AAA video game client in Redmond, Washington has an immediate opening for a Scrum Master. This is a contracting position estimated to last 18 months.
The Scrum Master will drive adaptive, iterative improvements to our development process across game development teams.
This person is a servant leader that acts as an ambassador and coach for Agile/Scrum values, identifies improvement opportunities across our processes, and guides execution of key Sprint ceremonies.
The hired candidate must be an ambassador for Scrum values of commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect.
As a servant of our process, partner with Producers and discipline leads to identify and report gaps in our process framework.
Imbed with development teams to surface team specific challenges with our development process, create a mapping of up and downstream customers, and document assumptions.
Schedule, participate, and lead ceremonies for Sprint planning, kickoff, stand-up, review, and backlog grooming.
Schedule and drive Sprint retrospective meetings across the team to surface potential future targets for process improvement, the state of current process change rollout, and the impact of recent changes to team health.
Be a steward of our product backlog standards and practices to ensure confidence in our burndowns and analytics.
At least four years of experience in a game development environment.
Scrum Master certification.
Knowledge and experience with Agile software development methods such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean.
Proficiency with Visual Studio Team Services, ADO, or similar bug database.
Proficiency with MS Office software – Outlook, Excel, and Project.
Passion for first person shooter games.
Familiarity with Xbox and Windows 10 Application Lifecycle.
Candidates must be highly self-motivated with great communication skills and the attitude/personality to merge into a team of like-minded professionals.
Strong self-motivation, great communication skills, and a team-player attitude is required.
Job will be 100% remote until the virus risk is over when the client requests that all employees to return to working in their Seattle office.