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Scrum Master



San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

SWBC is seeking a talented individual to work with one or more Agile teams and ensures that the team lives by the values and practices of Agile.

Why you'll love this role:

In this Scrum Master role, you will be part of SWBC’s Enterprise Portfolio Management office (EPMO) and you will coach, mentor and train Agile teams within the Scrum framework while carrying out Scrum ceremonies, tracking sprint and release progress and identifying and reallocating tasks as required. You will work with the Scrum Master team, Project Managers and Product Owner to set and accomplish project attainable goals, including product roadmap, grooming the backlog and providing clear requirements to the team. Bring your excellent leadership and communication skills, attention to detail and organizational skills to help create successes as an important team member. SWBC offers career advancement and growth opportunities while leveraging amazing technologies and automation.

Essential duties include the following:

  • Coach, mentor, and train Agile teams on the values of the Scrum framework and Agile principles.

  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies effectively and track sprint/release progress to identify blockages and team divergence from allocated tasks.

  • Foster proper communication by assisting internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.

  • Deal with impediments by anticipating, identifying, tracking and removing any impediments that the team faces.

  • Protect the team from external interference and make sure that the team has all resources required to be productive.

  • Work with Scrum teams to set attainable goals and ensure they deliver work at a predictable velocity with superior quality.

  • Work with and coach the Product Owner in creating and managing the product roadmap, grooming the backlog, providing clear requirements to the team, splitting work into small independent pieces and defining release cadence.

  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out of self-organization and constantly work towards continuous improvement.

  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Serious candidates will possess the minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience.

  • First level Scrum Master Certification (CSM, PSM I).

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Distributed Agile, etc.

  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.

  • Experience with tools like TFS/JIRA/Version One/Fogbugz etc.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to use basic office equipment, including copy machine, personal computer, and fax.

  • Able to type 40 WPM.

  • Able to sit for long periods of time performing sedentary activities.

  • Able to stand and stoop to file for long periods of time.

  • Able to push, pull, and lift up to 20 lbs.

SWBC offers*:

  • Competitive overall compensation package
  • Work/Life balance
  • Employee engagement activities and recognition awards
  • Years of Service awards
  • Career enhancement and growth opportunities
  • Emerging Professionals and Mentor Program
  • Continuing education and career certifications
  • Variety of healthcare coverage options
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) retirement plans
  • Lucrative Wellness Program

*Based upon employee eligibility

Additional Information:

SWBC is a Substance-Free Workplace and requires pre-employment drug testing.

Please note, SWBC does not hire tobacco users as allowed by law.

To learn more about SWBC, visit our website at www.SWBC.com. If interested, please click the appropriate apply button.