint Site and/or JIRA dashboard
Skills Needed:
  • Able to drive & execute independently with little guidance 
  • Strong communication & meeting facilitation skills, including a solid background in English and grammar.
  • Excellent organization skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly and interface diplomatically with all personnel.
  • Crisp/concise documentation skills – meeting notes, leadership summaries, PPT, etc.
  •  Must be well organized with ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with remote team members across multiple time zones
  • Experience working with an Enterprise company, managing multiple initiatives
  • Experience with JIRA and/or SharePoint
  • Knowledge of Lead Generation, Data Enrichment, and/or Enterprise landscapes a HUGE PLUS
What you need to succeed
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience as a program manager in software and/or related technology industry
  •  Desire to work in a highly productive, fast-paced team 
  • Strong communication skills – written, verbal, & presentation
  • Ability to adapt to change and manage complex situations, people and technology
  • Provide structure and process while balancing fast execution and top notch quality
  • A cut to the chase, get it done attitude with a bias to action
  • Motivated, execution-oriented high performance individual
  • Proven leadership and experience in identifying and solving broad and complex issues
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills, and ability to develop strong relationships
  • Experience in, passion for or willingness to learn about Enterprise Marketing a plus 
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