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Scrum Master

Austin, Texas Charles Schwab


Austin – TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758

John Bradley


We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at ********************************************************** over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

The Scrum Master provides effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills supporting the agile development process and delivery of our applications. As an agile expert, the Scrum Master will be responsible for enforcing the agile tenants as interpreted by our team, removing impediments and promoting empowerment. The Scrum Master position is highly responsible and accountable and will challenge the teams and strive for improving agile best practices.

What you’ll do:

Support agile based SDLC for software development creating necessary standards, tools and best practices in a clearly document form. Participate and support development and software delivery. This may include the following:

Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meeting

Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress

Maintain process documentation

Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility

Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs.

Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice

Support the development managers and project leads as necessary

Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition

Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal

Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution

Empower the teams to self-organize

Improve the productivity of the sprint teams

Ensure the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially releasable

Participate in the organization and planning of the development schedule based on methodology that has been developed to create a cohesive plan with identifiable platform dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the agreed project user stories and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters

Adapting project scope, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks.

What you have:

Must be a Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Bachelor’s degree and 3 plus years of technology experience

Financial industry experience a plus

Previous development or QA experience required, preferably in a leadership role.

Previous technical experience with C++, C#, SQL Server, Mongo DB, AngularJS is preferred

Experience using JIRA/Confluence

Knowledge of GIT, BitBucket, Jenkins, Bamboo

Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate

Experience working with an agile methodology on large scale, technically complex projects for a large enterprise

Ability to understand technical issues

Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures

Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle

Highly adaptable to changing environment

Must have exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams

Ability to coach teams to reach their highest potential

Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems

Must be collaborative in driving decisions

Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines

Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail

Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task

Results Driven (Prioritizing, Taking Initiative, Taking Ownership) Team Leadership (Coaching Others, Dealing with Stress, Demonstrating Teamwork, Influencing Others, Interacting with Others, Maintaining Composure, Motivating Others, Providing Direction and Leadership)

What you’ll get:

Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at ************************************************* .

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an equal employment opportunity employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. ( Please click here to see policy at ************************************************************************* .) Schwab is also an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. We believe diversity and inclusion are part of our success as a company and our purpose of serving every client with passion and integrity.

If you need an accommodation in the application process, please email ************************* or call HR Direct at ************.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English – spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-2-5 yrs

Position Located In: TX – Austin

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Expiration Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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