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Scrum Master/Agile Project Manager

WebAssign is looking for an experienced Agile Project Manager who will help ensure the success of complex cross-functional engineering projects by acting as an Agile coach, project manager, and process facilitator. The successful candidate will be a servant-leader, willing to put the glory of team before his/her own. He or she will be responsible for helping to establish and refine WebAssign’s implementation of Agile development (especially Scrum, Kanban, and XP), and leading the engineering teams to successfully follow the framework. It is also expected that the new Scrum Master will promote self-organization and self-direction within the teams and consistently work to improve our quality and productivity.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Organize and facilitate release & sprint planning, release & sprint retrospectives, daily stand-ups, and inter-team dependency meetings
  • Ensure that impediments and distractions are removed
  • Track and communicate team velocity and progress of release & sprint
  • Maintain information radiators that keep stakeholders and developers informed
  • Coach team to become self-organized and able to hit commitments at high level of quality
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution amongst team members
  • Publish and maintain Agile process documentation
  • Facilitate our Scrum of Scrums
  • Lead training workshops to teach developers and others at WebAsssign about Agile development
  • Become an active member of the local and online Agile community

Qualifications

  • Ability to coach Scrum teams to help them become high-performing teams
  • In-depth, critical understanding of Agile software development principles and procedures
  • Ability to work collaboratively, under little direction, with developers, product owners, Engineering managers, and other scrum masters
  • At least 1 year of full-time scrum master experience and 3 years of project management experience
  • Thorough understanding of SDLC
  • High-level understanding of technical issues
  • Servant-leader mindset and approach to leadership

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to simultaneously scrum master multiple teams
  • Experience with development in a LAMP environment
  • Ability to incorporate Lean software development principles into Agile framework
  • 3+ years of full-time scrum master experience

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Certified Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Master certification or PMI certification

Please send resume and salary requirements to jobs@webassign.net. No phone calls please.

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