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Scrum Master for Agile Projects - Contract

Company: Atlantic Partners Co.
Location: New York
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Job Description:

Our direct client is seeking a Scrum Master for Agile Projects for their New York, NY location. This is a contract opportunity.Position Description: The selected candidate will become a member of the Mortgages technology group as a Scrum Master for Agile Projects. The ideal candidate embodies the core values being client focused, lead with excellence, do the right thing, and team oriented. The candidate brings knowledge of Agile principles and ceremonies, experiences in collaboration across complex organizations, removing impediments, and ensuring team progress towards their missions and deliverables. In addition, the individual will be leading release management activities and responsible for coordinating efforts with a vendor for the origination system. This role will report to an Executive Director in Mortgages. Responsibilities: Serve as Scrum Master leading Agile teams focusing on enhancements and upgrades for the 3rd party origination system. Scope includes improvements on data monitoring and controls, fees and pricing adjustments, migrate to new versions of the origination system including to a cloud-based platform Promote Agile culture, values, behaviors, and principles across business, development and testing organizations Create a collaborative team environment, partner with Agile Coach to provide constructive feedback for continuous agile improvement Develop team norms and balance workload for onshore and offshore developers, testers and Product Owners. Plan and conduct Agile meetings/ceremonies Sprint planning, host story groomings, daily stand up, test plan and test cases reviews, sprint demos, retrospectives etc. Review and manage backlog and in-progress items to ensure the latest work status is captured and updated as appropriate. Maintain team metrics and report project statuses (e.g., velocity/burn down charts, financial status, issues/risks, etc.) on a regular basis to Product Owner, and to senior stakeholders. Takes ownership to drive through resolutions of issues or blockers, coordinate directly with other development/product teams on inter-dependencies or through scrum-0f-scrum ceremony Takes a lead role in overall mortgage release management, which includes end-to-end regression test coordination, ensure SDLC artifact adherence runbook coordination and deployment support. Coordinate with vendor on deployment preparations and execution: deployment script management, support team review and documentations, host deployment verification calls and lead on deployment issue resolutions Oversee Production issues and infrastructure changes on origination system; Partner with Product Owner on impact assessment and prioritization on production issues Job Requirements:Required Skills: 8-10 years in a large complex banking organization or major consulting organization acting in a scrum master or project management capacity. Highly versed in Agile Scrum and Kanban methodologies. Technical background in integration, development, testing, and/or infrastructure. Quick learner capable to understand and drive through front-to-back solutions and dive deep as needed Excellent relationship management, communication, teamwork, and influence skills; ability to operate at senior levels in both written and verbal communications. Ability to develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents; including identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path. Experience estimating resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. Ability to proactively manage change in project scope, identify potential issues, and devise contingency Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong familiarity with Agile project management software/tools (e.g., JIRA, etc.). Proficient with MS Office applications: Excel, MS Project, Visio, Word, and PowerPoint. Desired Skills: Mortgage origination experience Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification by Jobble

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