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Kforce Scrum Master in Pleasanton, California

Kforce has a retail client in Pleasanton, CA that is looking to bring on a Scrum Master for a high profile, long-term project. This role will be a long-term contract role with the potential to convert to full-time after 6 months. Ideally, they are looking for a Scrum Master that is certified and has worked on Infrastructure or Information Security based projects. Retail experience would just be a nice to have.Duties:

  • Serve as point person and scrum master for a given cloud migration work stream, ensuring all agile practices are followed including sprint planning, sprint grooming, standups, participating in Scrum of Scrums

  • Work closely with application owners to ensure key resources are available and application artifacts are current prior to starting application migrations

  • Work closely with business facing portfolios to help them understand how the big picture plan relates to their area

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Agile Software Development Methodology and incremental delivery

  • Communicate openly and frequently with stakeholders and subject matter experts regarding the state of the project

  • Actively contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice and Scrum Master Forums

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 4 years of work as a team member on a scrum project teams

  • 3 years acting as a ScrumMaster in infrastructure or information security environment working with multiple teams

  • Previous experience with medium to large projects in Retail Companies is a plus

  • Previous cloud experience and large-scale transformation initiatives preferred

  • ScrumMaster certification (CSM) preferred

  • Must possess superior problem-solving skills, be action-oriented and decisive

  • Deep familiarity and understanding of Agile practices, SCRUM, Test Driven Development, XP, & Kanban

  • Ability to effectively articulate and present complex concepts, ideas and strategies to senior leadership and end-users

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure to balance competing priorities in meeting business deadlines

  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communications skills

  • Extensive creativity, drive, high energy level, and the ability to self-manage

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours