Genesis10 Irving , TX 75014
Genesis10 is seeking a Scrum Master/Project Manager. This is for Contract to Hire position with our client a leader in the Financial Services sector. The position is located in Irving, TX.
W2 Status: Only W2 candidates will be considered for this position.
Description: The Scrum Master will have the ability to achieve broadly communicated objectives under a minimal amount of supervision. Scrum Masters provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills to the agile development process and delivery of applications, as well as enforcing the agile tenants, removing impediments and promoting empowerment.
Understand the difference between Agile and Scrum and be able to articulate it
Provide team with resources, information, communication, and practical advice to enable the team to regularly deliver working software
Facilitates: Daily scrum (stand-up), release and sprint planning sessions, Sprint review (demo) and Sprint retrospective. Ensure all participants understand the ceremony's purpose and keep to the time-box.
Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
Foster and encourage conversations and collaboration - both inside and outside of team - allowing them to self-organize
Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal
Understand and be able to articulate strategic and product planning and goals in the team's environment and progress toward them
Supports Product Owner ensuring the product backlog is properly refined - prioritizing to maximize value and using creative techniques for elaborating user stories to be ready for the upcoming 1-2 sprints.
Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
Ensure team understands the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and achieve this through techniques such as user story slicing and acceptance criteria
Proactively manage dependencies
Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs
Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
Participate in the agile community both internal to Assurant and external with other practitioners
Enforces the values and principles of Agile by focusing on continuous learning and feedback loops
5+ years of experience as a Project Manager and / or Scrum Master leading software development teams
3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master leading software development teams
Agile experience within a multi-team organization
Experience working with distributed, virtual teams
Excellent communication, facilitation, and coaching skills
Advanced understanding and a tool box of Agile practices such as: retrospectives, daily standups, sprint planning, burn down techniques
Experience with agile team tools such as Jira, VersionOne or TFS
Ability to collaborate and exercise influence without authority
Benefits of Working with Genesis10:
As a Genesis10 consultant, we are proud to offer access to the following benefits:
Medical and dental insurance
Successful re-marketing program
Referral program with the opportunity to earn additional income
If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply!
Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives. If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you. Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations. We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement - project after project. To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at
"Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V"
Start Date: 09/20/2018
Start Date: 09/20/2018
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