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RCM Technologies Sr. Scrum Master in Los Angeles, California

Reference # :21-00025Title :Sr. Scrum MasterLocation :Los Angeles, CAPosition Type :Right to HireExperience Level :Start Date :01/25/2021 DescriptionRCM Technologies is a leading provider of IT Business Solutions and Engineering Services to over 1,000 clients in the commercial and government sectors. RCM partners with clients to define implement and manage a broad range of technologies across multiple platforms, systems, and networks. Our broad geographic presence ensures that a proven and reliable tactical and strategic capability is available and deployable virtually everywhere in North America.Position Title:Sr. Scrum MasterPosition Scope:Guides and coaches the Agile/Scrum Team using Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to customers. Facilitates and supports all Scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Demos and Sprint Retrospective.Position Purpose:Coaches the team in self-organization, cross-functional skill set, domain knowledge and communicates effectively, both internally and externally working within the team. Facilitates activities to support a high performing team by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques.Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring industry best practices are understood and the team adheres to the Agile Manifesto principles and practices as well as to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines.

  • Resolves team impediments with other team members and other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness in the organization.

  • Works with Agile coaches and other Scrum Masters to grow within the role.

  • Contributes to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the organization.

  • Acts as a leader who coaches and supports Agile teams assigned to product portfolio work and to a lesser degree, important department initiatives and applicable portions of corporate projects and initiatives.

  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

  • Facilitates getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

  • Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.

  • Provides support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.

Works Closely with:Agile Team, as well as internal and external stakeholdersRequired Experience, Education, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years of product or project development experience, or 4 years of project development experience on an Agile Team or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I).

  • Experience being in the Scrum Master role for at least 4-5 years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

  • Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organization and an understanding of facilitation techniques.

  • Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel.

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Scrum, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, etc.

  • Experience with Atlassian tools: Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket

  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, A-CSM, PSM II)

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least 5-7 years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory

  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

  • Previous experience as a software engineer, product manager or combination of both.

  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

  • Previous experience as a team lead

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

  • Experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical industry

Working Conditions:

  • Overtime may be required in meet project deadlines.

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects

RCMTechnologies, (USA) Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. RCMT encourages applicants of all ages.

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