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IT & Telecomms / Project Management / Team Lead

Contract or Temp

Position : Scrum Master

Location : ACT

Gateway Synergy is looking for highly experienced Scrum Master contractor for a government department.

The Role:
The Scrum Master will be responsible for providing the following deliverables including but not limited to: 

  • Facilitating sprint planning, backlog preparation, refinement and prioritisation, stand-ups, reviews and retrospectives. 
  • Identifying risks and issues and advising the Program Manager of any significant risks to delivery. 
  • Managing and working closely with the agile team and a large number of stakeholders. 
  • Coaching and transferring knowledge within the agency and agile teams. 

The Scrum Master will be responsible for producing the following deliverables, including but not limited to: 

  • Program Increment (PI) Plans and Sprint Plans. 
  • Test Plans, Risk and Issues logs. 
  • Reports related to delivery performance and governance. 
  • Delivery Framework, Guidance, ‘How To’, and presentations as necessary 

The Candidate:
Essential criteria

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a Scrum Master within a SAFe or agile environment and a current SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability to champion adherence to consistent application of the agile practices.
  • Proven experience identifying an Agile team’s gaps in agile and leading them to adopt new practices by focusing on agile values and principles.
  • Proven experience writing Epics, Features and User Stories with acceptance criteria and breaking down into smaller tasks as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, inspire and motivate people to change their mind set and practices as evidenced by experience persuading key stakeholders (like Executive Sponsor, program/project managers, line managers) to become servant leaders and to empower people to adopt agile.
  • Proven experience creating velocity tracking and graphs (e.g. Sprint Burn down, Release Burn down) using either Agile project management software.

Desirable criteria:

  • Ability to coach staff (including Scrum Team, Executive Sponsor, Project/Program Manager/s and key stakeholders) on the correct way to interpret metrics for the Scrum’s performance, progress of work and agility maturity.
  • Exposure to Agile practices such as Extreme Programming (XP) techniques e.g. Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) across the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Ability to coach, develop and empower individuals in emotional intelligence; how to handle and resolve conflict; and how to give constructive feedback to form high performing, self-organising teams. Experience regarding the facilitation and execution of Sprint Retrospective and Showcase formats.

What the role offers:

  • Up to $2000/day contracting rate for the right candidate
  • 11 month contracting role, 1 extension of 12 months
  • A fun, collaborative and productive team.
  • Remote arrangement possible
  • Below the line role


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