Bank of America Team Lead-Agile Coach/Scrum Master in Addison, Texas

Job Description:

Position Summary

  • Serving and supporting the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to predictably deliver high quality value to customers

  • Experience with User Story review, splitting, and sizing. Knows what a 'good' story is.

  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile.

  • Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values while also meeting delivery commitment.

  • Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to get the most out of self-organization.

  • Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.

  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.

  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog.

Required Skills

  • First level Scrum Master certification (PSMN I, CSM)

  • Experience being the Scrum Master for at least two years for a Scrum team.

  • Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)

  • Experience with assisting a historically waterfall team and organization with adopting Scrum.

  • Knowledge an/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burnout techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

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

  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

  • The ability to distinguish between what "is Scrum" what is "not Scrum"

Desired Skills

  • Second level Scrum Master certification (PSM II, CSP)

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least three years for a software development team.

  • Knowledge of scaled agile frameworks such as the Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise (SAFe)

  • A good working knowledge of using an Agile tool such as Rally

  • Track record of continued and recent education, as a presenter and learner, in Agile and Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.

  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space such as XP & Kanban

  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

  • Previous experience as a collaborative leader

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Posting Date : 05/17/2018

Location :


  • United States

Travel : Yes, 5% of the time

Full / Part-time : Full time

Hours Per Week : 40

Shift : 1st shift

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