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Agile Scrum Master in Merrimack, NH at Veritude

Date Posted: 12/25/2018

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Job Description

We are looking for a Scrum Master to join our project team.  This position will be based in Merrimack, NH.

The Fidelity Benefits Marketplace (FBM) Technology group is actively seeking an experienced Scrum Master to assist with software engineering across multiple applications servicing our internal and external business partners and clients.

The Scrum Master is a member of an Agile scrum team whose primary responsibility is to ensure that the self-organizing, self-managing team understands and adheres to Scrum principles, practices and guidelines.  The Scrum Master coordinates interactions across teams and stakeholders to maximize the overall value delivered by the team.

As a Scrum Master within the Fidelity Benefits Marketplace Technology Team, you will be engaged in a highly dynamic group that responds to customer and business needs.  The team fills a critical role to provide expertise that spans the breadth and depth of the technology and functional domains that support customers and internal business partners

Primary Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be the Scrum Master on a scrum team responsible for delivering functionality for use by our internal business partners (Client Services, Operations and Implementation Teams) as well as by our external clients.  The role demands significant Collaboration with members of various business and IT groups.

As a Scrum Master, you will facilitate all standard scrum ceremonies such as grooming, sprint planning, demos, retrospectives, daily stand-ups and quarterly program increment planning.  Through each sprint and quarterly program increment, you will report progress and impediments to various levels of the organization.

To be successful in this role, you will develop strong Relationships with business and technology leads, based on a solid understanding of business objectives, technology challenges, and status of the FBM functional and technical portfolio.

•         A Flexible Attitude that enables you to deal comfortably with changing priorities

•         Ability to Adapt to unfamiliar circumstances and Deliver high quality work

•         You Communicate to diverse audiences and levels across and organization, both verbally and in writing

•         Strong Facilitation and Team-Building skills

•         Help team Write and Split stories

•         Strong Analytical and Problem-Solving skills

•         You Negotiate and partner with other individuals, teams and organizations on behalf of the team

•         Ability to work in a Fast-Paced Environment, handling multiple tasks simultaneously

•         Show Initiative and Self-Motivation

•         You Coach the team, gather feedback, identify and implement improvements and support Scrum and general software development best practices

•         You possess strong Organizational Skills

•         Passion for Success and “Can-Do” Attitude

•         Someone that can be a Catalyst for Change.

•         Facilitation of Agile Scrum events including stand-ups, program increment and sprint planning, release planning, backlog refinement and retrospectives.

•         Plan and Coordinate schedules and resolve dependencies with other scrum masters and teams as well as with external teams and providers.

•         Work with Technology and Business partners to understand product objectives, timelines and requirements and the value they bring to our internal and external customers.

•         Build Relationships across business and technical partners and articulate business and technical information to diverse audiences.

•         Work with the development team to ensure all understand system design requirements.

•         Communicate technology needs to business partners.

•         Plan and define team goals and objectives and Track Team Performance.


•         Scrum Master certification and direct experience with Agile development methodologies required

•         2-3 years of experience as a Scrum Master

•         Experience working in a matrixed environment with geographically dispersed project team members is preferred

•         Familiarity with web development tools like Java, Angular JS, Jenkins, Stash, etc.

•         Experience with practices such as BDD, TDD, Pairing, Mob Programming, Automated Testing and CI/CD

•         Experience working within a multi-team framework, such as SAFe, Scrum@Scale or LeSS

•         Experience using JIRA or AgileCraft is a plus

•         BS or higher education in Computer Science or equivalent


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