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Scrum Master

Ft. Worth, Texas

Scrum Master

Location: Ft. Worth, TX

PTC BOS and Dispatching systems is in the market for an experienced Scrum Master to lead 2 teams.
• GRIT project has 4 resources primarily all GRIT and on occasion have to reach out to the PTC and/or TSS team to work in joint changes
• SMT is a new project and has 2 PTC resources and 2 SMT resources at this time

This position is responsible for implementing, facilitating and enabling the Scrum process at the team level for a key client initiative project supporting Operations. In a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) the Scrum Master has additional responsibilities to accommodate for the support of scaling Agile as prescribed by SAFe. The Scrum Master should be a servant-leader who ensures adherence to standard Scrum practices in order to continually improve the team’s performance. The Scrum Master also supports the Product Owner to:
• Write and estimate User Stories
• Prioritize User Stories at the appropriate time
• Refine the team’s work capacity
• Provide transparency to the work and project status

Essential Functions
The Scrum Master has the following responsibilities in a scaled agile environment:
• Ensure Scrum and SAFe process, rules, and ceremonies are properly applied by leading, facilitating and supporting the following:
o Daily stand-up meetings
o Sprint Planning
o Sprint Retrospectives
o Sprint Demos
o Scrum of Scrum meetings
o Release Planning Events
• Coach the team to:
o Become a self-governing high-performance team
o Collaborate and effectively manage work
o Resolve issues and conflict
• Assist the Product Owner in:
o Maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog
o Writing and breaking down User Stories
• Work with the Release Train Engineer (RTE)/Technology Services leadership to help facilitate:
o Release Planning Events
o Scrum of Scrums
o Program governance
o System Demos
o Team status reports
o Stakeholder management and organizational change management

• Collaborate with and escalate as required to the TS Application Development manager
• Remove any impediments to the team’s progress
• Create and maintain work visibility (Kanban boards, Agile tools, charts, etc.)
• Gather and maintain team metrics

Desired Skills and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience.
• At least one Agile methodology certification such as
o SAFe SA (Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist)
o PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
o CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
o PSM (Professional Scrum Master)
• Formal facilitation training or mentoring under a Scrum Coach
• More than two years managing projects and/or programs using a formal project management methodology (Scrum, Accelerated SAP - ASAP, Waterfall, etc.)
• Experience managing stakeholders
• Experience coordinating or serving on multi-team projects, and working in cross-functional teams or environments
• Experience in business and solution development, project/program management, and project delivery
• Excellent understanding of the system development life cycle
• Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization
• Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
• Experience leading and/or supporting implementations
• Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university (MBA, Information Systems or Computer Science)
• Experience with VersionOne and Planview
• Transportation industry experience

Type: Contract

Experience: 0

Role: Project Management

Salary: 66.00 Per Hour

Job Order Number: 47386

Date Posted: 12/18/2017

Start Date: 01/15/2018

End Date: 01/18/2019