Deloitte Scrum Master - Senior Consultant in Houston, Texas
Are you an experienced, passionate pioneer in technology; are solutions your focus, a roll-up-your-sleeves individual who thrives in a daily collaborative environment, a think-tank who can share new ideas with your colleagues - without the extensive demands of travel? If so, consider an opportunity with our US Delivery Center - we are breaking the mold of a typical Delivery Center.
Our US Delivery Centers have been growing since 2014 with significant, continued growth on the horizon. Interested? Read more about our opportunity below ...
As an Agile/Scrum Master, you will be responsible to guide cross functional teams to deliver innovative products at market speed using Agile/Scrum principles. Must be able to coach teams and facilitate scrum ceremonies such as PI planning, sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint demo, sprint review and retrospectives. Ideal candidate must be able to build self-organized, self-governed, sustainable, high performing teams that strive to deliver continuously, look for continuous improvement opportunities and produce highest quality product that delights the customer. The Scrum master should have demonstrated ability to communicate and articulate clearly and to all levels of the organization.
Deloitte Consulting's Analytics & Cognitive offering leverages the power of analytics, robotics, and cognitive technologies to uncover hidden relationships from vast troves of data, create and manage large-scale organizational intelligence, and generate insights that catalyze growth and efficiencies.
6+ years of relevant consulting or industry experience using Agile delivery methodology
In-depth knowledge of Agile and Scrum with proven experience coaching, mentoring, and teaching junior Agile practitioners
Experience communicating with leadership (lead through influence)
Experience participating in and facilitating discussions to discover solutions, capturing, and transforming business and technology requirements into high-quality User Stories and Acceptance criteria
Must be proficient with Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g., Jira, Rally, VersionOne, etc.) as well as with Internet research tools, presentation tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), etc.
Facilitates Daily scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo and Sprint Retro meetings
Coaches the team on Agile principle and processes
Facilitates grooming sessions with product owner, to build product backlog.
Facilitates and plans Go-Live activities
Tracks and report Scrum team velocity
Scrum Master Certification (CSM, PSM, SSM, Scrum Coach Certification Kanban, Lean, Scrum-Kanban, Rally, SAFe)
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Travel up to 20% (While 20% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice).
Must live a commutable distance to one of the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Gilbert, AZ; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Lake Mary, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Mechanicsburg, PA; Miami, FL; McLean, VA; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; Orange County, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Rosslyn, VA; Sacramento, CA; St. Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; or be willing to relocate to one of the following USDC locations: Gilbert, AZ; Lake Mary, FL; Mechanicsburg, PA.
Limited sponsorship: Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.
Agile Certification (PMI ACP)
Product Owner certification (PSPO, CSPO)
Experience with Extreme Programming (XP), TDD/BDD, CI/CD is a plus
Exceptional problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with demonstrated experience exercising mature judgment in delicate situations
Should have small team leadership experience with the ability to earn trust while still challenging the team to improve and operate outside its comfort zone in an Agile environment
Experience implementing best practices and standards related to Agile scrum development & testing practices
Demonstrated ability to write clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience
Experience managing work planning, monitoring, and reporting
Experience managing requirements processes including conducting interviews and documenting requirements
Experience with industry standard System Development Life Cycle methodologies
An advanced degree in an area of specialization is a plus
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.