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Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

Company: GTN Technical Staffing and Consulting
Location: Garland
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

Location: Grapevine, TX (can be 100% remote) **must be local to DFW area**
Position Type: Contract to Hire
Hourly / Salary: up to $50hr W-2
Residency Status: US Citizens and US Permanent Residents only, as sponsorship is not being offered at this time.

GTN Technical Staffing is currently seeking an Agile Project Manager Scrum Master for a direct hire opportunity located in Grapevine, TX and can be 100% remote. The Agile Project Manager Scrum Master is a newly created role to become a critical member of the Product Management and Development team building our next generation platform. We are looking for an Agile Project Manager Scrum Master with experience in the formal Agile Methodology role of Scrum Master. This individual will serve as the Scrum Master and overall project manager for AHP's new cloud-based platform built in Angular, JavaScript, MS C#, and MS SQL. The associated Mobile version uses React Native.

The Agile Project Manager Scrum Master works directly with the team of software developers, UX designers, and Quality Assurance engineers to ensure the overall Agile/Scrum development process focused on completion of tasks and features assigned by the Product Manager. The Agile Project Manager Scrum master also leads other team structures such as Kanban-structured efforts for special focus initiatives.
We are using an Agile/Scrum software development methodology with two-week sprints, formal Agile ceremonies of Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Demonstration, and Sprint Retrospectives. The Agile Project Manager Scrum Master leads all of these events and provides team-wide direction, escalation of blockers to Product or Technical management.
The Agile Scrum teams are enabled with state of the market collaborative software development management tools such as Atlassian's Confluence and Jira and Slack messaging system. Use of project management tools such as SmartSheet, JIRA project boards, and excel-based project schedule templates are also used.
Work as critical member of larger Agile-based development team, developing and supporting a platform using a modern cloud-based platform architecture, and working to epics and user stories from a Product Management team.
Work collaboratively with AHP Product Management team in managing development and testing to meet overall Product Management Priorities.
Lead Agile ceremonies including daily standups, sprint planning, sprint demonstrations, and sprint retrospectives.
Lead the scrum team in using the Agile methodology and best practices
Ensure project goals and scope are well understood by all team members.
Work with Agile team to achieve increasing process maturity
Work with Agile team and Product and Development management to optimize velocity to maximum steady state for a specific team.
Drive resolution of Agile Team Blockers by escalating or engaging Product or Development management.
Run additional development team structures as need by Product Management such as Kanban teams for focused initiatives.
Lead breakout teams, as needed, for dedicated focus on short term tasks or issues.
Ensure scrum team is isolated from outside distractions or requests not inline with project goals and commitments.
Work with and coach team members as needed to meet sprint commitments.
Escalate to development management productivity or teamwork concerns for individual scrum team members
Use Atlassian JIRA and Confluence extensively to manage all Agile project management and scrum master tasks.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar Technical Area
3-5 years' experience in Agile software development environments as project manager, developer, product management team member, software quality assurance or similar.
2-3 years in a Scrum Master Role
2-3 years as a Project manager for software development-oriented projects
Strong experience with Atlassian Jira and Confluence.
Strong knowledge of object-oriented programming language paradigms
Strong interest in staying current with industry trends, techniques, and emerging technologies.
Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)
Experience with maintaining and supporting 24x7 mission critical systems
Experience working in an environment with HIPAA, PII, PHI, PCI and HITRUST regulation a plus
Certifications for Scrum Master or Project Management a plus.

Keywords: GTN Technical Staffing and Consulting, Garland , Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Garland, Texas

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