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Scrum Master

Date:  Jun 20, 2022
City:  Heredia
GFT Technologies SE

Scrum Master

Job Description

Our Ideal Candidate:

 

Is an experienced Scrum Master with Agile transformation and/or experience with working on technical projects. GFT is looking for a professional to facilitate the transformation of our business requirements into epics and user stories.  The Scrum Master must have a good understanding of the software development life cycle using the Agile approach to facilitate fluid and effective work with the Scrum Team. This position requires strong analytical and communication skills. We are insatiably curious and life-long learners focused on technology and innovation and we are looking for this team members to share our vision.
 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Guides and coaches the Scrum Team on how to use Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to our customers.
  • Gets team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques.
  • Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines.
  • Facilitates and supports all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
  • Resolves team impediments with cross-functional teams and escalates as required to project leadership to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.
  • Maintains a solid knowledge base of the functional capabilities, simplifies and streamlines what was once a cumbersome, disjointed collection process by automatically incorporating data gathered across multiple channels and is a Subject Matter Expert on the various areas within the application.
  • Assists other areas in leading, directing, and reviewing all activities associated with delivering technology products.
  • Interfaces with others to define and document requirements for the product.
  • Assists others Scrum Master, Leads, and Project Manager with status reporting as requested by executive leadership.
  • Manages the product backlog with the Product Owner and different leaders to prioritize requirements, as well as define/manage the scope and sprints for the project.
  • Elicits, analyzes, specifies, and validates the business needs of stakeholders, be they customers, the project team, or end users.
  • Conducts interviews to gather customer requirements via workshops, questionnaires, surveys, workflow storyboards, use cases, scenarios, and other methods.
  • Analyzes and verifies requirements for completeness, consistency, comprehensibility, feasibility, and conformity to standards.
  • Creates documentation including requirements, user stories, acceptance criteria, feature descriptions, user guides, process flows, training materials, FAQ’s, wireframes, etc.
  • Creates process models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to developers and/or the project team.
  • Communicates changes, enhancements, and modifications of business requirements — verbally or through written documentation — to the Leads, Project Manager,  Product Owner, Sponsors, and other stakeholders so that issues and solutions are understood.
  • Responds proactively to both business and project issues and escalates appropriately.
  • Responsible for product quality, project timeliness, and customer satisfaction.

 

Skills Required:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of professional Scrum Master experience or 5 years of product development experience on an Agile Team.
  •  Must be an expert in JIRA and understand how to create stories.
  • Must have experience with initiative-level advanced roadmaps.
  • Extensive Scrum Master experience with multiple teams and ability to work with teams they are not familiar across Business Units.
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills.
  • Adept at refinement, story splitting, estimation, velocity, retrospection, and other Scrum techniques.
  • Knowledge of agile frameworks (i.e. Scrum, Kanban), and understanding of software development life cycle models along with in-depth knowledge of Agile development principles and practices.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in business analysis, technology, business administration, or a related field.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of software development lifecycles including Agile development.
  • Experience working with both onshore and offshore teams.
  • Experience in dealing with multiple projects and cross-functional teams, and ability to coordinate across teams in a large matrix organization environment.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills as well as creative problem-solving skills.
  • Possesses the ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and act on it.
  • Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail and a penchant for process improvement.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.
  • Ability to explain difficult concepts to non-technical users.
  • Demonstrated ability in applying repeatable quality assurance processes and methods to enterprise-wide technology projects or initiatives.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Visio, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

 

Nice to Have:

  • PMP certification

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