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Scrum Master (Dallas, TX)
Ref No.: 17-03509
Location: Dallas, Texas
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 09/05/2017 to 11/17/2017
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 hire

Job Description & Responsibilities:
  • The Scrum Master will be responsible for developing an agile based SDLC for a development organization focused on providing technology solutions using the Salesforce platform.
  • They will also be responsible for the coaching/mentoring of existing development managers/leads on this methodology as it is implemented and used during the project development life cycle.Develop agile based SDLC for new software development organization creating necessary standards, tools and best practices in a clearly documented form.
  • Participate and support initial development pilots during the initial phases of the project. This may include the following:
    • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings
    • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
    • Maintain process documentation
    • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
    • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs.
    • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
    • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition o Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal
    • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
    • Empower the teams to self-organize o Improve the productivity of the teams in any way possible
    • Ensure the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially shippable
    • Participate in the organization and planning of the development schedule based on methodology that has been developed to create a cohesive plan with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the agreed project plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters
  • Adapting project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout pilot projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks.
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 3+ years project management and Scrum Master experience
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Excellent team player and team builder
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment
  • Experience in Salesforce is highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
  • Must have exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential
  • Must be "self-motivated ", creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Must be collaborative in driving decisions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear performance standards, resolve performance issues, keep team engaged and on task
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