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Scrum Master Associate Manager - Denver, CO

Job Location: CO - Denver

Regional Description: Southwest

Job Number: 00525985

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- Job description

Mortgage Cadence, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, has been partnering with mortgage lenders since 1999, offering the industry’s only true one-stop shop mortgage technology solutions designed for point-of-sale through post-closing. In a time when efficiency, speed and the customer experience are paramount to the success of lenders, Mortgage Cadence offers the most reliable software and dedicated people, supporting lenders every step of the way. Each of our products has revolutionized the mortgage lending process in some way, changing the way lenders lend and borrowers finance. 

As a software company, we think like a start-up, with every employee empowered and encouraged to be visionary. Teamwork and innovation define what we do as we take our customers into the future by providing the last lending solution they will ever need. 

The Scrum Master serves multiple scrum teams, facilitating understanding and practice of the principles of scrum, Agile development, and the Accenture Software Product Engineering methodology in pursuit of delivering quality software products to our clients. The Scrum master is responsible for coordinating and scheduling team ceremonies, coaching scrum team members on scrum and methodology techniques and practices, tracking and reporting scrum team status to stakeholders and leadership, and resolving impediments to the success of the teams projects. Work with cross functional staff to identify and implement process improvements. Complete Project status reports Manage feature project merge integration schedules. Ensure issues, priorities and tasks are tracked appropriately in agile tools. Ensure system integrity and assist with monitoring strategies.  Ability to garner respect from his her team and be willing to get his her hands dirty to get the job done. Must be able to communicate well with teams. Must be able to lead and demonstrate value add Agile principles to a team. Must have the ability to coach and referee agile teams to ensure Agile Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority and willing to make the tough calls. Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management Must have high energy and self driven attitude. Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team. Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches. Must be able to lead a team to self organization Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust.
Basic Qualifications  
- Minimum 5 years experience within structured software development 
- Minimum 3 years experience serving teams as scrum master fostering process adoption 
- Minimum 2 years tracking and reporting status for project teams 
- Bachelor's degree

Preferred skills 
- Scrum master certification
Experience with scaling agile development, preferably with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)  
- Understand basic fundamentals of iterative software development
- Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team enterprise - Team Foundation Server or equivalent work item tracking experience 
- Some Mortgage Industry knowledge

- Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team 
- Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics 
- Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
- Familiarity with common Agile practices, service oriented environments, and better development practices 

Professional skills 
- Excellent communication verbal and written  
- Competent meeting facilitation 
- Effective interaction with senior management 
- Ability to maintain working relationships with persons at all levels within the organization

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status). 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. 

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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process. 

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