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.
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,
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories,
ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing,
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
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
Scrum master experience and certification is preferred.