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Category: IT
Job Title: Agile Scrum Master and Coach - MN - OM
Region: MN-Minnesota
City: Eagan
State: MN
Rate: Up to $64.94 DOE
Duration: 3-6 months, CTH
Description:



RESPONSIBILITIES:
Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector is seeking an Agile Scrum Master/Coach with Project Management background to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... The qualified applicant will become part of the Northrop Grumman's ETS Contract with the United States Postal Service, bringing top of the line professional technologists to their teams. This position will perform ScrumMaster duties and Agile coaching across multiple Agile teams. The ideal candidate will lead the Agile process ensuring predictable delivery of release. Candidate will have deep technical understanding of Agile practices and experience delivering deployable software in short sprints/on-demand. The candidate should also have experience with Project Management. Candidate will interface with client and use oral and written skills to develop great working relationships with stakeholders.
Roles and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
o Perform initial Agile team assessments and recommend and assist with the implementation of Agile team structure for the teams and associated resources.
o Be a successful change agent both motivating the change and making it happen; ensure Agile Principles are applied.
o Identify need and provide as necessary structured and ad-hoc training in Agile principles and practices, including Scrum, Product Ownership, and Program Management.
o Engage Product Owners, Portfolio, and Program Managers to fulfill their individual roles, including but not limited to, communicating the Project Vision, Goals and Objectives, establishing a strategic thinking perspective, regular attendance at Agile Ceremonies, and prioritization of Backlog Items. Liaise with project stakeholders including HR Product Owners, Portfolio, Program Managers to help coordinate Agile across the large Program.
o Provide guidance for the project team and key stakeholders in the definition of the Project Vision, Goals, and Objectives.
o Facilitate and assist in the definition of project scope, including the creation of User Stories with Acceptance Criteria, Product Backlogs, Defect Backlogs, Release Plans, Backlog Prioritization, as well as identifying key dependencies and risks.
o Coach, mentor, and support other Scrum Masters that will be assigned to projects in iterative product development, including following the Scrum Framework, communicating effectively, managing conflict amongst team members, identifying and removing impediments, and applying self-organization and shared leadership with the team.
o Support the Agile teams in tracking Agile projects milestones and deliverables.
o Establish an environment that ensures pro-active identification of changes in project scope and potential risks. Facilitate the project team's process of devising contingency plans.
o Facilitate Scrum of Scrum ceremonies for example Standup meetings, Retrospectives, planning sessions, etc.
o Recommend and implement the use of Agile metrics to provide feedback and monitor trends on productivity, quality, predictability, and value of Agile activities.
o Work with IHRS Agile teams to set up and use VersionOne for Agile projects as backlogs are created and releases / sprints are performed.
There will be some travel expected to other sites in the country.
This position will be located in Eagan, MN. This is an on-site position with no telecommute possibilities.
Prefer: Local to the Eagan, MN area, no relocation assistance provide.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
o MUST have a Bachelor's Degree in information systems, business, computer science, or related field.
o A minimum of 3 years of progressively more difficult experience in developing, researching, testing, implementing and/or integrating new information technology to support existing business systems where 15+ years of experience is required.
o Extensive experience leading Agile Scrum teams at a fast-paced environment.
o Minimally five (5) years technical experience with increasing levels of responsibility providing technical oversight, stakeholder management and participation, problem resolution.
o Five (5) years of execution per iterative/agile development per Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.
o Experience providing guidance/oversight for release planning, including collaboration and communication with the operation's team to keep current on deployment readiness.
o Reporting preparations and presentations to all levels of management and to the program PM.
o Ability to understand complex issues and facilitate resolution.
o Ability to triage scrum team issues based on priority, impact, risk, release timing.
o Ability to prioritize multiple simultaneous issues.
o Outstanding time management skills and attention to details.
o Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
o Experience with continuous deployment/integration and test-driven models.
o Project Management experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
o Certified Scrum Master Professional (CSP).
o Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) - Desirable.
o Knowledge of SAFe concepts and scaling Agile in large organizations.
o Experience working with multiple scrum team programs simultaneously.
o Experience with test automation techniques and tools.
o Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.
o Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or PMP ACP.
o Experience with Cloud-based (SaaS) projects.
o Experience working on large-scale software implementations.
o Business Knowledge of HR would be a Plus.

EDUCATION:
MUST have a Bachelor's Degree in information systems, business, computer science, or related field.

HOURS:
5/40 workweek

MISCELLANEOUS:
Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Contact:
Max Cameron at mcameron@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
343 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x242 or (800) 927-9318 x242


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