Senior Scrum Master/Agile Coach in Plano, TX at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 11/4/2019

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Senior Scrum Master/Agile Coach Summary:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for a Senior Scrum/Agile Coach. In this role the candidate will be a servant leader and mentor to cross-functional team(s) focused on achieving outstanding business outcomes. Specifically, uses expertise in team building, business agility and lean product delivery to support healthy, collaborative and continuously improving teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Assessing the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity
  • Guiding and coaching the Scrum Teams and organization on how to apply agile values and principles, and the Scrum Framework to delight customers
  • Protect the team from outside influences and remove impediments
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem solving
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Working closely with the Product Owner to ensure product backlog is visible and prioritized towards business value
  • Facilitating various Scrum and/or Kanban activities such as: Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Empowering the team to be self-organized

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in Business, Engineering or related area
  • Scrum Master certification
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite and project tools such as MS Project, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • 3 Years leading Agile teams as a Scrum Master required.
  • Must exhibit expert knowledge of agile frameworks including Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Framework
  • Public speaking and professional facilitating
  • Exceptional coaching and mentoring skills at the team and management levels
  • Ability to teach and train on Agile, Scrum, Kanban at a level accessible to beginners with the ability to deep dive for advanced topics
  • A change agent; progressively challenging the team and organization to continuously improve
  • Excellent understanding of product and sprint backlog tracking, burn down metrics, and velocity
  • Strong negotiation, leadership, and written and verbal communication skills
  • High maturity of diplomacy and ability to see and rationalize multiple points of view
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a diverse leadership team
  • Servant leader who Supports the development team, the product owner, and the organization
  • High Emotional Intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills)
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity while successfully managing work demands and pressure

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.