Scrum Master in The Woodlands, TX at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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Job #:  857632

Job Description: TITLE: Scrum Master
BASIC FUNCTION:
The Scrum Master is accountable for working with business, key stakeholders and delivery teams to deliver key products, both internal and customer-facing, using agile principles. The key to the success of this position is partnering with Delivery Teams and Product Owners, coaching them to ensure functionality through ongoing understanding of agile practices.
The Scrum Master facilitates sprint planning, daily scrum meetings, prepares and facilitates retrospectives, etc. to support the successful delivery of product backlog work items. In addition to owning the Scrum Master duties for a team, this position is instrumental in driving cohesive agile practices across the enterprise and with other Scrum Masters.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
* Act as a servant leader including facilitation, situational awareness, and conflict resolution.
* Facilitate daily stand-ups, to monitor sprint progress
* Coach and mentor the business delivery team in agile frameworks and principles and fostering the
teams ability to self-organize
* Mediate conflicts to assist the team in making decisions
* Remove sprint road blocks and facilitate solution development with the team
* Supports a culture of continuous process improvement through sprint retrospectives and key
indicators around team performance
* Ensures clear communication and organization of all strategic and business delivery team goals
* Promote transparency and team empowerment across teams
* Collaborate with other Scrum Masters across teams
* Perform other functions as assigned
* Soft skill would include safety oriented mindset, proficiency in English (written & verbal), analytical skills, critical thinker, problem solver, goal oriented, excellent time management skills
* Involvement with TDD, CI/CD, Test Automation frameworks, XP/Lean practices, such as Pair & Mob Programming, a plus
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
* 3+ years of experience working as a scrum master preferred
* TFS ALM Tool experience desired, with exposure in other tools, such as CA Agile Central
* Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with business delivery teams, leadership, senior
management and internal/external stakeholders
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely across
business delivery teams
* In-depth understanding of agile methodologies, and up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and
best practices
* Excellent presentation skills with the ability to communicate with a broad set of constituencies, both
technical and non-technical
* Basic understanding of software development practices to understand team needs is desired
* Proficient computer and typing skills, Microsoft office suite, and applicable databases