Scrum Master

Des Moines, IA

Posted: 1/3/2019
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Summary Information: Category: Corporate - Location: Des Moines IA
IT Project Manager/Scrum Master

Ruan is a great place to work! We have talented and dedicated people and reward excellence. Our mission is to employ the best team in the industry to move our customers' business safely, efficiently and on time, every time. Ruan is seeking an IT Project Manager/Scrum Master to lead one or multiple teams simultaneously. The teams may be both mature and immature. The successful candidate will have experience and full working knowledge of all Agile methodologies including scrum and kanban.  Leading without authority is an essential skill in pushing our teams to identify new opportunities for innovation and improvement.

Responsibilities
The IT Project Manager/Scrum Master will be required to facilitate the delivery of software with an Agile mindset for the following responsibilities:
  • Coach and mentor the team through servant leadership to increase team collaboration to achieve business goals on tight timelines. 
  • Remain flexible and navigate business changes and priorities.
  • Demonstrate adaptability to untraditional processes and maintain a positive, proactive team environment.
  • Removes impediments to ensure team success. 
  • Inspects the project, roles & processes with the intent to increase productivity that drives business value.
  • Removes barriers and shields the team from external interference. 
  • Helps evolve the backlog with business analyst and product owners
  • Dependency management across teams including external vendors. 
  • Liaison to our stakeholders through iteration reporting, project status reporting, collaboration with the business within and outside of team.
  • Enables close collaboration across all roles and functions and across teams.
  • A high level of technical expertise and understanding of SDLC. 
  • Understanding areas of application development, database, infrastructure, and client server architectures is not required but preferred.  
  • Understand and coach the importance of automated testing, efficient story writing and acceptance test-driven development.  
  • Knowledge of scaled agile frameworks 
    a plus.
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or an equivalent amount of combined education and related experience may be considered.  May have Master's degree, but not required.
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience as an IT Project Manager/Scrum Master in an Agile software development environment. Candidates with advanced understanding of scrum, team roles and Agile development techniques will have preference. 
  • Certified scrum master desired. 
  • Must demonstrate advanced skill level in the following areas: leadership, decision-making, coaching, negotiation, project planning, resource planning, organizing, adaptation, problem solving, teamwork and team building, influencing without authority, written and oral communication and facilitation.
  • Candidates must be able to deal with conflict, provide train on the Agile approach to project management, motivate and drive teams to be high performing.
  • Possesses excellent leadership and organizational skills. 
  • Experience with leading projects with external parties required
  • Must be proficient in workflow tools such as Jira, Cherwell or TFS
  • Must have excellent Microsoft Office skills in SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience and/or knowledge in the transportation industry a plus, but not required. 
  • Experience with transportation and logistics systems such as TMW and OTM will have preference. 
  • Project management experience and business analyst and/or product owner experience are desired.
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