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About TSR:

TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

Mission & Vision

We do not believe in building a vision around the company but building a company around our vision, which is simply;

Every employee’s voice matters, their effort is appreciated, and their talent is rewarded.

We challenge each employee daily, to raise the bar on how we treat our consultants and candidates. For far too long in this industry, candidates have been ghosted, lied to, or placed at a client and then forgotten about. Each day our staff works tirelessly at qualifying and placing, top talent with our clients, in a compassionate and caring manner.

Not every candidate is a match for the job, but every candidate and consultant will be treated with respect and professionalism.

Scrum Master

Job Description

  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #72307

Our client, a leading financial services company is hiring for a Scrum Master on a long term contract basis.

Work Location:

Jersey City, NJ (Hybrid Option)

Summary:

Responsibilities:
The Scrum Master promotes and supports the agile process within and outside the squad. This includes:
– Working with organizational resources outside the squad to help them interact effectively with the squad, remove impediments and protect them from organizational bureaucracy
– Coaching the Agile squad and the product owner on the Agile process, such as writing useful user stories and managing the backlog
– Fostering a collaborative culture and ensure the squad regularly celebrates success
– Acting as a servant leader to the squad, they are not the boss
– Planning for sprints and IBRs
– Managing blockers, obstacles and dependencies.
– Bringing together stakeholders for alignment meetings and managing ongoing relationships
– Organizing training
– Reporting on squad improvements
– Facilitating retrospectives to improve squad dynamics
– Facilitating creation and maintenance of squad artifacts such as backlog, definitions and norms etc.

Projects:
Projects in support of Market Data and Research related to client integration project.

Required Qualifications:

– Good understanding of software development lifecycle, waterfall and agile development principles
– Minimum 5 years of experience working in a financial institution, technology firm or project management department of a mid to large size corporation
– Background and knowledge of banking and/or digital products
– Extraordinary judgment and composure in high-pressure situations
– Excellent communication skills.
– Meticulous attention to detail
– Proficient in Microsoft tools: Excel, Visio, MS Projects, PowerPoint
– Extensive hands-on experience with JIRA on agile projects
– PMP certification preferred but not mandatory
– CSM certification or Agile experience ( min 3 years)

Additional Skills/Competencies
– Influence and leadership skills- ability to drive results and take command in a meeting or mediate in contentious situations; ability to foster an environment that is promotes teamwork
– Analytical and detail oriented- makes an effort to and is capable of understanding the subject matter and situations pertaining to each project, process, issue, etc
– Enthusiasm and curiosity- shows enthusiasm and drive to learn and ask questions both indirectly and directly related to the project
– Strategic thinker- Ability to see things big picture and not just focus on the day-to-day tasks
– Innovative- Has shown ways that he/she has gone beyond status quo to find innovative solutions to solve problems or to improve processes

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