C040219: Scrum Master

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

The role:

As a salaried fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role of IT Delivery Manager who has experience as a Scrum Master

at the enterprise level for our telecommunications client in St. Louis, MO.

As a Ferguson Consulting employee, and a consultant to our end client, you are able to focus on your technical skills development and career versus becoming a client SME - which is always in your best interest.

As a IT Delivery Manager who has experience as a Scrum Master, you will provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership, and coaching skills supporting the feature driven development process and delivery of our enterprise applications. As an agile expert, you will be responsible for driving project execution, removing impediments and promoting transparency. You will facilitate daily stand-ups and ensure the integrity of the agile process by capturing team metrics and removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release. The ideal candidate would have progressed through their career as Delivery Manager, Business Analyst and/or Project Manager.

What You’ll Do:

  • Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile/Scrum practices.
  • Act as Senior Scrum Master for teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards project goals while also improving the way they work.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos.
  • Assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed.
  • Ensure cross-team coordination.
  • Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal.
  • Maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing.
  • Ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams.
  • Work with Senior Leadership and/or Product Managers to help communicate status of the projects.
  • Strengthen the presence of our workgroup as a Feature Driven Development team.

Who You Are:

  • At least 3 years of hands on experience working in an agile environment, preferably in a variety of situations and roles.
  • Solid knowledge of the software development life cycle.
  • Certified scrum master/scrum practitioner.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of lean principles, scrum, and Kanban.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Preferred:

  • Previous and/or current experience as a Delivery Manager, Project Manager and/or Business Analyst.

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Katie McElhone at kmcelhone@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.

W-2 CANDIDATES ONLY. NO CORP-TO-CORP.


Katie McElhone
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4406
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