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Scrum Master

Role: Contract, potential conversion in 2023/2024

Location: Minneapolis *Candidates must live within 50 miles of Minneapolis and be able/willing to go onsite on occasion for team meetings.

IT Scrum Master is responsible for helping team members through successful and quality product delivery for their corresponding business and information technology stakeholders. This position requires a servant-leader mindset as well as one who can enforce the values, principles and practices of Agile through rules that the product team has agreed upon. The position will require cross-communication with other teams and communication to senior business and IT leadership as required.

 

The Scrum Master will be expected to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations while balancing competing demands among requirements/scope, time and budget. This expectation will require the management and prioritization of the product backlog.  The Scrum Master will work with their corresponding Product Owner for the identification and prioritization of backlog items. 

 

This role will be responsible for ensuring delivery timelines and maintaining capital and expense budget while adhering to agile values, principles and practices. This role is responsible for producing artifacts and communicating sprint and release metrics and progress.

 

This role ensures that the development team is free from distraction – whether that be competing work priorities or potential interruption or impediments. This will be done by acting as a facilitator and “buffer” between any external or internal influences. The Scrum Master seeks to consistently challenge the development team to incorporate best practices, increase productivity, and ensure quality.

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Effective meeting facilitation

  • Experience leading IT project delivery with experience and knowledge particular challenges of enterprise data management products in an agile environment

  • Strong understanding of Agile principles and methodologies (Scrum/Lean/Kanban). Strong understanding of Scrum tools and concepts (Release Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Burndown, Velocity, User Stories, Complexity, Estimating, Story Boarding/Mapping, Definition of Done, etc.)

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

This serves as notice per Iowa drug testing notification laws; applicants that reside in Iowa are subject to drug testing.