Job Description

Abacus is an IT recruiting company focused on matching highly talented resources with the most in-demand IT jobs.  We believe it is important to ensure a cultural and skillset match between resources and organizations.  As part of the Abacus family, you’ll not only contribute to the success of leading edge companies, but also have several opportunities for personal and professional growth. Whether you are seeking a contract, contract-to-hire or permanent placement opportunity, we can tailor a package to meet your individual needs. We also believe it is important to give back and as a company support multiple charitable outreach and community based programs.

Based in Fort Worth,Texas, our direct client is one of the largest shipping companies in the nation.  Massive modernization initiatives are underway providing opportunities for skilled IT professionals to apply their trade in a fast paced environment.

Description:

The SCRUM Master will be responsible for implementing, facilitating and enabling the Scrum process at the team level for a key corporate 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.

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:

•             Daily stand-up meetings

•             Sprint Planning

•             Sprint Retrospectives

•             Sprint Demos

•             Scrum of Scrum meetings

•             Release Planning Events

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

•             Write and estimate User Stories

•             Refine the team’s work capacity

•             Provide transparency to the work and project status

 

Work with the Release Train Engineer (RTE)/Technology Services leadership to help facilitate:

•             Release Planning Events

•             Scrum of Scrums

•             Program 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 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 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:

•             Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university (MBA, Information Systems or Computer Science)

•             Experience with VersionOne and Planview

•             Transportation industry experience

Application Instructions

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