Scrum Master - job id 33992

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Scrum Master

$60 - Per Hour IC - Self Incorporated or $53 w2

Downtown, NY

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George Konetsky


(646) 876-9562


(212) 616-4800 ext-180

A Contract position at a global financial services firm.

Pay Options: IC - Self Incorporated or w2.

Contact George Konetsky. call (646)876-9562 / (212)616-4800 ext.180 or email with the Job Code GK33992 or Click the Apply Now button (Sorry, NO 3rd Party (Subcontract) or 1099 for this position!).

Location: Downtown, NYC - Financial District.

Skills required for the position: VERBAL COMMUNICATION, Project Management, DBA.

Optional (not required):NT, COM

Detailed Info: Description:

Job Title: Scrum Master

Company Profile At Morgan Stanley, we advise, originate, trade, manage and distribute capital for governments, institutions and individuals, and always do so with a standard of excellence. We are a leading global financial services firm that conducts its business through three principal business segments. Institutional Securities, Wealth Management (WM), and Investment Management. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. Our WM business is one of the largest in the world with more than $2 trillion in client assets, $73 billion in lending balances, and nearly 16,000 Financial Advisors in 600+ offices across the U.S. Our Financial Advisors focus on delivering timely, customized solutions and services that help clients meet their financial and life goals. Our offering includes brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, access to credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, and retirement services. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture. Department Profile Global Banking Technology (GBT) is a dynamic and fast-paced area within the Firm's WM Technology Division. We are responsible for creating innovative technology solutions for the Private Banking Group (PBG), one of the strategic growth areas of the Firm, providing cash management and lending products and services to our WM clients. This includes state-of-the-art technology for a nationwide network of Private Bankers and product specialists who work with Financial Advisors to provide access to products and services such as online banking, cards, deposit products, residential mortgages, and securities-based loans and tailored lending. If you are an exceptional individual who is interested in solving complex problems and building sophisticated solutions in a dynamic team environment, GBT is the place for you. Position Description The selected candidate will become a member of the Mortgages technology group as a Scrum Master for Agile Projects. The ideal candidate embodies the core values being client focused, lead with excellence, do the right thing, and team oriented. The candidate brings knowledge of Agile principles and ceremonies, experiences in collaboration across complex organizations, removing impediments, and ensuring team progress towards their missions and deliverables. In addition, the individual will be leading release management activities and responsible for coordinating efforts with a vendor for the origination system. This role will report to an Executive Director in Mortgages.


Have strong financial background

Serve as Scrum Master leading Agile teams focusing on enhancements and upgrades for the 3rd party origination system. Scope includes improvements on data monitoring and controls, fees and pricing adjustments, migrate to new versions of the origination system including to a cloud-based platform

Promote Agile culture, values, behaviors, and principles across business, development and testing organizations

Create a collaborative team environment, partner with Agile Coach to provide constructive feedback for continuous agile improvement

Develop team norms and balance workload for onshore and offshore developers, testers and Product Owners.

Plan and conduct Agile meetings/ceremonies

Sprint planning, host story groomings, daily stand up, test plan and test cases reviews, sprint demos, retrospectives etc.

Review and manage backlog and in-progress items to ensure the latest work status is captured and updated as appropriate.

Maintain team metrics and report project statuses (e.g., velocity/burn down charts, financial status, issues/risks, etc.) on a regular basis to Product Owner, and to senior stakeholders.

Takes ownership to drive through resolutions of issues or blockers, coordinate directly with other development/product teams on inter-dependencies or through scrum-0f-scrum ceremony

Takes a lead role in overall mortgage release management, which includes end-to-end regression test coordination, ensure SDLC artifact adherence runbook coordination and deployment support.

Coordinate with vendor on deployment preparations and execution: deployment script management, support team review and documentations, host deployment verification calls and lead on deployment issue resolutions

Oversee Production issues and infrastructure changes on origination system; Partner with Product Owner on impact assessment and prioritization on production issues

Required Skills:

8-10 years in a large complex banking organization or major consulting organization acting in a scrum master or project management capacity.

Highly versed in Agile Scrum and Kanban methodologies.

Technical background in integration, development, testing, and/or infrastructure.

Quick learner capable to understand and drive through front-to-back solutions and dive deep as needed

Excellent relationship management, communication, teamwork, and influence skills; ability to operate at senior levels in both written and verbal communications.

Ability to develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents; including identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path.

Experience estimating resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.

Ability to proactively manage change in project scope, identify potential issues, and devise contingency

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Strong familiarity with Agile project management software/tools (e.g., JIRA, etc.).

Proficient with MS Office applications: Excel, MS Project, Visio, Word, and PowerPoint.

Desired Skills:

Mortgage origination experience

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification

Development/Computing Environment: Sans123!.

The position offers competitive rate.

Job Id: 33992