Project Manager/Scrum Master – Medical Devices

Posted: 03/04/2019
Location: Plymouth, MN
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EXB has immediate need for an embedded software Scrum Master / Project Manager to continue engineering team leadership implementation of Agile Scrum including TFS setup for project(s), daily stand-up discipline, backlog creation for Epics/Features/Stories, overall project sizing (story pointing), and projected completion dates with on-going metric creation to track progress and need for any course corrections. Person will partner with leadership to inspire and encourage team to work towards self-organization including team accountability and inter-team monitoring for sprint success.

Responsibilities:
-Facilitate the agile scrum process, including all ceremonies (sprint planning, stand-ups, demonstration, and reflection)
-Support and educate (if needed) the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
-Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
-Assist with management communication, with focus on transparency and alignment
-Produce Agile based reporting including sprint and release burn-downs
-Remove and/or facilitate the removal of impediments for the team.
-Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on problem-solving.
-Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.

Required Skills/Experience:
-5+ years’ experience as a Scrum Master, with maturity to know when to hold firm on certain principles, and which principles can/should be adjusted to a particular client situation
-Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
-Excellent communication and mentoring skills.
-Ability to communicate effectively with management who may have varying views and understanding of Agile.

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):
-Technical/engineering background
-Experience in medical device industry (or avid eagerness to learn)
-CSM or equivalent certification a plus
-Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
-Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Planning Poker, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing.
-4 year technical or related degree


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