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Scrum Master

Company: Point B
Location: Dallas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Point B, Inc., is interested in matching talented independent professionals like you with the team-oriented contract work you're seeking. Whether you're a seasoned professional looking to minimize hours while maximizing impact, or you're an educated, experienced professional looking to broaden your scope, we can connect you with challenging project work. What makes us different? You have access to Point B solution teams and partnership, plus you have the flexibility of maintaining your independence. You can pick and choose which engagements make sense for your professional development and have access to a management consulting practice to connect you to the work you want to pursue. Opportunity: Point B is looking for Scrum Masters to fill independent consulting positions with our teams nationwide. -Ideal candidates will reside in one of our primary markets including Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Dallas, Austin or Charlotte. - In this role you will: Further the leadership skills needed to be successful as a management consultant Work alongside Point B consultants on critical business and technology initiatives for our customers Build your skills and experience working across a variety of industries and functional areas Create your unique career experience in an environment with a broad range of follow-on opportunities Exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and maintain your flexibility as an independent - If you are a natural leader who enjoys problem-solving and process improvement, then our Scrum Master roles might be right up your alley. Point B customers look for individuals who have executive presence, are comfortable communicating with various stakeholders and teams, and work well dealing with ambiguity. -PMP certification and/or Agile experience is a plus. - Candidates for our Scrum Master roles will be expected to manage a wide scope that may change or evolve over time to meet the needs of our customers. This position should expect change and embrace it. They have a strong sense of ownership, pride, and accountability, and are responsible for end-to-end quality of what is released. They are able to identify unaddressed issues, work on solutions or find the appropriate owner to ensure only high-quality deliverables are produced. - - Responsibilities: Guide and coach the team and organization to follow Agile/Scrum practices and ceremonies Program Manage multiple project work streams using a variety of project scheduling tools Help the team assess 'Scrum Maturity' and higher levels of maturity Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development Identify and manage risks, mitigate or remove impediments, and negotiate dependencies Work closely with Product Owners; ability to maintain a backlog, prioritize backlog and refinements Understand software development processes and procedures; proficient in a DevOps culture - Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition Educate and coach agile teams to maximize efficiencies and promote continuous improvement Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practice Escalate issues early and provide concise issue descriptions to upper-level management coupled with recommended paths for resolution Ability to work in a matrix managed environment where many resources are only part time on the project Ability to encounter an issue and quickly diagnose and put actions in place for triage, research, escalation, and resolution Executive presence and strong facilitation and presentation skills Dependable and solid follow up with a good 'customer service' attitude Experience transitioning software teams to a variation of agile processes - Skills: Experienced in a Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team Knowledge of Agile approaches - Kanban, Scrum, XP, etc. Knowledge and experience with Agile techniques - Automated Testing, User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration CSM, PSM I, PMI-ACP or equivalent preferred Bachelor's Degree or equivalent -#LI-PB #Contract INTRIGUED TO LEARN MORE? When you apply for this role, your information will be personally reviewed by our talent acquisition team (not by a robot). We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce . We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. Learn more about -contract opportunities with Point B Independent Professionals

Keywords: Point B, Dallas , Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Dallas, Texas

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