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WTW Scrum Master in Columbia, South Carolina

The Role

  • Act as team leader responsible for understanding the big development picture and ensuring that the team is following the WTW planning and Scrum Process.

  • Facilitate and lead all scrum meetings (Planning, daily scrum and refinement). Sheilding the team from interuptions

  • Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practices and guidelines.

  • Responsible for leading teams in Quarterly planning

  • Helps resolves team impediments

  • Responsible for leading a team in determining milestone timelines

  • Responsible for negotiating and communicating timelines, status and risks to leadership

  • Report on team status weekly

  • Foster strong and cohesive teams. Foster trust and collaboration across all team members to work as one unit. Assist teams resolving destructive conflict

  • Naturally able to share lessons learned and best practices with others, build relationships with stakeholders and broker relationships at all levels.

  • Work with management and teams to strengthen our agile culture as well as work with teams and individuals to inspire the goals of self-determination, entrepreneurship, and customer-centered thinking.

  • Assist teams and leaders in executing agile practices in a way that leads to continuous improvement.

Note: Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

The Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Scrum Master focused on software development.

  • Agile Methodology experience.

  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices as well as other methodologies that will allow you to coach the team on possible techniques.

  • Understanding of the basic fundamentals of iterative development as well as backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition.

  • Proven leadership experience in achieving successful project outcomes.

  • Track record of delivering strong results in large scale/complex software development projects.

  • Experience working with distributed software development products and teams.

  • Demonstrated Ability to lead cross functional teamwork in and across teams and organizations.

  • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to develop project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals, including project metrics and dashboards.

  • Hands-on management of projects and their outcomes, rather than passively collecting and reporting metrics.

  • Strong ability to identify potential issues and dependencies early.

  • Quickly facilitates mitigation plans, alternative approaches and communication of risks.

  • Fully committed to transparency in all situations.

  • Highly organized with excellent multi-tasking skills.

  • Customer service orientation.

  • Analytical thinker with creative problem solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Preference for Agile certifications (scrum master or product owner).

  • Self-starter attitude and ability to build a strong rapport and trust with resources in several functional areas.

  • Adeptness at learning new technology and tools.

  • Detail oriented with excellent communication skills.

  • Outstanding communication, facilitation, negation and coaching skills

  • BS/BA degree or relevant experience.

  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence is a plus.

  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework is a plus.

  • Experience working with Microsoft technology stack (preference for also having Oracle db and JAVA applications).

WTW may be subject to mandatory employment-related COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Therefore, to the extent any such mandates apply, you may be required to certify and provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 if you are hired in the U.S. If you accept an offer from WTW and are subject to a mandate but are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, you may request a medical or religious accommodation. If you require an accommodation, the Company will evaluate your request and work with you to identify reasonable alternatives to vaccination, if available.

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