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Scrum Master

Temporary
NSW, Other
Posted on 02.07.2018
800.00 -> 950.00 per day


Our Client, NSW Government is seeking to appoint a Scrum Master to join the team on an initial 6 months contract with possibility of extension based on business requirements.

This role will work jointly with the Senior Product Owner, Program Manager, Release Train Engineer, Solution Architect, Product Owners and vendors to deliver the departments products.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Senior Product Owner, Solution Train Engineer and Program Manager with the planning of the project outcomes and scope.
  • Facilitate the daily stand-ups, retrospectives, and other ceremonies and workshops required for the agile team to accomplish their objectives.
  • Ensure that the team task board is up-to-date using Kanban walls and collaboration tools.
  • Provide advice to the project team with on agile processes, while adhering to the agile process framework.
  • Assist in the resolution of any impediments with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Manage team tracking metrics, including velocity and burn-downs, to provide accurate reconciliation and forecasting models.
  • Assist the Program Manager in the identification and tracking of risks, issues, dependencies or constraints for resolution in the appropriate channel.
  • Work with key stakeholders to understand business needs, identify product value and prioritise requirements.
  • Directing, motivating and influencing both direct and virtual team members in a matrix environment to ensure project deliverables meet agreed scope, schedule, budget and quality and assist in the upskilling of project team members in agile processes.

Selection Criteria:
  • Australian Citizen or Permanent residency essential.
  • A minimum of 3 years agile experience as a Scrum Master with demonstrated experience in managing complex IT projects to strict delivery schedules.
  • Experienced in the successful delivery of business applications using an agile delivery methodology.
  • Ability to mentor project teams in agile processes.
  • Experience in Agile development and delivery methodologies with short and frequent iterations.
  • Stakeholder management experience, strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • At least 5 years' experience in Information Technology for the development of business applications.
  • Good interpersonal skills, establishing effective relationships with fellow IT colleagues, the business and other stakeholders and effective people leadership, organisational, coordination, motivational, negotiation and dispute resolution skill.

Desirable requirements:
  • Prior higher education experience.
  • A working knowledge of Atlassian products such (i.e JIRA & Confluence).
  • An unbending will to ensure the delivery of an excellent quality product / outcome that meets with customer requirements and expectations and a professional attitude to the delivery of customer outcomes.
  • Experience in Large Scale Solution SAFe approach.

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