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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 17-17844
Location: Austin, Texas
The Scrum Master will lead a cross-functional product development team to effectively use Agile principles and Scrum practices to create and deliver high-quality software on a regular cadence.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Guiding the team to produce quality software on a predictable schedule using Agile/Scrum principles and practices

· Preparing for, facilitating and following up on actions for all Scrum ceremonies including grooming, planning, stand-ups, reviews and retrospectives

· Creating and maintaining information radiators that track progress at multiple levels, including following up with the team to ensure daily updates

· Removing impediments to team progress either directly or by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment

· Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

· Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

· Helping the team to continually evolve the process, seeking improvements and greater efficiency

· Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

· Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

· Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

Job Requirements:

· Minimum of 3 years experience working with software development teams, with at least one year as Scrum Master for a software development team using Agile/Scrum principles and practices

· Experience working with geographically distributed teams working across several timezones

· Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

· Excellent communication and coaching skills

· Knowledge of techniques for adapting Scrum practices to specific situations

· Must have experience using Atlassian tools including Jira, Jira Agile/Greenhopper and Confluence to manage backlogs, burndowns and team collaboration

· Must be self-motivated, dedicated and have the ability and desire to work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment