Scrum Master

Information Technology
Oil & Gas
Direct Hire
Houston, Texas
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Scrum Master

Our client’s Technology + Innovation Lab works with data that powers their products to improve safety and reliability. By working hands-on with ground-breaking technology, the lab pioneers the development of innovative products through small agile teams. Their teams incorporate a variety of multidisciplinary skills, including industrial predictive algorithms, machine learning, and sentiment analysis.

As a Scrum Master, you will help lead the team (in conjunction with the Product Owner) in delivering IT services to the business in an impactful way on a day-to-day basis and be an excellent teammate and communicator, with the ability to facilitate creativity and empowerment for the team.

Who you are

  • You are an experienced Scrum Master (3 years minimum, 5+ years preferred) with experience as a developer and/or in a leadership role preferred
  • You have experience in scheduling and coordinating meetings, identifying risks/dependencies/impediments, and coordinating resources and handling multiple priorities required
  • You promote creative thinking and self-improvement within the team
  • You are confident and skilled at navigating the team through road-blocks to allow sprints to be completed on time
  • You coach team on agile practices and ensures adherence to agile methodology to deliver maximum business value on time
  • You resolve conflicts within the team before they become an issue, i.e. a strong mediator
  • You bring a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence those around them
  • You build a sense of trust and rapport that enables an effective workplace
  • You’re passionate about innovation and bring a “can do” attitude
  • You hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related quantitative discipline

What you’ll do

  • You’ll provide day-to-day leadership of delivery of complex IT services to large parts of the organization in the context of producing products that will drive significant business impact across the different parts of a BU
  • You’ll bring deep agile expertise to bear on crafting and driving both product delivery and development of entire Lab culture
  • You’ll coach the team and broader organization on how to use scrum & agile practices methodologies
  • You’ll oversee scrum process, coach the team; facilitate open and adaptive team culture
  • You’ll support product owner on release planning
  • You’ll remove all impediments to the team’s success, such as cultural barriers or logistic challenges, supporting the Product Owner, and ensuring that the team’s progress and successes are highly visible to all stakeholders
  • You’ll foster close collaboration across all team members, encourage cross-training and supporting each other
  • You’ll facilitate communication and collaboration inside and outside the team
  • You’ll shield the team from external interference and ensure the team is fully functional and productive
  • You’ll generate agile mindset in team through conversations, coaching, and role playing exercises
  • You’ll build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of punishment

How you’ll work

  • You’ll be based in an office environment with occasional travel to other Lab locations
  • You’ll be part of a pressurized environment, working to tight deadlines

This company builds advanced technology products to deliver energy in a safe and reliable way to fuel a rapidly innovating world. In their new Technology + Innovation Lab they believe in Agile way of working, focus on their people and value craftsmanship, in a ‘work is play’ environment where they offer a flexible, fun, and modern working style to support individual needs.

Apply now to start a career with unlimited potential!