The Linear Playout & Distribution Scrum Master (#74113)

Website Onward Search

Specialized Workforce Solutions To Empower Creative Excellence

Pay $80 – $85 hourly

Onward Search needs a The Linear Playout & Distribution Scrum Master for a Fortune 500 client.

This is a 12-month assignment + possible extension.

On-site in Hauppauge, NY 1 day per week (1 hour train from LIRR)

To learn more about this The Linear Playout & Distribution Scrum Master opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today!

As a The Linear Playout & Distribution Scrum Master you’ll:

  • Facilitate Cross-Functional Collaboration: Establish and maintain effective communication channels with senior management (VPs, Directors), team leads, project managers, and engineering teams.
  • Implement Portfolio Management Strategies: Develop and implement a structured approach to program management, driving efficient results and delivering transparent portfolio status reports.
  • Champion Agile Adoption: Advocate for the adoption of industry best practices and agile methodologies, including coaching and promoting the use of Jira project management software.
  • Guide Team Agility: Provide expert coaching and guidance to team members on effective utilization of hybrid agile frameworks.
  • Standardize Processes and Data Collection: Ensure consistency across the portfolio by standardizing processes and data collection methods employed by all teams.
  • Deliver Clear Task Direction: Clearly define task priorities and ensure the delivery team has a comprehensive understanding of project goals.
  • Foster Collaborative Problem-Solving: Enable a collaborative environment by facilitating regular meetings where teams can discuss dependencies and resolve issues at the scrum level.
  • Manage Workload and Deliverables: Manage workload allocation across upcoming sprints, prioritizing tasks and aligning project deliverables with established milestones within Jira.
  • Plan Future Sprints: Schedule and lead weekly refinement sessions with key team members to collaboratively plan forthcoming sprints.
  • Maintain Project Backlog: Continuously monitor project progress and proactively identify new user stories for integration into future sprints.
  • Prioritize User Stories: Prioritize user stories based on team capacity and established project delivery timelines.

Skills & Experience Needed:

Mandatory skills:

  • Execution of agile methodologies and the Scrum framework
  • Team coaching and development
  • Jira expert utilizing Jira query language (JQL) to create filters, dashboards and Jira plan
  • Amazing communication skills to be diplomatic, motivational and build strong relationships
  • Experience working with non-software development teams to deliver program and project deliverables.

Nice to haves:

  • 2+ years of experience in a Major Consulting firm is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in working in a broadcast environment highly desired.

To learn more about this The Linear Playout & Distribution Scrum Master opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today!

What’s in Onward Search’s benefits packages:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k Program
  • Commuter Benefit
  • eLearning
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Ongoing Training & Development

*To qualify for our benefits package, you must work over 30 hours per week and the length of assignment must be a minimum of 10 weeks.

At Onward Search, our job is to find you dream jobs.

We are creatives, marketers and digital wizards who use our talents to connect talented people with the nation’s leading brands. And our relationship won’t end with your start date.

More than recruiters, we are your advocates, advisors, and employers of record. We pay weekly, make sure your needs are met, and measure our success by yours. Join us.

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Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment regarding race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances.


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This position has an application deadline of 3/25/24.

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