Scrum Master in Dallas, TX at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Job Description

Currently looking for Scrum Master who can provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills to our agile development team. Because you're the right person, you'll be able to aid the process and delivery of our applications. You are the agile expert, the guru, the Big-Cheese, Head-honcho -  you'll be charged with enforcing the agile tenants as interpreted by our team, removing impediments and promoting transparency. Being the pro you are, you are committed to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a collaborative culture within the team. If course, as always, you will facilitate the daily stand-ups and ensure the integrity of the agile process by capturing and tracking velocity, removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release. In this highly visible role, you will have significant interaction with product owners and regular contact with senior management.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings and ceremonies 
  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross-functional development teams, and Project Managers to support development and software delivery 
  • Assist the Product Owner in user story creation/prioritization and product Backlog grooming via emergent requirement elicitation while supporting overall organizational goals 
  • Track and report Scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity 
  • Manage high-level budgeting and time tracking 
  • Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary 
  • Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Scrum Masters 
  • Work with Development managers to manage team capacity 
  • Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals 
  • Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile/Scrum practices 
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility 
  • Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often. 
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice 
  • Adapt approach based on cultural shifts and regulatory requirements 
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information 
  • Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration 

EXPERIENCE / SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 3+ years Scrum Master experience 
  • 6+ years of information technology experience 
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures 
  • Prior experience working in SAFe agile environment. 
  • Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects 
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines 
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle 
  • Demonstrated experience working in and leading teams that leverage Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration processes 
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems 
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery 
  • Experience with relevant business software e.g. Microsoft Office applications, JIRA, Confluence Team or Scrum templates 
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate 
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues 
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of test driven development and virtues of coded unit tests. 
  • SM needs to have situational awareness with an understanding of when to listen and when to be assertive. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail 
  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task 
  • Previous technical experience is desired 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience 

Keywords: Scrum Master, Agile, Business Development, SAFe, TDD, Continuous Integration, Jira, Confluence

Job ID: 313100

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging nearly 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit http://www.eliassen.com.

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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