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Added Jun 24, 2024 Scrum Master (26374) Rosement, IL | Contract Apply

Job Description

LRS has prospered for over 30 years because our corporate philosophy embraces honest, ethical and hard-working people. If that describes your approach to IT consulting, we need to talk! LRS Consulting Services is seeking a Scrum Master for a hybrid onsite, long-term contract opportunity with our client in the west suburbs of Chicago, IL!

LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you!

The Scrum Master will:
  • Ensure impediments are resolved quickly, the team follows their agreed-to team working agreements, and that there is a good relationship between the Product Owners and the development teams.
  • Establish and ensure adherence to the Scrum framework and ceremonies, including Sprint Planning, Backlog Refinement, Daily Stand-up, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.
  • Help the team define team working agreements, like a Definition of Ready and Definition of Done, and enforces the agreements.
  • Set up standard project metrics, product templates and processes and works with the teams to create the proper ceremonies and deliverables.
  • Continuously strives towards more efficient and effective Scrum teams, resulting in higher and consistent velocities as well as better software quality.
  • Clearly communicate with all stakeholders, including Product Owner and Team, manage risks and resolve impediments.
  • Apply expert level knowledge of the software development life cycle to coach teams to flawless deployments to the production environment.
  • Drive Scrum of Scrums to ensure dependencies are clearly understood and cross-team impediments are addressed.
  • Understand the big picture as well as the details and complexities of technical and functional issues, driving them to resolution.
  • Ensure the team has a healthy product and Sprint backlog (in collaboration with the PO).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years' relevant experience in Agile/Scrum enterprise environments, with minimum of 3 years' recent experience in Scrum Master roles.
  • Strong hands-on experience and subject matter expertise in Microsoft Azure DevOps.
  • Strong subject matter expertise in Agile values, principles, framework, and practices.
  • Experience leading or participating in all Agile meetings including: sprint planning, sprint grooming, review, demo, stand-up, and retrospective sessions.
  • Experience in all phases of product, software, and testing lifecycles.
  • Strong investigative and analytical skills.
  • Relevant Certifications highly preferred (e.g., CSM, A-CSM, SAFe SM or CSP designation).
  • Candidates must be fully COVID Vaccinated and Boosted
  • Candidates must be local to the Chicago Metro area with permanent authorization to work in the USA for any employer.
  • Corp to Corp candidates will not be considered.

LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status

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