Watson Health Scrum MasterIBM Watson Health is looking for talented individuals destined to usher in the next era of IT-transformed healthcare. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming healthcare and life sciences organizations in every way.We are looking for an experienced Scrum Master to join our IBM Government Analytics agile development team at IBM’s 100 acre Technology Campus in Dublin 15. We are building cognitive offerings and products that provide optimal outcomes for citizens, satisfy increasing demand, and lower costs for organizationsYou have the opportunity to become part of our diverse and multinational community and collaborate within global and local teams. Benefit from excellent learning and training opportunities, interaction with top clients, and work with challenging responsibilities on local and international projects. This hands-on role will form the bridge between our product management and development teams, driving successful delivery and development process for our product teams.Key Responsibilities
Ensuring agile methods and SCRUM best practices are practiced and followed on a continuous basis.
Facilitating development team’s scrum meetings.
Working with development teams to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
Owning and being responsible for the development delivery process.
Helping to define development delivery standards for the organisation.
Running sprint planning sessions to accurately estimate the sprint capacity.
Collaborating with product owners to prepare the deliverable content in line with the business strategy.
Working through user stories with technical leads to ensure all content is ready for sprint planning and development.
Assuring quality control of user stories and tasks.
Enabling the team to deliver the most essential product features at a pace that meets business demands whilst still maintaining product quality.
BSc, MSc or PhD in a technical discipline with 9+ years of experience
At least 5 years working in an agile development team.
Expert understanding of agile principles, techniques and testing practices.
Excellent working knowledge of agile development tools like JIRA and Rational Team Concert.
Strong working knowledge of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity and task definition.
Ability to report status, identifies issues/ risks proactively, and provides alternative plans for recovery.
Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at a given time.
Desire to help grow the technical skills of fellow team members.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Additional InformationIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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