Scrum Master

Hyderabad
Posted 12 months ago

Experience: 9+ years

Location: Hyderabad

Job Description

  Competencies/Experience Needed

  • 8-10 years of total experience in working in an Agile Team in an IT role and/or in a life sciences company.
  • 3-5 years of prior experience in playing a dedicated Scrum Master role preferably using SAFe Agile methodologies.
  • Expert in guiding scrum teams with sprint planning, backlog grooming, story estimation, and dependency analysis, and proficient in identifying roadblocks and impediments to ensure smooth functioning of scrum teams.
  • Help other scrum masters or peers in project organization to adopt Agile practices.
  • Work with respective project manager and program lead on assigned duties towards managing overall program and portfolio of projects and initiatives.
  • Rapidly develops strong, mutually trusting relationships across different levels of seniority
  • Clear, concise, and persuasive communicator to stakeholders, team members, and customers across all levels of seniority.
  • Ability to influence without direct responsibility and manage upwards.
  • Demonstrates strong empathy for what individuals within these teams will be going through.
  • Flexibility to adapt and adjust methods and approaches.
  • Innovative, problem-solver mindset.
  • Ability to provide transparent, direct, and constructive feedback.
  • Ability to challenge and question assumptions, approaches, and ways of working.
  • Ability to effectively motivate and collaborate with a distributed scrum team.

Technical Skills

The ideal candidate should:

  • Hands-on working and experience with Jira and Confluence including plugins like Structure, Portfolio, Easy BI, etc. Should have in-depth knowledge of defining/ modifying Jira workflows, issue types, and custom configuration.
  • Experience in defining Scrum and Kanban boards in Jira and creating dashboards for tracking Program Increment and Sprint deliveries and backlogs. Should be proficient in report preparation and presentation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advances level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, SharePoint)
  • Experienced working in IT infrastructure projects, preferably for cloud technologies
  • Prior working knowledge with ITSM tools like Service Now (preferred)
  • Working with AWS as a project manager/scrum master (preferred)
  • Technically skilled (being an engineer before Or working with DevOps in any cloud Teams

Behavioural Skills

  • High self-awareness and patience.
  • A sense of humour and the ability to make the work fun.
  • Strong bias to action.
  • Relentless Optimism.
  • Curious and learning-oriented.
  • Builds strong personal networks across domains.
  • Collaborative and strong team player.
  • Low ego and non-hierarchical; servant leader.
  • Act like an owner.
  • Skilled in conflict resolution.
  • Drive innovation.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or engineering discipline

Certification

  • Certification for the Scrum Master role is desired from affiliations such as Scrum.org, (PSM) Scrumalliance.org (CSM), Scaledagile.com, etc. 

About Outworks Solutions

Outworks Solutions helps tier-one IT organisations improve their workforce. Our expert recruiters aim to bridge the gap between employers and talents. Furthermore, we create result-driven solutions aimed at enriching customer experience. Our headquarter and state-of-the-art development centre are established in Noida, and we have multiple teams operating from Bengaluru, Pune, Dehradun and Nagpur. Outworks Solutions has been a trusted partner to India’s largest service-based IT companies and Global Captive Centres (GCCs). We will meet your expectations.

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