• Kforce Inc.
  • $106,270.00 -106,270.00/year*
  • Jersey City , NJ
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 10 Bayside Terrace

Kforce's financial services client is looking for an Equities Project Manager/Scrum Master for a 7-month contract position in Jersey City, NJ.Summary:The Scrum Master is a servant leader, helping keep the Scrum team productive and learning. They must have a good understanding of the Scrum framework and the ability to train others to use it. The Scrum Master is responsible for promoting Agile values and principles within the development team and the organization. The Scrum Master does anything possible to help the team perform at their highest level. This includes: helping to remove impediments to progress, facilitate meetings, and doing things like working with the product owner to make sure the product backlog is well-groomed and ready for the next sprint. The Scrum Master acts as a buffer between the team and any distracting influences.The expectation is the candidate is well versed in Waterfall and experienced with Agile disciplines with the expectation they would be Scrum Master on 1 to 2 Agile team and potentially assist on infrequent small-scale Waterfall projects.Responsibilities:
  • Assists the team by showing them their planned velocity vs. historical velocity, to make sure the targeted work can be accepted
  • Helps Product Owner prepare through multiple levels of planning and road mapping discussions
  • Fosters conversations/communications
  • Enforces team ground rules and cultural norms
  • Reviews action items and next steps and holds team accountable for follow through
  • Facilitates Sprint Reviews; Works with Product Owner and team to determine the agenda for the review
  • Facilitates Sprint Retrospectives; Captures info and summarize as sprint planning input
  • Backlog Refinement: Helps Product Owner administer, prepare, groom, prioritize, and right-size the backlog
  • Ensures the team is fully functional and productive
  • Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions and removes barriers


  • 4-year college degree required
  • 4-6 years of total work experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years Project Management/ Scrum Master experience
  • Financial/Trading services experience
  • Equities experience is a must have
  • Options knowledge is preferred, but not required
  • Wealth Management experience preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification; First level Scrum Master certification: Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Scrum.org: Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) preferred
  • Ability to act as a faceoff to business partners with minimal oversight
  • Extraordinary problem-solving capabilities and conflict resolution capabilities
  • Solid problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required for interactions across organization
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Experience in facilitating large group meetings
  • Experience in presenting to senior management
  • Competent in the technical arena and understanding of system development, process improvement, and/or infrastructure
  • Experience in planning for and effectively managing project and program risks
  • Respectfully challenge the norm and demonstrated ability to improve the process and efficiency of the team
  • Exhibits behaviors indicating a focus on goals, overcoming obstacles with the ability to exhibit respect, and promoting teamwork
  • Ability to motivate and inspire team members, both on an individual and team level, with regards to achievement of project or program goals and objectives
  • Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development as it pertains to moving/converting to an Agile methodology
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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