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.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serving the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self-organization.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • 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
  • 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 and facilitates the start or stop of teams based on investment decisions
  • Facilitates organizational learning, change management, and process adoption of Agile via metrics, benefits realization, outcomes, and retrospective findings
  • 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

  • 5+ year's 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 techniques: User Stories, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games Experience leading multiple Agile Scrum software development methodologies, values, and procedures Scrum Master certification (CSM) Excellent Analytical and Communication skills.
  • 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.
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.
 
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.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serving the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self-organization.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • 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
  • 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 and facilitates the start or stop of teams based on investment decisions
  • Facilitates organizational learning, change management, and process adoption of Agile via metrics, benefits realization, outcomes, and retrospective findings
  • 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

  • 5+ year's 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 techniques: User Stories, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games Experience leading multiple Agile Scrum software development methodologies, values, and procedures Scrum Master certification (CSM) Excellent Analytical and Communication skills.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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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