Scrum Master – FRB-REQ-0000781

Scrum Master – FRB-REQ-0000781

Job Title: Scrum Master FRB-REQ-0000781Type: W2 Contract Client: BankSan Francisco, CA**Must have US Work Authorization** Job Description*Note, this is a hybrid schedule. The candidate will need to be in the SF area, so they can go into the office three days a week.  At our Customer, we care about our people. We offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking, and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, we believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued At our Customer.Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day.In Technology, we support Customer’s employees and clients through the acquisition, integration and management of the Bank’s information technology systems and services. We drive innovation and explore emerging technologies so our people can be productive and focus on what matters most – providing extraordinary service.What you’ll do as a Scrum Master:- Review Sprint Plans/ Project plans to plan and coordinate project activity- Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems- Work collaboratively with development team, Technical lead and management to determine technical direction and priority of staff for the supporting systems. Create, manage and track project vehicles, including, but not limited to:o Sprint scheduleso Detailed project planso Project scope statementso Resource planso Risk and issues logso Status reports- Continuous improvement of Sprint release processes to maximize team performance- Daily Scrum, Retrospectives and release planning meeting with other teams as needed in regards to project deliverables including managing expectations, presenting and interfacing with sponsors- Make decisions and communicate trade-offs and risks; drive key decisions across projects or open defects/enhancements- Make recommendations to management about schedules, prioritization and resource allocation with input from team members- Manage resource planning and organizational capacity planning- Mentor project team members on Software Development processes and best Agile practices- Flexibility to engage with team in non-regular hours- Be a role model servant-leader to bring value to the Teams with process and tools  Skill/Experience/Education  Mandatory SkillsRequired Skills Bachelor degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. MBA or other related advanced degree preferred. 5-6 years’ experience required (2 years as Project Manager and 3 years as Scrum Master) Minimum of 5 years of experience leading IT projects 3+ years’ Scrum Master experience (Quality of experience is more important than quantity) Experience in Private Wealth Management/Banking Ability to handle a HIGH PRESSURE environment MUST be able to work onsite in downtown San Francisco Must be an excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management. Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring. Must encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes Must be able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation. Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution. Must understand Agile metrics and reporting techniques Must work effectively in a dynamic development environment with matrix reporting structure Must be able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments. Ability to influence others including those in senior management Strong written and verbal skills, comfortable presenting to large and small groups Deep knowledge of and passion for Agile/Scrum Expert knowledge in Jira management software    Desired SkillsNice to have skills:Experience as a Scrum Master for big financial company/BankingAny coding/development experience is a plusCertifications (CSM, PMP) *Strong experience and skills are MORE important than certs.Experience with Salesforce implementationsWe believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic. If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you.Own your work and your career — apply nowAre you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.   

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