Scrum Master

Advantage Tech is looking for a Scrum Master in the Lee’s Summit, MO area.

Manages small to large sized projects or a single large complex project from beginning to end, ensuring adherence to project management principles, processes, and best practices. Defines and verifies project objectives, scope, requirements and deliverables that support customer goals in collaboration with all key stakeholders. In addition to duties of Project Manager I, responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual deliverables, ensuring all appropriate resources are assigned, and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of project. Dependent upon solution delivery approach, manages projects according to waterfall or agile methodology. Will serve as Project Manager or Scrum Master. Reports to the Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office.

• Assembles project team. Provides formalized, continuous work direction and leadership to assigned team of professionals, including the scheduling, assignment, and review of project work.

• Leads project team to create high-value solutions.

• Develops, tracks, monitors and communicates project progress against the project plan.

• Works with project stakeholders to develop project requirements, quality measures, standards, processes, cost estimates and milestones.

• Coordinates the input, support and communication with all functional areas that impact or are impacted by project scope, business value, risk, and resource requirements.

• Leads the improvement of Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes and methodologies used within GEHA.

• Manages project team in accordance to waterfall project delivery phases or agile methodologies according to scrum ceremonies.

• Manages project change control, decisions, risks, issues, assumptions and mitigation planning.

• Adheres and participates in the monitoring of quality assurance and project management guidelines.

• Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirement documentation and presentations. Determines the frequency and content of status report from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.

• Develops and maintains all business relationships vital to the success of the project.

• Manages small to large sized projects or a single large complex project.

• Assists in determining project solution. Guides team through buy vs build options, hosting options and RFI/RFP process processes when necessary.

• Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related discipline. Additional years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

Experience Requirements
Requires five years of project management experience working with cross-functional teams and staff of all levels. PMP certification preferred. Requires experience with project management methodologies (e.g., PMBOK and PRINCE2). Requires working knowledge of application development technologies, as well as, client-server, web, and cloud-based architectures. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Visio, and SharePoint. Requires effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Need to be able to work with IT Resource Managers to meet the company's technology goals. Manage security, core system, hardware and software upgrade projects that may be business and computer impacting. Align projects schedules to technology roadmaps completed on time, within scope and budget. Develop a renewal and upgrade schedule for company software programs.

• Two or more years of experience as a Scrum Master managing large, complex projects in a web development environment with multi-functioning teams.
• PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner)
• Certified Scrum Master

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

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