1+ months

Scrum Master/Application Developer - Chicago

Chicago, IL 60664

Title: Scrum Master

Organization: Corporate Functions/CIO

Locations: Chicago, IL

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions underpinned by the worlds largest delivery network Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.


The CIO organization is a world-class, global and rapidly evolving IT organization with the courage, ability and capabilities to drive Accentures digital agenda. CIO is a global team that provides best in class technology and employee experiences to support Accentures high-performance workforce.We are setting the industry benchmark for visioning and creating the global social enterprise, are accelerating the deployment of leading-edge technologies which enable our people and which our clients seek to replicate and, we are bringing cutting edge technologies and approaches together to delivery at scale across a global enterprise. Members of the Accenture CIO organization:

Do you want to do high-quality custom development using new technologies, DevOps, serverless, agile, industry standards using Cloud/Mobile/API first approaches? This exciting role will be a crucial part of Accentures Internal Technology Team. You will work collaboratively with technologists of all levels, skills, and experiences to help ensure the technology our internal employees use is serving its purpose and more. This group helps assess new technology and bring it to fruition for the company and its employees to be as efficient as possible. Accenture uses many different systems, platforms, databases, and tools to run successfully and on this team, not only will you be able to expand your skills based on each project, but you will also be able to impact the lives of our employees in a positive way! Every project will be different so if you thrive in a fast-paced environment, are passionate about innovation, excited about the latest technologies, and want to make an impact, then this would be a great opportunity for you!

Job Description:

A CIO Associate Manager fulfills a managerial position in a CIO initiative or the operations support effort for CIOs existing application portfolio, infrastructure and/or architecture. Within this role, CIO Associate Managers are accountable for following Project and Operations tools and processes while providing solutions, project planning, creating work plans, executing projects, measuring progress, providing content oversight to ensure quality results, and more. Scrum Masters often assume the position of a liaison between technical team members and product owners while managing projects, relationships, and facilitating software development teams, specifically with Scrum as the development methodology.


+ Coach and guide the agile teams in Scrum methodology and continuous process improvement of software delivery

+ Set up and take ownership of retrospectives, sprint reviews and sprint planning sessions

+ Instill Agile project management best practices including risk management, cross-team interdependencies, scope definition, delivery objectives, quality standards, and user needs identification

+ Facilitate and document project and release planning, including participation in product vision and implementation, Scrum ceremonies, Scrum of Scrums, discovery, design, and other brainstorm meetings

+ Protect the Sprint goal and ensure that the team do everything within their power to achieve goals

+ Facilitate product owner input and team interactions; ensure the communication of scope and requirement changes throughout the team, including sprint impact analysis

+ Support product owner in management of the backlog, ensuring Scrum process standards, identification of stakeholders and stakeholder conditions of acceptance

+ Support product development by providing high level business analysis and development estimates, including coordination of multiple product analysis

+ Foster knowledge sharing and assist with creation and delivery of best practices documentation and training materials

+ Identify opportunities for process and tool improvements from concept to implementation

+ Identify, assess and aid the team in solving complex business problems

+ Evangelise the benefits of agile development within the team

+ Remove obstacles that affect the team

+ Ensure that the team smoothly adjusts to the cadence of the Sprint ceremonies, and also maximizes the amount of available development time

+ Handhold the Product Owner when discussing more technical user stories, bringing in team members as required

+ Work collaboratively with developers, product owners and technical architects

+ Individual and team learning and development

Basic Qualifications

+ Bachelors Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related discipline or equivalent professional experience

+ Minimum of 2 years of experience in a role(s) designated as a Scrum Master

+ Minimum of 5 years of Application Development experience that includes; designing, developing, and deploying web, mobile, database, and/or software applications

+ Must have hands-on programming experience in the last 5 years that includes; Java or .NET

Preferred Qualifications

+ Experience with ServiceNow, Salesforce, SAP HANA, O365, or Ariba

+ Experience in Angular, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, or JavaScript

+ Experience with Visual Studio and team Foundation Server (TFS)

+ Senior level experience in coaching and guiding Agile software development teams

+ Knowledge of Iterative Development and Continuous Improvement

+ Knowledge of Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban and other Agile development techniques

+ Agile or Scrum Master Certified

+ Understanding of automation testing, DevOps, test driven development, continuous integration, continuous delivery or micro-services

Professional Skills

+ Excellent oral, written and presentation skills

+ Demonstrates leadership and collaborative interpersonal skills to engage and motivate team members

+ Ability to synchronize with non-technical teams to deliver product releases smoothly, and managing multiple projects simultaneously

+ Ability to work with vendors and stakeholders to identify project risks, constraints and dependencies

+ Ability to communicate and work in a team in a fast-paced agile environment

+ Understanding of web and mobile development concepts and patterns

+ Strong customer focus, excellent problem solving and analytical skills

+ Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

+ Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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.

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


Posted: 2019-09-13 Expires: 2019-11-13

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