Scrum Master


Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Plano, TX
Contract type: Full time
OrangePeople is seeking a dynamic, creative, and driven Scrum Master to join talented teams working on cutting edge technologies to solve complex business problems. At OrangePeople we consult for some of the most prestigious brands in the world. But more importantly, our consultants have a voice in the vision and future of the company. At OrangePeople, our focus is people. It\'s right there in our name.

  • Help grow a collaborative and continuously improving engineering culture
  • Teach and serve as example to the team of Scrum and agile values and principals
  • Coach and give feedback to individuals and teams
  • As a Scrum Master, facilitate Scrum Events when requested by the team
  • Deliver effective conflict resolution between individuals and teams
  • Be an assertive but friendly and communicative person with first class interpersonal skills
  • Be an expert in estimation and planning techniques and be able to explain and teach release planning in an empirical environment
  • Advocate for modern agile software development and organizational practices, such as XP, CI/CD, Devops, TDD, etc.
  • Have excellent visualization skills and be able to explain and create visual radiators
  • Help individuals, teams, and programs to clarify goals and actions to achieve them
  • Deliver effective methods and practices for managing and resolving impediments
  • Coach and support others in effective techniques for backlog creation, management, and refinement
  • Demonstrate effective techniques for managing team interruptions, and for protecting the team in a sprint
  • Work beyond team boundaries to improve efficiencies, flow of work, and value delivered.
  • Be able to explain the differences between various Scrum Scaling frameworks and approaches
  • Provide scaling expertise to align multiple agile teams, collaborate and facilitate planning with large groups, coach Product Owners on managing scaled product backlog of epics and features, and facilitate decision making with Product Owners, and Principal Architects
  • Create and maintain team happiness, and demonstrate effective techniques for building happy teams
  • Demonstrated deep system level thinking and proven ability to impact whole program dynamics
  • Be a genuine self-starter needing no prompting to get going, and be able to observe and then take action to improve the team delivery
Required Qualifications:
  • 3-5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master on a team
  • Proven track record at facilitating, coaching, and mentoring teams towards rapidly delivering high impact, high quality software in a sustainable fashion
  • Experience providing scaling expertise to support multiple agile teams aligning to a larger program
  • Deep expertise in helping teams build and develop trust, safety, and effective communication
  • Experience and expertise in multiple agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, Lean, etc), and have the ability and flexibility to adapt approach to fit team and product environment
  • Excellent visualization skills, and be able to explain and create visual radiators, roadmaps, and other communication to senior leadership
  • Experience with full software development life cycle and advocating for modern agile software development and organizational practices
  • Committed to the development of all team members and continuous development of capability within the department
  • Committed to continuous learning and able to demonstrate a pattern of personal development in agility
  • Not afraid to raise issues and inspire change while being comfortable dealing with situations of conflict, ambiguity, and uncertainty
  • Demonstrates advanced problem-solving
  • Exhibits integrity and high standards in work quality
  • Displays care, empathy, and understanding towards team members including valuing diversity and differences amongst individuals
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
Added Bonus if you have:
  • Experience working with big data and/or API services
  • Technical experience developing software and/or business experience
  • Relevant practitioner level certifications (PSMII/CSP)
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Participate in OrangePeople monthly team meetings, and participate in team building efforts.
  • Contribute to OrangePeople technical discussions, peer reviews, etc.
  • Contribute content and collaborate via the OP-Wiki/Knowledge Base.
  • Provide status reports to OP Account Management as requested
About Us:
OrangePeople is an IT and Tech Solutions company. Our most valuable asset is our people: dynamic, creative thinkers who are passionate about doing quality work. As a member of the OrangePeople team you will have access to industry-leading consulting practices, strategies & technologies, innovative training & education. An ideal Orange Person is a technology leader with a proven track record of technical achievements and strong process/methodology orientation.

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