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Scrum Master

Ft. Worth, Texas

MDI Group is a premier IT workforce solutions provider with more than 25 years of expertise in finding “best fit” IT talent for mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients. We have established relationships with our clients and work directly with the hiring managers. Why MDI Group?...You can expect that we will learn what is most important to you in your job search and match that to the needs of our clients. We offer career coaching and resume services, skills certifications, interview preparation skills, health benefits and a 401K plan. We are currently interviewing for the following contract position:

 

Scrum Masater

Contract

Fort Worth, TX

 

This position is responsible for implementing, facilitating and enabling the Scrum process at the team level for a key client initiative project supporting Operations. 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:

  • Ensure Scrum process, rules and ceremonies are properly applied by leading, facilitating and supporting the following:
  • Daily stand-up meetings
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Sprint Demos
  • Scrum of Scrum meetings
  • Release Planning Events (as needed)

Coach the team to:

  • Become a self-governing high-performance team
  • Collaborate and effectively manage work
  • Resolve issues and conflict

Assist the Product Owner in:

  • Maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Writing and breaking down User Stories

Work with Technology Services leadership to help facilitate:

  • Planning Events
  • Scrum of Scrums (as needed)
  • Project governance
  • System Demos
  • Team status reports
  • 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/Scrum boards, Agile tools, charts, etc.)
  • Gather and maintain team metrics

 

Desired Skills and Experience

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience.
  • At least one Agile methodology certification such as
  • SAFe SA (Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
  • PSM (Professional Scrum Master)
  • Formal facilitation training or mentoring under a Scrum Coach
  • More than two years managing projects and/or programs using a Agile Scrum project management methodology
  • 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 as ScrumMaster in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university (MBA, Information Systems or Computer Science)
  • Experience with VersionOne and Planview project management tools
  • Transportation industry experience

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Type: Contract

Experience: 0

Role: Project Management

Salary: 62.00 Per Hour

Job Order Number: 47436

Date Posted: 01/02/2018

Start Date: 01/22/2018

End Date: 01/25/2019