Apex Systems, Inc. Scrum Master in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5151010 Apex Systems combines with its parent company On Assignment, to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.nApex has an opportunity for a Project Manager/ScrumMaster for a client in Chicago, IL. If you are interested in discussing the position further, please send a MS Word version of your resume to Katherine Rouff at krouff@apexsystemsinc.com.nPosition: Sr. Project Manager/ScrumMasternApex Job ID: 774177nLocation: Chicago, ILnRate: Negotiable based on experiencenDuration: Full-time/PermnScope: This is a premier provider of global investment technology offering 3 industry-leading products that support the front, middle, and back office.nIts clients include broker-dealers, endowments, family offices, hedge funds, institutional asset managers, mutual funds, pension funds, and professional individual investors.nMust Haves:n5+ years of Project Management experiencen2+ years of Scrum Management experiencenCertified Scrum Master (CSM)—Requiredn2+ years of resource managementnPreferred:nPrior software development experience preferrednExperience with JIRA and ConfluencenProficient in use of Microsoft Office and project management softwarenResponsibilities:nAct as Scrum Master for 2-3 scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they worknCoordinate Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, and all other Scrum events (Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Retrospectives, Squad Health Checks, etc.)nWork with the Development Team and Product Owner to maintain the Product BacklognFacilitate decision-making, issue resolution and consensus among the team members and dependent teamsnEmbrace a servant-leader role across scrum teams and support them by proactively identifying and removing impediments and dependencies, internal to the team as well as external, dealing with cross-functional teams as appropriatenCoach teams daily on Scrum principlesnMonitor Sprint Burndown Charts and maintain other productivity metricsnProtect the Sprint Backlog from scope creepnAct as liaison between stakeholders and teams to negotiate Sprint scopenFacilitate Sprint Reviews, using outcome to work with product management in updating the Product BacklognFacilitate Sprint Retrospectives and expedites plans for improvementnTrack increment planningnUse Scrum, Kanban and XP practices where applicablenAdapt project management framework to stakeholder, project, and team needsnMonitor and document project variancenCommunicate clearly and consistently with stakeholders about project statusnManage risks and have risk mitigation plans in placenAssist Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) in implementing Agile recommended practices, processes, and toolsnAssist Project Management Office (PMO) in compiling regular updates for senior management, coordinating company-wide demos, and assisting in development projects as necessary (such as rolling out new tools and technologies to teams).nQualifications:n3+ years of project management experience in software development using Agile and traditional SDLC methodologiesn2+ years of Scrum Master experiencen3+ years of managing technical teams and complex technical projectsnBachelor’s or Master’s degreenCSM (Certified ScrumMaster) certificationnDemonstrated excellence in leadership and ability to create collaborative, productive teamsnAbility to collaborate effectively with global teamnFor this opportunity, you will also be eligible for benefits through Apex for the contract period, a W2 hourly rate, weekly pay, and direct deposit!nApex Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages female and minority applicants to apply.nEEO EmployernApex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual or entation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.nVEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.