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Scrum Master (Dallas, TX)
Ref No.: 18-04246
Location: Dallas, Texas
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date / End Date: 07/23/2018 to 12/31/2018
Paladin Consulting is currently hiring a Scrum Master to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Dallas, TX.

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Job Title: Scrum Master
Work Location: Dallas, TX
Duration: Long term contract with option to extend
Education/Experience Required: Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field such as math, business, information technology, or computer science, or equivalent work experience.


JOB SUMMARY:
  • Responsible for managing multiple products and ensures the Scrum team(s) adheres to Agile/Scrum best practices, standards, and guidelines.
  • Acts as a facilitator, helping the team maximize performance and increase efficiencies by removing impediments, minimizing distractions, escalating issues, and managing the roster ensuring the team has the proper tools in place (TFS/Jira, others as needed).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Guides the team and organization in effectively employing Agile/Scrum practices and principles to create value and increase customer and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Supports and educates the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog and planning releases.
  • Facilitates Scrum meetings: Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Epic and Story Estimation, Sprint Review and Demo, and Retrospective.
  • Helps the team stay focused by removing obstacles, minimizing distractions, and keeping team meetings concise and efficient. Clarifies roles and responsibilities and offers motivation and support, as necessary.
  • Assesses the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable.
  • Facilitates "self-organization” of the team to accomplish objectives and continuously improve processes.
  • Creates and maintains information radiators and team tools, to include: sprint board, burn-down charts, burn-up charts, progress dashboards, etc.
  • Tracks metrics that are important to the team in order to deliver success and continuous improvement. Identifies product dependencies and facilitates scrum integration.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
  • May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers.
  • May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field such as math, business, information technology, or computer science, or equivalent work experience.
  • Typically possesses 5 - 7 years of combined business and/or D&T experience within an Agile environment.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES:
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) - Scrum Alliance and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification is preferred.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues.
  • Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups.
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE:
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets.
  • Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.
  • Develops, manages, and maintains product financial tracking and reporting systems and output.
REASONING ABILITY
  • Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.
  • Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment.
  • Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines.
  • Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause moderate impact to department or damage to a client engagement.

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