Lead Scrum Master

IES Holdings   •  

Grapevine, TX

Industry: Telecommunications & Hardware


8 - 10 years

Posted 36 days ago

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The Job:
The Lead Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving practices and guiding them to more predictable delivery. The Lead Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments, providing guidance, and supporting up to 4 Agile teams. The lead will also help mentor team Scrum Master's.

Your role:

Backlog Management Practices
  • Works with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices
  • Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement
  • Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams
  • Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination

    Agile Ceremony Facilitation
  • Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams
  • Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management
  • Teaches new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process
  • Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices
  • Mentors Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement

    Delivery Team Support
  • Removes impediments to the team's ability to perform
  • Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions
  • Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution
  • Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team and encourages healthy team dynamics.
  • Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization
  • Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems

    Advice and Guidance
  • Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile (XP) development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery
  • Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability
  • Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements
  • Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

    Ability to:
  • Continuously seek to improve solution development processes and/or develops new approaches to achieving improvement consistent across the organization.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of specific specialisms, and provides expert advice regarding their application.
  • Supervise specialist consultancy.
  • Enable stakeholder engagement/ communications plans, including, for example; handling of complaints; problems and issues; managing resolutions; corrective actions and lessons learned; collection and dissemination of relevant information.
  • Use feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management.
  • Help develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Plan the delivery of leaning activities, based on learning objectives.
  • Customize formal and informal learning activities, incorporating relevant scenarios and case studies.
  • Design appropriate environments, and deliver learning activities to specialist audiences.
  • Advice/coach others in learning delivery techniques and options.


What We Look For:
  • Bachelor's degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • Working experience related industry
  • At least 7-10 years working experience as a Senior Scrum Master
  • Working experience in one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), or Kanban
  • Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe
  • Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional (Desired for lower level - required for higher)