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Scrum Master in Tampa, FL at Strategic Staffing Solutions

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

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JobID: 139303

The Sr. Scrum Master conducts all agile ceremonies within a development team from daily stand-up to sprint retrospective. Within these ceremonies, the Sr. Scrum Master promotes a culture of continuous improvement by mitigating team impediments, seeking productivity improvements, and empowering others. The Sr. Scrum Master is responsible for growing team maturity and escalating impediments and other team/individual observations to the engineering manager/director. This is not a Project Manager opening, really looking for the Scrum Master titles/hands on experience. 

Title: Sr. Scrum Master
Role Type: W2
Location: Tampa, FL
Duration: 12-18 Months
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week 

How to Apply: Send resume in MS word format to, Monnisha Booker, Sourcing Specialist, at Reference JO# 139303.

General Summary: Your role will be as servant leader for 2 – 3 scrum teams currently operating within the Agile framework. Leads development teams through more complex situations. May lead teams that are less mature, in order to increase and grow scrum maturity. Works independently and represents scrum masters across the organization. Guides teams through completion of milestones associated with the most complex/critical/valuable products. Use quantitative metrics and qualitative insights to discover and highlight for the team cause for celebration and opportunities for continuous improvement. 

Top Criteria: 
- The biggest things I look for in contractors: Experience (multiple companies/industries and 3+ years expereince) and mindset (growth/agile). The experience part can be extracted from resumes, but the mindset usually requires the interview to determine 

Knowledge and Abilities: 
• BA/BS Degree (or equivalent experience) 
• At least 8 – 12 years’ experience as a scrum master for multiple scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations/cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.). 
• Skilled and knowledgeable of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment of others, and transparency. 
• Experience applying numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.). 
• Ability to work in other frameworks beyond scrum (such as Kanban, XP). 
• High emotional intelligence. 
• Track record of continued and recent education in scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, and self-study. Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques (user stores, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, agile games. 
• Previous leadership experience a plus; including excellent teaching, coaching and mentoring skills. 

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – active preferred and or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) – active preferred 

Additional Info: 
- Looking for a true Scrum Master (certified would be a plus) 
- Upper level Scrum Master would be ideal 
- Will look at candidates that have used other Framework like Kanban 
- Ideal candidate would be transparent, self-management, and able to collaborate 
- If travel, it will be very minimal 
- Need to have the "real world" experience 
- Eventually looking to grow these people into coaches 
- Previous Agile/Waterfall experience (scaled Agile) 
- Need candidates that are going to provide options to the groups 

The S3 Difference
The global mission of S3 is to build trusting relationships and deliver solutions that positively impact our customers, our consultants, and our communities.  The four pillars of our company are to:
•         Set the bar high for what a company should do
•         Create jobs
•         Offer people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life
•         Improve the communities where we live and work through volunteering and charitable giving
As an S3 employee, you’re eligible for a full benefits package that may include:

•         Medical Insurance
•         Dental Insurance
•         Vision Insurance
•         401(k) Plan
•         Vacation Package
•         Life & Disability Insurance Plans
•         Flexible Spending Accounts
•         Tuition Reimbursement