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Scrum Master in Westlake, TX at Veritude

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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Veritude is hiring a Scrum Master to work in Westlake, Texas at Fidelity Investments.

The Scrum Master will support 1-2 teams; you will be the guardian of the process and artifacts with focus on leading teams through continuous improvement. You keep the teams focused on their sprint goals while staying connected to their releases, product lines and the company’s goals. You protect your teams’ ability to self-organize while encouraging them to fail, recover, learn fast and (ultimately) deliver.

Essential Duties:

  • Ensuring that the Scrum Team adheres to Scrum theory, practices, and rules+
  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of our self-organization
  • Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • 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 by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Works with the Scrum Team and the Product Owner to negotiate the minimum viable product for delivery.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of 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 with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Engaging with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

 Required Skills/Experience:

  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least three to five years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burn-down techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.) - Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team, specifically use of Atlassian JIRA or similar tool.
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burn-down techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

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

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of JAVA\J2EE Development, Oracle DB Development, and/or Informatica
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Previous experience as a team lead

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