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Contingent Worker - Scrum Master

Project: Renaissance Risk


  • Assist in the “building” of Agile teams/squads within Renaissance Risk Department.
  • Provide support to the Product Owner and Delivery Team. This person should personify Agile.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolved.
  • Continually improve Scrum Master skills through education and engaging with fellow Scrum Masters.
  • Works with Product Owner and Team to plan and execute project implementations.
  • Assists in the identification and mitigation of project risks.
  • Identifies and acts on coaching opportunities at the individual and team level.
  • Conducts regular assessments of a team Agile Maturity and uses the results to guide them to improved performance.
  • Coordinates and encourages participation from all team members in scrum ceremonies (Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Retrospective) and longer-term planning exercises (Road Mapping, Release Planning, Release Train Planning).
  • Work with Product Owner and Delivery Team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are 'sprint ready'
  • Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to story grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project data
  • Arrange daily stand-ups, facilitate story grooming, coordinate sprint demos, planning and retrospectives.
  • Creation of improved IT processes and workflow.
  • Creation and improvement of new and existing processes and tools to allow Technology Engineering to deliver better, more predictable, project documentation for the operationalizing of business projects.
  • Daily program management throughout the program lifecycle.
  • Defining the program governance (controls)


  • Understands Agile values and principles and can guide and coach teams, and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
  • Experience with agile transformations, building Agile teams and implementing Agile “from scratch”.
  • Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (diverse team sizes, organizations, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
  • Experience with Scaled Agile (SAFe) / Scrum of Scrums or equivalent.
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Demonstrated experience and success with organizational process design and implementation.
  • Strong background in ITIL and Agile methodologies.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong customer service mindset.
  • Proven experience in project and program management.
  • Assist with response to regulatory audits regarding process flows.
  • Understands backlog tracking, Scrum and Kanban based metrics, task definition, story splitting.
  • Experience in sprint & release planning, running demos and retrospectives.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and strong reasoning skills as well as good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to review large amounts of data and analyze and spot trends and provide analysis and insights.
  • Experience consolidating data from multiple data sources.
  • Experience with Agile PLM tools like JIRA, Portfolio for JIRA, Rally, VersionOne, etc.
  • Proven ability to work with toolsets including, but not limited to Jira, MS Project, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Basic understanding of IT infrastructure and IT systems design.
  • Familiarity within a ticketing system such as ServiceNow
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or 8+ years equivalent work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile/Scrum principles and practices.
  • Experience as a Scrum Master for a minimum of 5 years for a software development team that was applying Agile/Scrum principles and practices.
  • Strong JIRA experience. (minimum 5 years)
  • Scrum Master Certified preferred.
  • ITIL Foundations certification preferred.
  • PMP certified preferred

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  • Posted: Jan. 12, 2022

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Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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