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Dell Scrum Master in Cork, Ireland

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

The Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master will be responsible for driving the planning and execution of strategic and tactical initiatives in support of NGCI Engineering, by leveraging cross functional teams, innovative business models, systems, processes and tools.

As Project Manager the individual will provide PM expertise in support of the development and execution of processes that provide key insights into progress and risks across a suite of Engineering projects to enable time sensitive decision making by the VP of Engineering.

As Scrum Master the individual will lead SW Engineering teams using an Agile methodology to produce critical operational applications for the IT Data Center. The Scrum Master will utilize communication, interpersonal, technical, and organization skills to remove obstacles, enhance collaboration, and ensure teams deliver results. Heavy emphasis is on technical understanding of the software development technologies, best practices, and working with virtual geographically distributed teams.

He or she must be able to lead and direct multiple engineering delivery teams in an agile environment. Leadership, organizational, project management skills and motivational abilities are essential. The Scrum Master will work with the teams to reach their highest potential while promoting self-management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in multiple cross-functional project teams. Supports project teams in monitoring the execution, progress, and risks of Engineering project deliverables and overall program elements.

  • Coordinates project meetings, communicates status, readiness, business issues, technical issues, resource requirements and their resolution across functional organizations and management.

  • Facilitates and organizes daily stand-up meetings, iteration sizing and planning, retrospectives, and demonstrations

  • Collaborates with Product Owners, and Engineering leads to plan releases and ensure backlog maintenance

  • Ensures the delivery teams are practicing agile methodology and software engineering best practices

  • Identifies and removes any impediments or obstacles that prevents the delivery team from attaining sprint goals

  • Reports schedule progress, team status and issues to senior management

  • Champions continuous improvements in processes and development techniques applied by the delivery team and the entire development organization by collaborating with other Scrum Masters, Scrum of Scrum, and management staff to influence.

Key Competencies:

  • Business Acumen - Uses understanding of how the business works to make decisions. Draws accurate conclusions from technical, financial and other quantitative information.

  • Communication - Conveys messages effectively using all methods

  • Driving change - Anticipates the need for change in the business and acts as champion to drive it throughout the organization.

  • Intellectual Agility – demonstrate the ability to quickly plan, do, measure and adjust without being encumbered by non-valuable detail.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Possesses strong project management background

  • Ability to influence others to achieve results

  • Detailed understanding of software development lifecycle and agile software development methodologies

  • Skilled leading and working with geographically distributed, off-shore teams, and external development partners

  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic environment

  • Candidate must be self-motivated and work independently with limited supervision

  • Multiple years of experience managing dependencies and project integration in a cross-functional, matrix environment.

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