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Scrum Master + SAFe- MAM in Fort Worth, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

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Scrum Master + SAFe-MAM
Fort Worth, TX

**No Third Parties**

This position is responsible for implementing, facilitating and enabling the Scrum process at the team level for a key initiative project supporting Mechanical Asset Management (MAM).  The Scrum Master has additional responsibilities to accommodate for the support of scaling Agile. The Scrum Master should be a servant-leader who ensures adherence to standard Scrum practices in order to continually improve the team’s performance. 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Ensure Scrum and SAFe process, rules, and ceremonies are properly applied by leading, facilitating and supporting the following:
  1. Daily stand-up meetings
  2. Sprint Planning
  3. Sprint Retrospectives
  4. Sprint Demos
  5. Scrum of Scrum meetings
  6. Release Planning Events
  • Coach the team to:
  1. Become a self-governing high-performance team
  2. Collaborate and effectively manage work
  3. Resolve issues and conflict
  • Assist the Product Owner in:
  1. Maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog 
  2. Writing and breaking down User Stories
  3. Write and estimate User Stories
  4. Refine the team’s work capacity 
  5. Provide transparency to the work and project status 
  • Work with the Release Train Engineer (RTE)/Technology Services leadership to help facilitate:
  1. Release Planning Events
  2. Scrum of Scrums
  3. Program governance 
  4. System Demos
  5. Team status reports 
  6. Stakeholder management and organizational change management
  7. Collaborate with and escalate as required to the TS Application Development manager 
  8. Remove any impediments to the team’s progress
  9. Create and maintain work visibility (Kanban boards, Agile tools, charts, etc.)
  10. Gather and maintain team metrics

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience.
  • At least one Agile methodology certification such as 
  • SAFe SA (Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
  • PSM (Professional Scrum Master)
  • Formal facilitation training or mentoring under a Scrum Coach
  • More than two years managing projects and/or programs using a formal project management methodology (Scrum, Accelerated SAP - ASAP, Waterfall, etc.)
  • Experience managing stakeholders
  • Experience coordinating or serving on multi-team projects, and working in cross-functional teams or environments
  • Experience in business and solution development, project/program management, and project delivery
  • Excellent understanding of the system development life cycle
  • Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university (MBA, Information Systems or Computer Science)
  • Experience with VersionOne and Planview
  • Transportation industry experience


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