Agile Scrum Master

  • Lafayette, LA, USA
  • Sep 05, 2017

Job Description

Job Description:

Agile Scrum Master Position 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. Responsibilities 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. Qualifications 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 Your future duties and responsibilities Required qualifications to be successful in this role 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 p
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