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Scrum Master - Project Manager

San Francisco, CA · Information Technology
Job title: Scrum Master
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contract position

We are looking for an experienced Scrum Master to join a growing team providing a disruptive approach in the health care insurance market place . This person will be working with a healthcare application configuration team. Requires proven leadership skills, the ability to think critically and problem-solve, and a track-record of helping meet project milestones and deadlines.
 
Responsibilities:
- Guide and coach the Scrum Team and organization on using Agile/Scrum practices and values and on  utilizing and adapting the  Agile/Scrum frameworks
- Create project outlines and timelines and distribute responsibilities to team members
- Facilitate daily scrums, stand-ups, and meetings to monitor project progress and resolve any issues the team may be experiencing
- Shape team behavior through excellent management via the agile method
- Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining/grooming and managing the product backlog
- Ensure milestones are reached and deadlines are met throughout project lifecycle
- Build strong relationships with stakeholders, application users, and program owners
- Document progress and communicate to upper management and stakeholders
 
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Scrum Master certification
- 5 years of experience in information technology projects
- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least 2 years
- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
- Knowledge of patterns and techniques for the Scrum approach (Burndown, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
 -Leadership skills and experience, excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
- Able to explain intricate and complicated concepts and ideas and work well with cross-organization teams

 
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