Scrum Master/Agile PM

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 07/24/2018 Job ID: JN -072018-3735
Our Client, a leader in their industry, is looking for a Scrum Master-Agile PM in its San Jose, CA location for a long-term contract position.
  • Manages planning and execution for Agile projects using Scrum and Kanban processes
  • Works with vendors, internal client management, agile team members and stakeholders to define scope of work to be accomplished
  • Manages the definition and refinement of user stories and tasks and, on an ongoing basis, evaluates various courses of action and selects the most effective alternative to attain team goals via coaching the team and asking the right questions
  • Manages the whole agile process and execution lifecycle for the agile team
  • Facilitate/participate in key Agile rituals across Scrum teams coach team members as needed
  • Communicate risks early, often and using best practices in Agile to leadership team
  • Monitor and report on key Agile performance metrics to leadership team
  • Works with the product owner to determine the detailed information requirements of the agile project stakeholders and the project/organization
  • Develops feedback routines to ensure two-way communication
  • Understands and executes regular sprint retrospectives with the Agile team
  • Determines the requirements for time reporting, develops a communications management plan, and establishes status reporting process and cycle that works best for the team and leadership
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 6-9 years of experience as project manager in the IT industry including management of moderate to complex projects.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master / Agile Project Manager.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Professional certification in program or project management from Project Management Institute (PMI) or other recognized certifying authority preferred.
  • Knowledge of development methodologies, project planning and risk/issue management.
  • Knowledge of Agile best practices, including Scrum and Kanban.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, & time management skills.
  • Familiar with System Development Life Cycle, CI/CD, and DevOps.
  • Conflict resolution and able to quickly work through blockers.
  • Familiarity with Jira, Ansible, Bitbucket, and Splunk a plus.

About Vivo
Having been in business since 2006, Vivo is a full-service recruiting and consulting company, specializing in mid to senior level technology resources. Our brand promise is simple: we get people. We get that our clients don t want to waste time, and that our candidates and employees thrive when given honest feedback and an opportunity to grow.

Whether you re onsite at our Pleasanton headquarters or working for one of Vivo s clients the best brand names out there our promise to you is unwavering: we will treat you like you are our most important employee.

Do you think you get people get what they really need, and get how to deliver? We re not perfect but we re accountable. We re not in 32 countries, but we are in the heart of it all. So, if you are looking for a flexible, fun and high-energy work environment, along with the opportunity to work with some of the world s technology leaders, we can t wait to talk to you.

Vivo We Get People!

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