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DFW Scrum Message Board › Job Posting: Scrum Master (Halliburton)

Job Posting: Scrum Master (Halliburton)

Lance D.
Group Organizer
Irving, TX
Post #: 88
Contact: Tho Nguyen <Tho.Nguyen(at)>

As Scrum Master, you are the cheerleader, owner, coach, and referee of the agile/Scrum development process. You will act as a Servant Leader for multiple Scrum Teams by removing obstacles, promoting agile practices, and keeping development running. You will work with multiple Product Owners and other Scrum Masters to ensure the Teams following and reaping the benefits of the agile process.

Job Description:
As a Scrum Master, you will:
• Keeps Scrum process running
• Ensures a proper power balance between PO, Team, Management
• Protects the Team
• Moderates in the Team
• Helps to organize (e.g., Meetings)
• Helps to keep the Team focused on the current Sprint
• Helps to achieve Sprint goals
• Works with PO
• Educates PO, Team, Management and Organization
• Solves impediments
• Encourages and helps to achieve transparency
• Strives to develop a Team into a High Performance Team
• Encourages and protects self-organization
• Educates and focuses a Team toward business-driven development
• Supports Team building and Team development by utilizing the abilities and skills of individuals, and fostering a Feedback culture
• Helps to self-help
• Ensures and supports Empowerment of the Team
• Addresses needs efficiently and effectively
• Detects hidden problems and strives to solve them
• Helps Team to learn from its experiences

Certification and Experience:
• Must be a Certified Scrum Master or Scrum Practitioner
• Must have at least 5 year experience working in software development organization and minimum 1 year of Scrum Master experience

Required Personal Skills:
• Servant Leader – Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
• Flexible – Must be able to work in less than ideal situation; must be able to act as Scrum Master effectively for up to 4 Scrum teams
• Communicative and social – Must be able to communicate well with teams
• Facilitative – Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
• Assertive – Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.
• Situationally Aware – Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
• Enthusiastic – Must be high-energy
• Continual improvement - Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
• Conflict resolution - Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
• Attitude of empowerment - Must be able to lead a team to self-organization
• Attitude of transparency – Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust
• Promoter of agile/XP best practices – Must believe in and be able to promote best practices: continuous integration, TDD, coding standard, sustainable pace, etc.


Short Version:
• Must be a Certified Scrum Master or Scrum Practitioner
• Must have at least 5 year experience working in software development organization and minimum 1 year of Scrum Master experience
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with diverse personality types
• Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
• Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
• Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
• Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear performance standards, resolve performance issues, keep team engaged and on task
• Must be a Servant Leader: Coaching Others, Dealing with Stress, Demonstrating Teamwork, Influencing Others, Interacting with Others, Maintaining Composure, Motivating Others, Providing Direction and Leadership
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