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Scrum Master

Protingent, Pleasanton CA


Position Title:  Scrum Master

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity with our client in Pleasanton, California.

Job Requirements:
  • Perform Scrum Master duties for one or more workstreams
  • Work with Business/Product Owners and Engineers to understand backlog content
  • Load individual iterations with respective Tasks and User Stories, aligned with Product Owner, Product Manager and Development team' s commitment
  • Maintain Iteration backlogs ensuring all work items are properly assigned to team, reflect the correct status, and ensure accurate traceability to business user stories and any non-functional requirements
  • Track Velocity, Capacity/Duration, Burn Down Charts, and other metrics at the daily, iteration, release and project level
  • Perform traditional project management / project coordination duties as needed for traditional projects
  • Guide team toward continuous improvement (i.e., how work was conducted previously and adjustments to ensure ongoing success)
  • Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies
  • Foster best practices to develop the teams’ maturity to self-manage
  • Drive the culture toward combined agile values, agile manifesto, and client company’ s values
  • Always proceed with a “ Nudge, not yank” approach valuing incremental progress over disruptive, change management leaps
  • Partner with leadership to improve workflow and resolve pain points

Job Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of Scrum Master experience - Scrum Master Certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology and framework (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.)
  • Ability to lead and influence team in adopting the Agile principles
  • Ability to ensure the correct use of Scrum process
  • Ability to manage complex project(s) simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to foster strong collaboration among team members and help team solve problems
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills analytical and presentation skills; ability to synthesize complex data into actionable presentations / reports and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients
  • Ability to gain credibility with executives and business partners; demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate, and drive to results
  • Ability to manage or coordinate projects in traditional/waterfall manner, including requirements gathering, project planning, scheduling, budgeting, etc.
  • JIRA experience is a plus
  • Able to work independently with limited supervision

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

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