#134813

Scrum Master

Location:
West Houston - Houston, TX
Job Terms:
Temporary
Start date:
07/30/2018
posted by:
Jennifer Richey
Date:
06/28/2018

Job Description:

We are looking for a Scrum Master to support a new development team. This role will encourage people to do things differently in a new department utilizing human-centered design with an agile mindset to tackle complex problems in original ways.

With a great variety of potential projects in the portfolio, there are many different areas to investigate.  We’re looking for a Scrum Master with the ability to tackle varied problem areas in terms of people, industry and scenarios. Candidates should be able to create the environment for a team to deliver value, be highly independent, confident in their abilities and flexible enough to adapt to an evolving landscape.

Essential Duties:

  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self-organization.
  • 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.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in playing the Scrum Master role. 
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • The experience in applying a wide variety of well-documented patterns and techniques to enhance the Scrum approach (e.g. progress visualization techniques, retrospective formats, approaches for handling bugs, etc.).

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):

  • Knowledge and experience of other agile, lean and DevOps approaches (e.g. XP, Kanban, TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, automation, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.

 

Client Description:

Client is located in Houston, Texas. All work to be completed onsite at client's corporate campus.