Location: Gurgaon 

Experience: 3-5 Years

As a Scrum Master your primary objective is to champion Agile principles and practices to enable the successful delivery of software projects. You will serve as a facilitator and coach, guiding the Agile team through the Scrum framework and promoting a culture of collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement. By removing obstacles, facilitating effective communication, and fostering a self-organizing team environment, you empower the team to meet sprint goals and deliver valuable increments of software iteratively. Your role is essential in ensuring alignment between stakeholders and development teams, maximizing productivity, and fostering a culture of innovation and adaptability within the organization.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Organize and facilitate Scrum ceremonies such as daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
  • Guide the development team in understanding and implementing Agile principles and practices.
  • Identify and address obstacles that impede the team’s progress and facilitate their resolution.
  • Shield the team from external distractions and unnecessary interruptions to maintain focus and productivity.
  • Foster collaboration and communication within the team and facilitate cross-functional collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Ensure transparency by maintaining visibility into the team’s progress, impediments, and commitments.
  • Empower the team to self-organize, make decisions, and continuously improve their processes.
  • Assist the Product Owner in refining the product backlog, prioritizing work, and ensuring alignment with stakeholders.
  • Facilitate sprint retrospectives to identify areas for improvement and encourage experimentation and adaptation.
  • Act as a change agent to promote Agile adoption and facilitate organizational change.

Qualifications and skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information technology or Engineering 5 years of relevant experience
    A deep understanding of Agile principles and methodologies, particularly Scrum, and the ability to apply them effectively in different project contexts.
  • Strong facilitation skills to lead Scrum ceremonies (such as sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives) and foster collaboration among team members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate ideas, communicate with stakeholders, facilitate discussions, and resolve conflicts within the team.
  • A mindset with a focus on serving the needs of the team, removing impediments, and empowering team members to self-organize and make decisions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to identify and address obstacles, impediments, and conflicts that may arise during the project lifecycle.
  • The ability to adapt to changing project requirements, priorities, and timelines, and to remain flexible in dynamic and fast-paced environments.
  • The ability to coach and mentor team members, product owners, and stakeholders on Agile principles, practices, and frameworks.
  • Proficiency in managing relationships with stakeholders, including product owners, project sponsors, and senior management, to ensure alignment and support for Agile initiatives.
  • High levels of empathy and emotional intelligence to understand the needs and perspectives of team members and stakeholders and to foster a supportive and collaborative team culture.
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and learning, both personally and for the team, to enhance Agile practices, processes, and outcomes.
  • The ability to effectively manage and resolve conflicts within the team and facilitate constructive discussions to reach consensus and alignment.
  • Great understanding of technical concepts and practices related to software development, to effectively support the team in delivering high-quality products.

Posted by Chagan Webanix

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