Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Scrum Master in Chesterfield, Missouri

Looking for more than just another assignment? We're looking for you! This isn't just another assignment, but a real opportunity and a challenge for the right person. LRS Consulting Services is seeking a Scrum Master for a 12-month contract opportunity (plus possible extensions) with our client in Chesterfield, MO!

LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you!

The Scrum Master will:

  • Provide proactive leadership, collaboration, facilitation, and coaching skills supporting the development and delivery of our e-underwriting application for life insurance industry clients.

  • As an agile expert, the Scrum Master will be responsible for driving project execution, removing impediments, promoting transparency, and improving delivery effectiveness.

  • Facilitate typical Scrum ceremonies, provide team and project leadership, support other workflow approaches (e.g. Kanban), and help mature the agile delivery process for product and client delivery teams.

  • Be a proactive leader and problem solver for our product and delivery teams.

  • Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile/Scrum/(some Kanban) practices.

  • Ensure the team(s) has the right resources and plans to meet client and product delivery targets.

  • Act as Scrum master for 1-3 agile teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards project/release goals while also improving the way they work.

  • Facilitate release/increment planning, sprint planning, daily stand-up, retrospective and sprint reviews/demos.

  • Assist (where applicable) the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed.

  • Ensure cross-team coordination.

  • Reach outside of the team for impediment removal.

  • Maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing and help improve delivery.

  • Ensure that our ways of working are consistent and optimized across the teams.

  • Partner with program/project managers to ensure product delivery and client delivery are coordinated and delivered with appropriate prioritization.

  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of IT project and service delivery experience

  • At least 3 years of experience as a Scrum Master

  • Strong experience with some/all of the following: Lean and Agile principles, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Scaled Agile Framework

  • Strong experience with leading Change Initiatives and gaining business partnership and commitment

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong understanding of broad business and finance related knowledge

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 5%

  • Candidate must be able to effectively communicate in English (written & verbal)

  • Candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the USA for any employer

LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.