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Scrum Engineer

Houston, TX
April 25, 2021

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JOSSELIN ‘FRANCK’ KOUAMOU **** Crescent Plaza Dr. APT 2508 Houston, TX 77077 678-***-****

Professional Summary:

Servant-Leader/Scrum Master with proven experience in managing and delivering large software development projects for multi-million dollars companies while building a self-organizing team and coaching them on agile principles and values. He has been proven to be an outstanding analytical thinker and a valuable team member that would go above his ways to make sure that his teams meet the tightest deadlines within/under budget. He has experience in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and knowledge of several agile frameworks like: Scrum, XP, SAFe and Kanban. He promotes continuous improvements and help teams increase productivity by removing impediments, and foster innovation.


Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw, GA – B.B.A. in Economics

Certified Scrum Master – Scrum Alliance

SAFe 5 Scrum Master Certified

Kanban Certified


•Project Management Methodologies: Agile (Scrum and Kanban, XP, SAFe), Waterfall

•Project Management Tools: JIRA(7 years), Rally, VersionOne, Confluence, TFS (2+ years)

•Fluent in French, English, Spanish

•Work experience as Scrum Master(7+years) in a SAFe environment, Waterfall (2+ years), and Agile Methodologies (6 years) for both distributed (Remote) and co-located Teams

Work Experience:

Amazon- Houston, TX March 2016 to March 2021

Scrum Master

Served as Scrum master for two Agile Scrum teams and one Kanban mobile team on both IOS and Android Platforms.

Assisted the Release Train Engineer with the development and enhancement of security protocol features (biometric authentication, ID verification system, GPS tracking system) for the ‘Amazon Flex' program

•Transformed the team from Waterfall to Agile by coaching them on SAFe fundamentals and Scaled Agile principles.

•Trained teams in Agile Development including the use of Project Management tools like JIRA and Confluence.

•Worked closely with the Release Train Engineer to prepare ART items and provide frequent updates on my teams’ releases.

Conducted Iteration Planning Meeting (IPMs), Daily Stand-Ups, Reviews/Demos (Technical and business), Retrospective

•Helped increased productivity by 40% due to the improvement of the internal processes: exceeded 30% operational efficiency goal, reduced time-to-market for all release by 50% and increase team sat by over 100% at the same time.

Introduced a continuous integration system, assuring the stability of developments in the company, and helping to discover integration bugs early.

•Facilitated weekly backlog grooming sessions with development team and product, ensured work items are estimated, ready-for-work and maintained.

•Empowered teams to self-organize and facilitated decision making during sprint planning sessions ensuring the commitments made are appropriate and uphold principles.

• Mentored & coached team delivering stories such that they met the Definition of Done (DoD)

•Facilitated Retrospective ceremonies to ensure key learning is incorporated into next sprint.

•Encouraging Cross-training and supporting each other as an Agile Cross-functional through trust building, and empowerment.

•Lead & organized complex projects, defined project scopes, schedules, deliverables and provided regular progress reports and metrics using JIRA.

•Collaborated with the Product Owner or stakeholders to understand the business priorities in upcoming sprints.

•Monitored teams project delivery on commitments using burn down charts and other visual methods.

•Actively facilitated Sprint ceremonies for both onshore and offshore team and tracked down its velocity using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Agile team metrics.

•Moved team from a standard Scrum Framework to a Lean Kanban development model, greatly improving team’s efficiency and release cadence while adhering to the organization’s Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) practices

•Promoted communication and collaboration during daily scrums and built consensus for achievement during a specified period.

•Removed impediments and obstacles as well as driving continuous improvement through encouraging the adoption of technical practices. Improving Agile execution and building skills and capabilities.

•Facilitated creativity while guarding quality and monitoring iteration progress while striving for successful completion.

U.S. Bank- Minneapolis, MN Dec 2013 to March 2016

Scrum Master


•Led and coordinated a scrum team of 9 members spread in both stateside and Asia deliver increments before time and under budget.

•Oversaw the development of several US Bank Mobile banking features through Flutter such as security protocol (Biometric authentication), Checks processing system, two-factor authentication (1-time use pinthrough SMS) .

•Coordinated with product owners/ Stake holders to prioritize the requirements for sprint.

•Facilitated & prioritized Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily stand up, Sprint Review and Retrospective

•Facilitated Agile ceremonies (Daily Standup, Demonstration, Story Point Estimation, Retrospective, Iteration Planning, Backlog Grooming) and fostered continuous improvements.

•Actively participated in SAFe ART ceremonies (Pre-PI Planning, PI Planning, PI Execution, and PI Inspect and Adapt)

•Led & organized these complex projects, defined their scopes, schedules, deliverables and provided regular progress reports and metrics using TFS.

•Focused on developing more trusted and collaborative team environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or being judged with a complete focus on problem resolution.

•Oversaw the increased in productivity by 56% due to the improvement of the internal processes and performance. This improvement was reached by implementing Scrum, XP, coding standards, tools and best practices at the team level.

•Protected team from internal and external interferences and keeping them involve in agile practices.

•Improved the visibility of the project status, enabling the senior management to improve the speed and certainty on the decision making.

•Promoted communication and collaboration during daily stand-ups and built consensus for achievement during a specified period.

•Delivered focus, coaching, and leadership to the team to keep scrum process running.

•Participated in PI planning protecting teams’ interest, relating to dependencies and risks.

•Monitoring team project delivery on commitments using burn down & burn up charts and velocity and sprint release charts.

Afriland First Bank- Douala, Cameroon July 2013 – Dec 2013

Business Analyst

Developed management tools to measure and analyze financial and operational information such as Earned Value Analysis, financial ratios, key performance indicators, integrated budget model for a wide range of capital markets.

Analyzed company’s financing needs and worked with management to raise capital.

Conducted Earned Value analysis of a wide variety of projects.

Periodically prepared Estimate at Completion and other Forecast report for Management.

Managed a portfolio with a value exceeding USD 400,000 and constantly set and met my long- and short-term goals.

Primerica- Atlanta, GA Jan 2012 – Dec 2012

Business Analyst

- Engaged clients to gather software requirements/business rules and ensured alignment with the development teams.

- Facilitated monthly meetings with clients to document requirements and explore potential solutions.

- Drafted and maintained business requirements and aligned them with functional and technical requirements.

- Evaluated risks related to requirements implementation, testing processes, project communications in the Southeast.

- Performed scenario analyses to align operational and financial resources with growth objectives.

- Collaborated with QA peers on test case reviews and continuously improved test approach and design.

- Developed comprehensive reports, abstracts and charts to present data and guide investment strategies.

- Provided executives with analytics and decision-support tools used as the basis for location strategies

- Monitored expenses to ensure compliance with budget by performing monthly variance analysis.

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