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KPMG Lead Specialist, Scrum Master in Chicago, Illinois

Business Title: Lead Specialist, Scrum Master

Requisition Number: 53267 - 31

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest:

State: IL

City: Chicago

Description:

The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking a Lead Specialist in Deal Advisory and Strategy Analytics for our Deal Advisory practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Scrum Master for multiple development teams who are creating cloud-native solutions on Microsoft Azure

  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies e.g. daily standups, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint demos/retrospectives

  • Help maintain and organize Microsoft DevOps platform for a consistent configuration and setup for projects

  • Participate in and facilitate discussions to discover solutions, as well as capturing and transforming business and technology requirements into high-quality User Stories and Acceptance criteria

  • Ensuring transparency into the team's work through the sprint backlog, burndown chart and other Agile metrics

  • Serve as a mentor and coach on Agile theory, principles, and best practices; remove obstacles and roadblocks in order to maintain the development flow

Qualifications:

  • Minimum four years' experience as a project manager for software development, data science, or technology teams; at least two years' experience serving as a project manager

  • Bachelor's or Associate degree from an accredited college/university

  • Experience and expertise in multiple agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, Lean), and ability and flexibility to adapt approach to fit team and product environment

  • Relevant practitioner level certifications (PSMII/CSP) are preferred; familiarity with Azure DevOps or Team Foundation Server (TFS) for project management is a plus

  • Experience communicating to a variety of audiences and explaining analyses to both technical and non-technical audiences

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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