Job Description :

DirectClient: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts(CPA)
Title: Agile Scrum Master
Location: 111 E 17th Street Austin, Texas 78711/Telecommuting
Duration: Until 8/31/2022 with possible extension
Last date for submission: May 24, 2021 (2.00 PM-CST)

Note: Remote work allowed during COVID-19 and 100% onsite after the pandemic

The Candidate will lead and provide day-to-day management guidance and direction to scrum teams in applying agile principles and best practices utilizing the Scrum framework for implementation of new CPA solutions, including but not limited to updating various Tax application solutions.

The Candidate will:
•      Facilitate all scrum events: daily scrum, backlog refinement, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
•      Guide, facilitate and teach the Agile mindset, core values, principles and Scrum best practices to the team and others throughout the organization
•      Manage, with Agile principles and best practices, multiple projects of medium to large scale and guide the teams through the scrum process to ensure tested, functional, valuable software is delivered to the customer at the end of each sprint/iteration
•      Recognize and remove impediments for the scrum (development) team.
•      Ensure the teams are reflecting on their performance after each sprint to identify successes, as well as failures, and continuously improving their way or working to increase the value delivered to the customer
•      Assess performance of teams and programs, finds opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations and implements changes and steps to increase the team’s productivity.
•      Work with product owners and teams to provide strategies and techniques to maintain and build product backlogs reflective of customers’ needs 
•      Coach scrum teams to become self-organizing
•      Collaborate with other scrum masters to improve the overall agile strategy and provide alignment in sprint execution.
•      Provide detailed metrics and dashboard covering tasks, assigned resources, and story points including burn down charts

Minimum Requirements:
Years    Required/Preferred    Experience
7    Required    Extensive knowledge of the Agile Development Methodologies with advanced knowledge and experience utilizing the Scrum framework leading multiple scrum teams in medium to large scale enterprise environments
5    Required    Experience as a Scrum Master on large projects including: • Experience performing Scrum Ceremonies (sprint planning, daily standups, reviews/demos, retrospectives) • Experience with backlog refinement and helping team refine epics/stories through progress
5    Required    Experience with highly complex application security requirements
4    Required    Last 4 consecutive years working experience on resume as job title of “Scrum Master” or “Agile Coach”
4    Required    Strong experience as a Scrum Master and deep understanding of software development methodologies and proven ability to lead scrum teams in the execution of scrum processes, agile principles & values; providing monitoring including risk/issues management.
4    Required    Experience in project management including Agile and other SDLC methodologies plus knowledge of software development methodologies, testing, design, and implementations
2    Required    Proficient with Jira and Confluence
1    Required    Agile Scrum Master Certification (Certified Scrum Master CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), or SAFe Scrum Master)
3    Preferred    Proficient with the Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, TEAMS, Microsoft Project, Word, Visio, Excel and PowerPoint
3    Preferred    Working experience as a software developer
3    Preferred    Experience with modern development languages, frameworks, and architectures such as React, JavaScript, Spring Framework, Microservices, CI/CD, Cloud Native, etc.
2    Preferred    Experience with Java, .NET, Natural, or COBOL
2    Preferred    Experience using SQL in one of more of the following RDBMS products: DB2 z/OS, SQL Server, Oracle
2    Preferred    Serving in a technical leadership role on software development projects
2    Preferred    Experience Texas CPA Systems
1    Preferred    Having been a member of an agile development team and delivered a final finished product into a production environment
1    Preferred    Participation in a successful agile transformation
1    Preferred    Advanced certifications: Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master, Certified Agile Leadership (CAL), Certified Agile Coach (CTC or CEC)

Client : CPA


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