PAI is looking for a seasoned Agile Scrum Master to manage the design, development and delivery of Web-based, open-source, economics modeling platform using a Scrum-based agile software development methodology. You will be working with an empowered and engaged Product Owner on a mission critical software product. You will be part of a highly talented, dynamic development team that will be using a set of modern technologies (Angular, Node, AWS RDS, MongoDB, etc.), human-centered design, and DevOps approaches.
As a Scrum Master, you’ll be part of an agile squad focused on developing a modeling platform and analytics solutions for our customers. Our team focuses on new development, and we work on Data Modeling, Advanced Analytics and Cloud Technologies in an agile environment.
The Scrum Master will be responsible for planning, coaching the team on agile best practices, team cohesion, managing logistical challenges, removing impediments, and helping the team to be successful. You must must collaborate with Product Owners, the team, technologists, architects, modeling experts, and other teams to define and drive solutions.
Oversee scrum process and coach the team on how best to use scrum and Agile practices.
Manage interdependencies between agile team members
Lead daily scrums, sprint reviews, and planning meetings to ensure full team engagement.
Work with the Product Owners to support short and long-term release planning, leadership visibility, appropriate prioritization, and to keep work backlog healthy and prepared for execution.
Shield the teams from external interference to enable optimal functionality and productivity.
Anticipate and address potential or actual impediments to team delivery (cultural barriers, logistic challenges
Perform continuous and active backlog grooming
Support all inter and intra team communication
Calculate ongoing team capacity and velocity
Act as a mentor to ensure development teams work toward core the Scrum principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
Experience playing the Product Manager/Scrum Master role for at least five (5) years for a software development team.
Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)
Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
Knowledge of other agile methodologies like Kanban
Experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Delivery , Automated Testing
Expertise with JIRA, Confluence, and the rest of the Atlassian suite and using JIRA’s Agile performance metrics to drive accountability and continuous improvement
Knowledge of Human Centered Design approach for developing digital services
First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM) is highly desirable
Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Good skills and knowledge of facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.