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Scrum Master

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Midwest Consulting Group Irving , TX 75038

Posted 2 weeks ago

MCG JOB Requisition
Title: Scrum Master
The Scrum Master is responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum and Agile. The Scrum Master does this by helping everyone understand Scrum / Agile theory, practices, rules, and values.
The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which arent. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the Scrum Team.
Of the skills and responsibilities below, the manager will focus on candidates who have or can accomplish the following:
  • This is a more technical role!
  • Works directly with contacts from all areas (and levels) within client environmentto resolve issues forthe team.
  • Coordinating with the DevOps/Release Coordinator to have an effective software release
  • This includes current releases and planning future ones.
  • Ensures that client's defined software engineering processes are followed
  • Planning Scrum implementations within the organization including coordination of dependencies between his/her scrum teams and other scrum teams.
  • Provides input to continually improve client's software engineering processes.
  • Communicate Scrum team metrics and performance summary peers and leadership.
  • Must be delivery/results oriented and accustomed to working in a fast paced environment
  • Strong problem solving skills is required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills is required
The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including:
  • Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team
  • Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management
  • Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items
  • Understanding product planning in an empirical environment
  • Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value
  • Understanding and practicing agility
  • Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed
  • Assisting the product organization refine the user stories to make sure they are constructed with all therequiredinformation
The Scrum Master serves the Development Team in several ways, including:
  • Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Helping the Development Team to create high-value products
  • Removing impediments to the Development Teams progress
  • Facilitating all team meetings, including the Daily Stand-up / Scrum, Grooming Session, Sprint Planning, SprintReview / Demo, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Coaching the Development Team in organizational environments in which Scrum is not yet fully adopted andunderstood
  • Promoting quality practices Provides guidance to assist the team in constantly improving the quality of their deliverables and meeting the Definition of Done (DoD)
  • Protecting and communicating Communicates with management and outside stakeholders; helps protect theteam from uncontrolled expansion of work / scope creep
  • Coordinating inter-team cooperation and dependencies, and helps the team operate well on the project / program
  • Understanding and elevating the visibility of dependencies within and across the teams for a smoother release
  • Coordinating with the DevOps/Release Coordinator to have an effective software release
The Scrum Master serves the Organization in several ways, including:
Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption
Planning Scrum implementations within the organization
Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development
Causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team
Working with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.
Education / Experience:
Bachelors degree in computer science or related field
Minimum of 4 - 6 years of experience in an Information Technology / Software Development organization
Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience with Agile development processes
Minimum of 2 - 3 years of experience acting as a Scrum Master full-time
Experience doing release planning and milestone planning (based on the velocity)
Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM)
Experience with Microsoft development stack and tooling is a plus (Visual Studio, TFS)
Experience supporting at least 2 scrum teams concurrently
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