Agile Scrum Master

Agile Scrum Master

03 Nov 2023
Texas, Plano, 75023 Plano USA

Agile Scrum Master

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Job#: 1304117

Job Description:

Apex Systems is looking for a high priority Scrum Master for one of our top financial clients. Some of the details are listed below! If you are interested in learning more, please send your most up to date resume to Hannah Abeyta at and she will give you a call!

Location: Dallas, TX | Hybrid

Job Description
Acts as Scrum Master for multiple agile development teams, contributing to the successful implementation of assigned epics by ensuring that all the required elements are appropriately understood, documented, owned, and actioned by the team. Manages timelines and communicates status. Attends scrum of scrums, program iteration planning, and inspects and adapts. Leads an agile team to facilitate sprint events (stand up, planning, demo, and retrospective.) Applies technical/business knowledge in determining end-to-end design requirements for large initiatives involving line of business and agile teams. Works closely with developers and testers to ensure requirements and designs are translated accurately into working stories. Coaches the team in self-organization and cross-functionality. Teaches and leads the team to create high-value products.
Responsibilities Include:
Facilitating Scrum routines (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Demos/Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives, etc)
Collaborating with Product owner and Dev team to prioritize and define stories using JIRA
Coordinating work between onshore based in US and offshore teams
Integrating with project, technology and business partners to manage the projects and be proactive in gathering status updates from partners, while minimizing impact
Ability to influence and negotiate both vertically and horizontally
Ensuring the team has a healthy Product and Sprint backlog - supports Product Owner
Provides visibility into the Agile teams delivery plans and progress against plan to stakeholders
Measuring team delivery, maturity, and performance and reviews the metrics with the team to identify improvement opportunities
Required Skills
5-7 years experience in technology and working in an agile environment
Must be SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) 5 certified. Preferably SASM SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
Working knowledge of Lean Agile SDLC processes and deliverables
Ability to lead discussions and learning sessions with 30+ attendees
Willingness to facilitate learning and empower team members to teach others (Train the Trainer)
Working knowledge of Quality Center/Application Lifecycle Management
Excellent proficiency and hands-on experience with Jira tool
Experience in developing and delivering education sessions
Experience in education and demonstrating facilitation of core agile practices, including but not limited to:
o Servant Leadership
o Kanban & Scrum Framework experience
o Value stream mapping
o Feature and story backlog prioritization and refinement
o Release planning (Program Increment)
Excellent analysis and troubleshooting skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
Process oriented and detailed oriented
Positive attitude and open to feedback. Problem solver, not a problem maker.
Desired Skills
SAFe RTE 5 certification is a plus
JIRA Query Language experience
Basic Data analysis skills, SQL, Reporting tool knowledge is preferred
Prior experience in finance sector

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