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Scrum Master

Mindlance Inc.
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
April 17, 2019


Your future duties and responsibilities

• Simultaneously leading multiple teams to deliver value added features through several agile methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.

• Leads and facilitates critical team level agile ceremonies including sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint demos, retrospectives, daily stand-ups, etc.

• Participates and prepares for train level agile ceremonies including program increment planning, system demos, and inspect & adapt workshops.

• Supports the teams estimating efforts. Guides them in establishing normalized estimating approach.

• Identifies risks and blockers and actively works to remove them from the path of the team.

• Help Team members communicate, coordinate and cooperate to ensure that the teams sprint and program increment goals are met.

• Balances scrum process enforcement with collaboration and adapts the agile process framework to the realities of the team culture and environment. Overly ridged approaches will fail.

• Coordinates with other Scrum Masters to synchronize cross team dependencies

• Embodies Lean-Agile leadership behaviors by actively, and continually seeks out opportunities for and drives toward velocity improvements

• Leverages the TFS/Rally/other tool as the means to track work and status success, issues, risks and dependencies.

• Creates a positive team atmosphere where communication, collaboration, and team work defines the culture.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

• Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, Project Management or other related field or equivalent work experience.

• 5+ years of direct experience leading technical teams

• 2+ years specifically in a mature Agile environment

• Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills with the ability to execute with limited

information and ambiguity.

• Constant focus on what is possible and helping others to see the opportunity in the midst of challenge

• Strong communications skills. Ability to communicate across a diverse set of resources. Comfort delivering difficult messages in a fact based approach.

• Demonstrated experience facilitating agile delivery with globally distributed virtual teams

• Demonstrated ability to navigate a highly-matrixed organization effectively.

• Moderate to Advanced Microsoft Office suite skill level.