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CTG's premier Financial Services client in Buffalo, NY is searching for a Scrum Master.  Apply with CTG for this exciting opportunity!


·       Position: Scrum Master I

·       Location: Buffalo, New York

·       Job type: Consultant ((W-2 tax basis only, no C2C)

·       Duration: 3+ Months

·       Pay Rate: $42.67


In this position you will provided servant-leadership and mentorship to multiple cross-functional agile teams through effective application of Agile principles and frameworks including Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming (XP). Strengthen understanding of effective practices, theories and techniques to support continuous improvement. Educate and coach teams to create an environment that fosters self-organization, cross-functionality, collaboration, conflict resolution, transparency and continuous improvement. Visualize, communicate and radiate team information to keep their work and impediments visible to stakeholders

      Primary Responsibilities:

·       Utilize a broad knowledge base of agile practices including user stories, retrospectives, story mapping, Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), continuous integration, pairing, information radiators, etc., to help create high performing teams.

·       Encourage a continuous improvement culture for individuals within the agile teams, constantly discovering better ways of working, through transparency, collaboration, and retrospectives.
Curate team-level coaching content used to guide teams regarding agile practices.

·       Facilitate meetings with the teams for purposes of idea generation, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, retrospectives, problem-solving and alignment.

·       Help the teams gain transparency into their workflow through appropriate use of information radiators.

·       Address blocking issues that are beyond the team’s authority, or require support from other teams, so the teams remain focused on achieving their goals.

·       Work with other Agile Leaders to increase the effectiveness of the application of Agile within the organization.

·       Provide mentorship to less experienced Scrum Masters.

·       Seek and host a variety of individual and team learning opportunities, such as communities of practice, conferences, meetups, reading and classroom training.

·       Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.

·       Design, implement, maintain and enhance internal controls to mitigate risk on an ongoing basis. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.

·       Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the company’s brand.

·       Maintain internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

·       Complete other related duties as assigned.



·       Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a member of an agile team, including a minimum of 1 years Scrum Master experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 8 years higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a member of an agile team, including a minimum of 1 years Scrum Master experience

·       Depth of knowledge in at least two technology team roles (project manager, user experience, business analyst, developer, testing, deployment)

·       Prior experience fostering team self-organization and continuous improvement

·       Knowledge of Agile and Lean principles and practices

·       Experience developing/managing digital capabilities

·       Understanding of Design Thinking principles

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills

·       Prior experience leading through influence

 Additional Information

•No third party resumes will be accepted.

•CTG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

•Drug testing and/or other employment-related inquiries may be conducted.

•All interested individuals MUST be able to work on a W2 Tax basis (no C2C or third party vendors)!

•Candidates must currently reside in USA or Canada.

•CTG is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

•CTG is an E-Verify Company

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly through our website or email your Word version resume and salary expectations to Michele.Williams@ctg.com

CTG is a leading provider of digital transformation solutions and services that accelerate clients' project momentum and achievement of their desired IT and business outcomes. Our vision is to be an indispensable partner to our clients and the preferred career destination for digital and technology experts. CTG has operations in North America, South America, Western Europe, and India. For more information, visit www.ctg.com.

Our culture is a direct result of the people who work at CTG, the values we hold, and the actions we take. In other words, our people are the culture. It's a living, breathing thing that is renewed every day through the ways we engage with each other, our clients, and our communities. Part of our mission is to cultivate a workplace that attracts and develops the best people, reflected by our recognition as a Great Place to Work-certified company across many of our global operations.

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. CTG will assure equal opportunity and consideration to all applicants and employees in recruitment, selection, placement, training, benefits, compensation, promotion, transfer, and release of individuals without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, disability, marital or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other discriminatory factors as required by law. Our Affirmative Action program serves to promote occupational equality and diversity through good faith efforts. CTG is fully committed to promoting employment opportunities for members of protected classes.

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