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Deloitte Agile/Scrum Master - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, Georgia

Agile/Scrum Master - Senior Consultant

As an Agile/Scrum Master-Senior Consultant you will be responsible to guide cross functional teams to deliver innovative products at market speed using Agile/Scrum principles. Must be able to coach teams and facilitate scrum ceremonies such as release planning, sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint demo, sprint review and retrospectives. Ideal candidate must be able to build self-organized, self-governed, sustainable, high performing teams that strive to deliver continuously, look for continuous improvement opportunities and produce highest quality product that delights the customer. The Scrum master should have demonstrated ability to communicate and articulate clearly and to all levels of the organization.

Work you'll do

The Scrum Master role involves understanding agile processes, grooming the adoption of agile mindset, partnering with scrum team and leadership, guiding, and enforcing the usage of Agile/Scrum values, creating a collaborative environment that increases participation and reduces conflicts

Must be able to

  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies

  • Remove impediments, shields the team from external distractions and minimizes disruptions so the team can deliver on commitments

  • Facilitate formulation of team working agreements, Definition of Ready (DoR), Definition of Done (DoD), workflow of user stories

  • Work closely with the Product owners to maintain a healthy backlog, prioritize backlog, maintain, and communicate minimum viable product (MVP)

  • Coach scrum team to balance technical debt against new feature delivery

  • Assist teams to write stories that satisfy INVEST criteria and help them size and slice stories when applicable

  • Assess scrum maturity of the team, draft a plan to coach the team to achieve higher maturity levels without impacting productivity

  • Build trust among team members by helping teams manage conflicts, challenges, eliminating the culture of blame with an emphasis on problem solving

  • Create a safe environment for experimentation, innovation, and communication

  • Ensure team has clearly identified goals and measurements to deliver value as planned

  • Facilitate cross team collaboration and communication

  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders and shares status

  • Establish and maintain dashboard that enhances visibility of team progress, team capacity, impediments, defect rate, backlog health, sprint velocity, sprint burn down, release metrics

Agile/Scrum Master - Senior Consultants are required to have:

  • 5+ years of relevant consulting or industry experience using Agile delivery methodology

  • Minimum of 3 year working in an Agile environment as a Scrum Master

  • Intimate knowledge of Agile and Scrum with proven experience coaching, mentoring, and teaching junior Agile practitioners

  • Experience communicating with leadership (lead through influence)

  • Experience participating in and facilitating discussions to discover solutions, capturing, and transforming business and technology requirements into high-quality User Stories and Acceptance criteria

  • Must be proficient with Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g., Jira, Rally, VersionOne, etc.) as well as with Internet research tools, presentation tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), etc.

  • Scrum Master Certification (CSM, PSM, SSM, Scrum Coach Certification Kanban, Lean, Scrum-Kanban, Rally)

  • A willingness to travel 80-100% of the time

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now, or at any time in the future

In addition, successful Scrum Master - Senior Consultants will have the following preferred background:

  • Agile Certification (SAFe, PMI ACP)

  • Product Owner certification (PSPO, CSPO)

  • Experience with Extreme Programming (XP), TDD/BDD, CI/CD is a plus

  • Exceptional problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with demonstrated experience exercising mature judgment in delicate situations

  • Should have small team leadership experience with the ability to earn trust while still challenging the team to improve and operate outside its comfort zone in an Agile environment

  • Experience implementing best practices and standards related to Agile scrum development & testing practices

  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience

  • Experience managing work planning, monitoring, and reporting

  • Experience managing requirements processes including conducting interviews and documenting requirements

  • Experience with industry standard System Development Life Cycle methodologies

  • An advanced degree in an area of specialization is a plus

Sponsorship:

  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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