Blackstone Technology Group Scrum Master II in Denver, Colorado

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting andstaffing firm, is seeking a Scrum Master II to join our team and work at ourclient site in Denver, CO.Our client is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States,delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and endstage renal disease. The company owns and operates kidney dialysis centers andhome peritoneal dialysis programs domestically in 43 states. They areheadquartered in Denver, Colorado.Duties:Responsible for leading one or multiple Scrum teams to implement Master DataManagement (MDM) and Reference Data Management solutions. Serves as aliason for for his/her Scrum teams with all the project stakeholders.Works with product managers and development teams to assure requirements arecaptured and recorded using the appropriate agile methodology, such asScrum, KanbanLeads as a Scrum Master within the teams to effectively fulfill projectobjectives.Develops a deep knowledge of all aspects of the project, helps definepriorities and effectively manages planning, execution, and monitoring tosuccessful conclusion.Facilitates PI Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Product Demosand Sprint RetrospectivesManage and effectively deliver features committed to for the Release Train.Supports Product Owner in developing, maintaining and grooming Product BacklogRemoves impediments/blockers in order to keep teams productiveIdentifies and manages dependencies with other internal or external teamsProvides metrics and status to leadership, program manager and projectsponsorsLead/Support/Collaborate with team members to implement Agile/Scrum bestpractices Provides and supports the implementation of business solutionsDiligently prepare and collate project progress/status, issues & risksMeticulously track action items and drive them to closureDevelopment capacity planning and helping in release schedulingActively manage project risks and issuesInitiates, builds, and maintains good relationships with IT and businessmanagement to help facilitate effective completion of project work.Prepares project status reports, burndowns, and keeps management,project sponsors and project stakeholders informed of project status andrelated issues.Skills:3 - 6 YOEStrong professional experience in Agile developmentStrong technical aptitude and hands on experience working with technical teamsExcellent problem solving and conflict resolution skillsExcellent leadership and communications skills required.Experience working in a matrix team consisting of contractors, teammates andvendors with various skills and disciplines.Self-starter with high energy to meet the needs of a demanding business and ITenvironment.Demonstrated strong business acumen to complement strong tactical executionskills.Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skillsHigh level of comfort with explicitly taking accountability and holdingappropriate parties accountableExperience with communication tools such as Powerpoint, Excel, Word,Pages, VersionOne or similar Agile Portfolio Management Solution(Confluence, Jira, Rally)Understanding and knowledge of unique factors and challenges of softwaredevelopmentAlso:Adept at creating strong relationships that foster the spirit of innovation,improvement, and collaborative solutions and developments.Ability to quickly grasp technology concepts and communicate with externalteams and stakeholdersAbility to work under tight deadlines and an iterative design process.Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a softwaredevelopment team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices,and theory.Knowledge of other Agile approaches such as XP, Kanban, etc.Healthcare industry experience is a plusEducation:Bachelor's degreeA minimum of 5 years of Scrum Master experience using AgilemethodologiesCertification:CSM required, SAFe certification preferred, SPC4 welcomeBlackstoneStaffing Services is a division of Blackstone Te