Scrum Master II

  • location: Houston, TX
  • type: Contract
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Scrum Master II

job summary:
Role: Scrum Master II?

Duration:12 Months

Location:Houston, Texas

Description:

- Play a key role in the definition, development, implementation, and ongoing improvement of Agile practices (with an emphasis on Scrum) within the team

- Facilitate sprint planning, retrospective, and daily activities related to stand-ups and sprint burn down; as well as maintain relevant metrics that help the team see and understand the progress during a sprint

- Responsible for leading the continual Agile transformation and practices as well as promoting accountability and transparency across all levels of the organization

Responsibilities:

- Work directly with product owners to build a mature backlog and translate that backlog concisely to the development team

- Track iteration's progress daily, report impediments, ensure the sprint's commitment will be fulfilled, and point out bottlenecks and/or possible risks in the delivery process.

- Shield the team from distractions so focus can remain on delivery

- Work with product owner to manage change requests to ensure there is no disruption to current deliverables

- Collaborate with product owners to assist with prioritization and keep team motivated

- Serve as a senior team member, responsible for facilitating the adoption, implementation and sustainability of Agile processes, principles, and practices

- Responsible for sprint planning, product demos, retrospectives, and team metrics

- Educate and support the team throughout the agile transformation process

- Provide hands-on team guidance, support, and coaching in close cooperation and collaboration across all roles and functions, to facilitate increasing maturity at a sustainable pace

- Support the Agile team in their development, playbook creation, and in establishing consistent best practices

- Define relevant metrics that help the program see how they are doing

- Build trust with the business [IT or other Divisions] and throughout the organization

- Perform ongoing assessments of the teams' Scrum maturity to inform ongoing support decisions

- Advise on dependency management techniques between internal teams and third parties, release managers, or between Agile teams

- Quickly establish collaborative partnership with key stakeholders and build trust to ensure leadership buy-in across both Business and IT

- Foster speed, innovation and encourage continuous improvement

Knowledge:

- Proficient with agile methodologies and frameworks like Scrum and Kanban

- Proven ability in building effective partnership with diverse groups in multiple locations/environments

- Aptitude for learning and using technology for both teaching and action research

- Able to garner respect throughout the organization at all levels

- Willing and able to quickly gain a high-level understanding of the technical and business domains of the Scrum teams

- Strong presentation and communication skills

- Deep understanding of common Agile practices and better product envisioning and development practices

- Understanding of fundamentals of iterative development, software development processes and procedures

- Able to quickly understand at a detailed level the architectural dependencies of technologies in use in the mobile app environment

- Knowledgeable of the ever-changing mobile application industry and ability to share trends, standards, and best practices with the team

Qualifications/Skills:

Required -

- 5+ years of IT experience

- 2+ years of experience as a ScrumMaster, Product Owner or Agile Coach

- Experience working as an Agile Coach / ScrumMaster across multiple teams that are both local and remote

- Experience working with modern technology such as web service, xml, json, iOS and Android platform features

Preferred -

- 1+ years of experience with Mobile Application development teams

- 1+ years of experience working with Customer Facing Digital Channels

- Experience with tools that facilitate agile development such as Jira, Taiga, Rally, Team Foundation Server, etc.

- Experience in creating training materials and sharing knowledge at different levels

- CSM/CSPO Certification or PMI-ACP preferred

 
location: Houston, Texas
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
- Work directly with product owners to build a mature backlog and translate that backlog concisely to the development team

- Track iteration's progress daily, report impediments, ensure the sprint's commitment will be fulfilled, and point out bottlenecks and/or possible risks in the delivery process.

- Shield the team from distractions so focus can remain on delivery

- Work with product owner to manage change requests to ensure there is no disruption to current deliverables

- Collaborate with product owners to assist with prioritization and keep team motivated

- Serve as a senior team member, responsible for facilitating the adoption, implementation and sustainability of Agile processes, principles, and practices

- Responsible for sprint planning, product demos, retrospectives, and team metrics

- Educate and support the team throughout the agile transformation process

- Provide hands-on team guidance, support, and coaching in close cooperation and collaboration across all roles and functions, to facilitate increasing maturity at a sustainable pace

- Support the Agile team in their development, playbook creation, and in establishing consistent best practices

- Define relevant metrics that help the program see how they are doing

- Build trust with the business [IT or other Divisions] and throughout the organization

- Perform ongoing assessments of the teams' Scrum maturity to inform ongoing support decisions

- Advise on dependency management techniques between internal teams and third parties, release managers, or between Agile teams

- Quickly establish collaborative partnership with key stakeholders and build trust to ensure leadership buy-in across both Business and IT

- Foster speed, innovation and encourage continuous improvement

 
qualifications:
Qualifications/Skills:

Required -

- 5+ years of IT experience

- 2+ years of experience as a ScrumMaster, Product Owner or Agile Coach

- Experience working as an Agile Coach / ScrumMaster across multiple teams that are both local and remote

- Experience working with modern technology such as web service, xml, json, iOS and Android platform features

Preferred -

- 1+ years of experience with Mobile Application development teams

- 1+ years of experience working with Customer Facing Digital Channels

- Experience with tools that facilitate agile development such as Jira, Taiga, Rally, Team Foundation Server, etc.

- Experience in creating training materials and sharing knowledge at different levels

- CSM/CSPO Certification or PMI-ACP preferred

 
skills: - Proficient with agile methodologies and frameworks like Scrum and Kanban

- Proven ability in building effective partnership with diverse groups in multiple locations/environments

- Aptitude for learning and using technology for both teaching and action research

- Able to garner respect throughout the organization at all levels

- Willing and able to quickly gain a high-level understanding of the technical and business domains of the Scrum teams

- Strong presentation and communication skills

- Deep understanding of common Agile practices and better product envisioning and development practices

- Understanding of fundamentals of iterative development, software development processes and procedures

- Able to quickly understand at a detailed level the architectural dependencies of technologies in use in the mobile app environment

- Knowledgeable of the ever-changing mobile application industry and ability to share trends, standards, and best practices with the team


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