Agile Scrum Master
at SkillStorm

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Description

SkillStorm is seeking an Agile Scrum Master for one of our clients in Addison, TX.


Position Summary: 

  • Serving and supporting the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to predictably deliver high quality value to customers 
  • Experience with User Story review, splitting, and sizing. Knows what a ‘good’ story is. 
  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile. 
  • Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values while also meeting delivery commitment. 
  • Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to get the most out of self-organization. 
  • Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development 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. 
  • 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 refining and managing the product backlog. 

Required Skills: 

  • First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM) 
  • Experience in playing the Scrum Master/ Agile Master role for at least 3 years for a software development team. 
  • At least 2 years of experience in Kanban Practices. 
  • Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.) 
  • Experience with assisting a historically waterfall team and organization with adopting Scrum.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games 
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.) 
  • 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 Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.) 
  • 2+ years of experience in Rally Software 

Job Snapshot

About Us

SkillStorm is one of the nation’s fastest-growing I.T. Services Company. We have been providing technology consulting, outsourcing and staffing solutions since 2002. SkillStorm can provide you with the right tools to ensure you have the best technology team in place to fuel your organization’s continued success. SkillStorm works with scores of fine companies, including many that rank among the elite Fortune 500 and has been setting the standard for customer service in the industry since inception.

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