Agile Scrum Master

  • Lafayette, LA, USA
  • Sep 03, 2017

Job Description

Agile Scrum Master
Position Description
CGI's Lafayette, LA based Onshore IT Services Center has several needs for Agile Scrum Masters to join our Cigna Healthcare team.
Simultaneously leading multiple teams to deliver value added features through several agile methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
Leads and facilitates critical team level agile ceremonies including sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint demos, retrospectives, daily stand-ups, etc.
Participates and prepares for train level agile ceremonies including program increment planning, system demos, and inspect & adapt workshops.
Supports the teams estimating efforts. Guides them in establishing normalized estimating approach.
Identifies risks and blockers and actively works to remove them from the path of the team.
Help Team members communicate, coordinate and cooperate to ensure that the teams sprint and program increment goals are met.
Balances scrum process enforcement with collaboration and adapts the agile process framework to the realities of the team culture and environment. Overly ridged approaches will fail.
Coordinates with other Scrum Masters to synchronize cross team dependencies
Embodies Lean-Aglie leadership behaviors by actively, and continually seeks out opportunities for and drives toward velocity improvements
Leverages the Rally tool as the means to track work and status success, issues, risks and dependencies.
Creates a positive team atmosphere where communication, collaboration, and team work defines the culture.
Must Have
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, Project Management or other related field or equivalent work experience.
2 years of direct experience leading agile teams as a scrum master
5-8 years of experience in information technology
Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills with the ability to execute with limited information and ambiguity.
Constant focus on what is possible and helping others to see the opportunity in the midst of challenge
Strong communications skills. Ability to communicate across a diverse set of resources. Comfort delivering difficult messages in a fact based approach.
Demonstrated experience facilitating agile delivery with globally distributed virtual teams
Demonstrated ability to navigate a highly-matrixed organization effectively.
Moderate to Advanced Microsoft Office suite skill level.
Highly Desirable
Relative certifications: SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification, SAFe Practitioner (SP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)
5+ years of direct experience leading agile teams as a scrum master, or release train engineer
Influencing skills (sound business and technical acumen as well as skilled at achieving buy-in or delivery strategies)
Nice to Have
Working knowledge of Rally software
Working knowledge of Clarity PPM
Adept at negotiating; able to resolve conflict and adapt to different approaches using a variety of tactics
Ability to be highly effective in a rapidly-changing business and technology environment
Educational Requirement
Bachelors Degree in Computers / Masters
What you can expect from us:
At CGI, were a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at
This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
No unsolicited agency referrals please.
All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGIs legal duty to furnish information.
* Agile / Collaborative Method
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