Scrum Master (Jira/Agile)

Location: Tulsa, OK
Date Posted: 01-10-2017
Astra Solutions is now seeking a Scrum Master for our client in Tulsa, OK.  This is a 6+ month contract with an hourly rate of $55-65/hr.  Candidates who apply that meet the below qualifications will be contacted within 24 hours.
As Scrum Master: 
• Manage releases and their sprints: MyGasKit (release 3), Customer Interface (release 4), and post-production 
• Facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and planning activities 
• Resolve blocks identified by team members 
• Maintain JIRA: bug categorization, testing board, sprint boards 
• Track and communicate team Viscosity and sprint/release progress 
• Lead sprint planning, grooming, and retrospectives 
• Capacity planning for each sprint 
• Find techniques for effective Product Backlog management 
• Creates forum for communicating vision, goals, and Product Backlog items to the team 
• Teaching the team to create clear and concise Backlog items 
• Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information 
• Coach teams in adopting and executing the Agile methodology (Scrum) and Scrum-related ceremonies and meetings 
• Make decisions on how work should be best represented in JIRA to meet team needs 
• Provide ad-hoc reporting to management 
• Support the Product Owner 
• Empower the team to self-organize 
• Assist with prioritization 
• Understand long-term product planning 
• Identify and remove impediments and prevent distractions 
• Manage requirements 
• Track defects 
• Lead triage meetings for defects 
• Track requirements through testing 

Additional responsibilities: 
• Project administration to assist the project manager in ensuring that tasks are completed in a timely manner 
• May be responsible for performing business analysis to ensure issues are resolved promptly. 
• May perform quality assurance testing 

Job Qualifications/Technology Requirements 
• Prior experience in the Oil & Gas industry is preferred 
• Solid understanding of the AGILE methodology 
• Demonstrated track record of driving for results 
• Ability to drive discussions across multiple business and IM areas to manage tasks, resolve issues, etc 
• Strong Teamwork and Leadership skills 
• Ability to allocate time efficiently, handle multiple demands and competing priorities 
• Strong experience with JIRA 
• Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office Tools, including Microsoft Project 
• Experience with both waterfall and agile methodologies 
• Experience with vendor software package implementations 
• HPQC experience preferred 
• Certified Scrum Master preferred
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