Scrum Master

Company: Apex Systems ( Learn More )

General Information
US-TX-Fort Worth
4 Year Degree
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Job Description

This position is responsible for implementing, facilitating and enabling the Scrum process at the team level for a key initiative project supporting Operations. In a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) the Scrum Master has additional responsibilities to accommodate for the support of scaling Agile as prescribed by SAFe. The Scrum Master should be a servant-leader who ensures adherence to standard Scrum practices in order to continually improve the teams performance. The Scrum Master also supports the Product Owner to
• Write and estimate User Stories
• Prioritize User Stories at the appropriate time
• Refine the teams work capacity
• Provide transparency to the work and project status

Essential Functions
The Scrum Master has the following responsibilities in a scaled agile environment:
• Ensure Scrum and SAFe process, rules, and ceremonies are properly applied by leading, facilitating and supporting the following:
o Daily stand-up meetings
o Sprint Planning
o Sprint Retrospectives
o Sprint Demos
o Scrum of Scrum meetings
o Release Planning Events
• Coach the team to:
o Become a self-governing high-performance team
o Collaborate and effectively manage work
o Resolve issues and conflict
• Assist the Product Owner in:
o Maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog
o Writing and breaking down User Stories
• Work with the Release Train Engineer (RTE)/Technology Services leadership to help facilitate:
o Release Planning Events
o Scrum of Scrums
o Program governance
o System Demos
o Team status reports
o Stakeholder management and organizational change management

• Collaborate with and escalate as required to the Application Development manager
• Remove any impediments to the teams progress
• Create and maintain work visibility (Kanban boards, Agile tools, charts, etc.)
• Gather and maintain team metrics

Desired Skills and Experience
• Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience.
• At least one Agile methodology certification such as
o SAFe SA (Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist)
o PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
o CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
o PSM (Professional Scrum Master)
• Formal facilitation training or mentoring under a Scrum Coach
• More than two years managing projects and/or programs using a formal project management methodology (Scrum, Accelerated SAP - ASAP, Waterfall, etc.)
• Experience managing stakeholders
• Experience coordinating or serving on multi-team projects, and working in cross-functional teams or environments
• Experience in business and solution development, project/program management, and project delivery
• Excellent understanding of the system development life cycle
• Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization
• Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
• Experience leading and/or supporting implementations
• Masters Degree from an accredited college/university (MBA, Information Systems or Computer Science)
• Experience with VersionOne and Planview
• Transportation industry experience

If you are interested learning more about this opportunity, please contact Madelynn Benge at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

About Apex

Apex Systems, a division of On Assignment, provides organizations with scalable IT staffing solutions to address critical gaps in their current workforce and augment workforce management strategies. We specialize in providing IT professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct placements to clients in Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies. Our specialized technology and industry practice groups help us match the most talented and qualified technical professionals to great companies across the country.

Apex and parent company On Assignment combine to be the 2nd largest IT staffing company in the U.S.


Contract, Contract-to-Hire, Open-Ended-Contracts and Permanent IT Placements


Benefits are provided through Apex for qualified employees and include the following:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401 (k)
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Referral Program
  • EEO Employer

    Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or 844-463-6178.

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