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Scrum Master (Agile Environment)

Position: Scrum Master (Agile Environment)
 Duration: 12 months+
 Location: Houston, TX
 Client: Next Era
 Target rate: up to $70/hr on C2C
 Keywords: Scrum Master, Agile, XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous
Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
Description:
 Minimum Requirements:
 Must have worked in an Agile environment as a Scrum Master.
 Experience with coordinating IT lifecycle initiatives and managing software development
teams as a scrum master is desired.
 Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different
team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
 Experience playing the Scrum Master role for a software development team.
 Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD,
etc.
 Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories,
ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing,
Agile Games.

 Core Requirements:
 Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on self
organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
 Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to
higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and
organization.
 Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the
intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burn down techniques,
numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
 Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences,
user groups, self-study, etc.
 Facilitate agile meetings and coach team members and external teams on the Agile
principles.

 Preferred Requirements:
 Scrum master experience and certification is preferred.

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