Project Manager-IL-11680

Apex Systems in Northbrook, IL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Description




Description: Job Title: IT Project Management/ Scrum Master
Location: Northbrook, IL 
Duration: 6 months
  • Immediate need for experienced scrum master as employee backfill. Current employees moving to other teams in January 2020.
  • Current teams operating in Scaled Agile Framework. Team has multiple locations and uses MS Teams and Skype for collaboration.
  • Scrum Master must have data knowledge, must know Version 1 and is able to demonstrate working knowledge of working with multiple teams in multiple locations


  • Skills/ Job Requirements:
  • Partner with delivery teams to drive successful delivery of agile projects. Ensures scrum team lives by the values and practices of scrum and agile principles optimizing and harmonizing the needs / capability of the team with delivery ask and other stakeholders within a multi-method delivery ecosystem.
  • Establish and encourage good scrum practices and coaches all on scrum processes.
  • Coach the team to achieve steady, sustainable, and predictable burn rate; and assisting the Product owner to manage cost and budget
  • Take accountability for adherence and contextualization of scrum ceremonies.
  • Be a servant-leader for team - protect team from distractions and complacency seeking to improve team where possible
  • Facilitate meetings, agile ceremonies, and other group interactions
  • Manage and provide metrics and health status reporting ensuring transparency to all stakeholders.
  • Proactively facilitate rather than direct/manage work while avoiding/removing impediments to delivery.
  • Be a quality champion: ensure backlog items are developed and delivered with quality subject to appropriate reviews and approvals and acceptance.
  • Collaborate effectively with Flight and DCIO colleagues to drive quality improvements where possible including risk based defect handling eg. profiling, prioritizing critical defects, defect closure during test phase, on closure review, RCA and follow-up with DCIO managers.
  • Ensure compliance adherence.
  • Ensure JIRA/workflow tool setup and maintenance.
  • Ensure PRISM plans are maintained.
  • Sync with other teams to manage external dependencies/deliverables (receiving & providing).
  • Lead by example demonstrating applied practices and techniques to help and improve other scrum-masters/teams.
  • Scrum-master multiple scrum teams with consideration to stakeholder/team maturity, size and location
  • Creatively seek to determine best contextualization and adoption of proven industry agile practices and techniques.
  • Perform scrum team assessments producing and coaching on subsequent action plan for improvement.
  • Deliver CompoZed Agile team training for small group agile education/coaching sessions.


  • Skills/ Experience

    • 5+ years scrum master experience managing multiple teams

    • Certified Scrum master preferred

    • O365 suite

    • Version 1

    • Scaled Agile training (SAFe)

    • JIRA, Confluence, MS Teams, Share point experience needed









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