Scrum Master

  • location: Dallas, TX
  • type: Contract
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Scrum Master

job summary:
JOB SUMMARY

  • Responsible for managing multiple products and ensures the Scrum team(s) adheres to Agile/Scrum best practices, standards, and guidelines.
  • Acts as a facilitator, helping the team maximize performance and increase efficiencies by removing impediments, minimizing distractions, escalating issues, and managing the roster ensuring the team has the proper tools in place (TFS/Jira, others as needed).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guides the team and organization in effectively employing Agile/Scrum practices and principles to create value and increase customer and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Supports and educates the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog and planning releases.
  • Facilitates Scrum meetings: Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Epic and Story Estimation, Sprint Review and Demo, and Retrospective.
  • Helps the team stay focused by removing obstacles, minimizing distractions, and keeping team meetings concise and efficient.
  • Clarifies roles and responsibilities and offers motivation and support, as necessary.
  • Assesses the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable.
  • Facilitates "self-organization" of the team to accomplish objectives and continuously improve processes.
  • Creates and maintains information radiators and team tools, to include: sprint board, burn-down charts, burn-up charts, progress dashboards, etc.
  • Tracks metrics that are important to the team in order to deliver success and continuous improvement.
  • Identifies product dependencies and facilitates scrum integration. Performs other duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines.
  • Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause moderate impact to department or damage to a client engagement.
  • Monitor project/team performance through quantitative and qualitative measures of value, outcome, velocity, morale, and satisfaction.
  • Develop, implement, and promote Agile best practice standards including the use of boards and tools where appropriate.
  • Industry experience a plus (Finance/Banking/Mortgage/Real Estate)Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
  • Coordinate between and among Agile teams for progress and impediments via Scrum of Scrums and project management oversight.
  • Leading multiple teams with multiple levels of seniority to accomplish project goals.
  • Collaborates with executive leadership team on portfolio governance for Scrum, Kanban, and other projects. Facilitates the start or stop of teams based on investment decisions.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers.
  • May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates should have 5+ years' experience as a Scrum Master in a large scale professional environment supporting Agile Development
  • Teams and diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile and Finance/Banking-industry techniques: User Stories, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, and Agile Games.
  • Experience leading multiple Agile Scrum software development methodologies, values, and procedures.
  • Scrum Master certification (CSM) a plus.
  • Excellent Analytical and Communication skills.
  • Develop and grow team of Agile Project Leaders through training, mentoring and coaching while also hiring new staff in that role as needed.
  • Strongly serving the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers.
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field such as math, business, information technology, or computer science, or equivalent work experience.
  • Typically possesses 5 - 7 years of combined business and/or D&T experience within an Agile environment.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) - Scrum Alliance and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification is preferred.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues.
  • Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups.
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Ability to calculate complex figures.
  • Ability to forecast and prepare budgets.
  • Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.
  • Develops, manages, and maintains product financial tracking and reporting systems and output.
REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.
  • Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment.
  • Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
Comments/Special Instructions

Prefer Scrum master with banking/financial/mortgage or real-estate domain knowledge. C2C/subvendors are allowable on this role. CTH after 5-6+ months for the right resource.

 
location: Dallas, Texas
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guides the team and organization in effectively employing Agile/Scrum practices and principles to create value and increase customer and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Supports and educates the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog and planning releases.
  • Facilitates Scrum meetings: Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Epic and Story Estimation, Sprint Review and Demo, and Retrospective.
  • Helps the team stay focused by removing obstacles, minimizing distractions, and keeping team meetings concise and efficient.
  • Clarifies roles and responsibilities and offers motivation and support, as necessary.
  • Assesses the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable.
  • Facilitates "self-organization" of the team to accomplish objectives and continuously improve processes.
  • Creates and maintains information radiators and team tools, to include: sprint board, burn-down charts, burn-up charts, progress dashboards, etc.
  • Tracks metrics that are important to the team in order to deliver success and continuous improvement.
  • Identifies product dependencies and facilitates scrum integration. Performs other duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines.
  • Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause moderate impact to department or damage to a client engagement.
  • Monitor project/team performance through quantitative and qualitative measures of value, outcome, velocity, morale, and satisfaction.
  • Develop, implement, and promote Agile best practice standards including the use of boards and tools where appropriate.
  • Industry experience a plus (Finance/Banking/Mortgage/Real Estate)Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
  • Coordinate between and among Agile teams for progress and impediments via Scrum of Scrums and project management oversight.
  • Leading multiple teams with multiple levels of seniority to accomplish project goals.
  • Collaborates with executive leadership team on portfolio governance for Scrum, Kanban, and other projects. Facilitates the start or stop of teams based on investment decisions.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers.
  • May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.
QUALIFICATIONS

 
qualifications:
  • Candidates should have 5+ years' experience as a Scrum Master in a large scale professional environment supporting Agile Development
  • Teams and diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile and Finance/Banking-industry techniques: User Stories, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, and Agile Games.
  • Experience leading multiple Agile Scrum software development methodologies, values, and procedures.
  • Scrum Master certification (CSM) a plus.
  • Excellent Analytical and Communication skills.
  • Develop and grow team of Agile Project Leaders through training, mentoring and coaching while also hiring new staff in that role as needed.
  • Strongly serving the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers.
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
skills: COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues.
  • Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups.
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Ability to calculate complex figures.
  • Ability to forecast and prepare budgets.
  • Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.
  • Develops, manages, and maintains product financial tracking and reporting systems and output.

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