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Scrum Master

Location: 

Fort Worth, TX, US, 76118

Brand:  Allied Electronics
Function:  Digital & Technology

About Allied Electronics & Automation

Allied is a leading digital company focused on distribution in the Automation and Control industry. We view technology as a means to create great experiences for our customers, and we need a great team to help us get there. As a part of the Digital team, you will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies, develop and deploy quickly using agile and DevOps and work on self-directed teams who are using the voice of customer to guide their work.

 

We pride ourselves on the great working environment that we’ve created at Allied, where our employees can make a difference in the lives our customers, we can move fast, experiment when needed, can operate with autonomy and where everyone is focused on doing the right thing for the customer.

 

Function
Allied is undergoing a digital transformation and we’re looking for the right people to help push us forward.  We practice the Scrum methodology to facilitate quick and easy delivery of value for the customer, both internal and external.  And no Scrum team can reach full potential without an exceptional Scrum Master.  Reporting to the Director of Digital Experience & Customer Acquisition, the Scrum Master works with the Scrum team on a daily basis, facilitating and guiding through each sprint. This individual acts as a conduit to the rest of the organization for the team and the process, communicating and educating to develop an organizational culture that supports and celebrates Scrum, in which the team can thrive and continuously deliver value to the customer.

Above all, the Scrum Master is a servant leader of the Scrum teams and the organization in the adoption, education, and continual improvement of the principles and practice of Scrum methodology.  At any given time, this individual may be a coach, a teacher, a problem-solver, a decision-maker, a motivator, a communicator, a listener, an analyst, a mentor, and just about anything else the situation demands to facilitate progress.  The Scrum Master is the glue that holds the team together and the grease that keeps the wheels turning.  They must be as ready to have the hard conversations as they are the easy ones, pursuing what’s right for the team and the organization, all while upholding the Agile principles that guide us.  Nothing about this role is easy, but for the right person the rewards of doing it make it all more than worthwhile.    

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Guide and serve teams that deliver digital experiences, through application of the Lean/Agile principles and the Scrum framework
  • Facilitate team organization and ceremonies such as sprint planning, daily scrums/stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives 
  • Identify and remove impediments that interfere with the team’s ability to deliver
  • Facilitate the creation and adoption of working agreements and definitions of done, including use of appropriate tools, standards and best practices
  • Ensure the team is tracking and communicating team progress and metrics
  • Facilitate and enable an environment of collaboration and creativity
  • Challenge and enable the team to continuously improve through data-driven inspect and adapt cycles
  • Be an advocate for the team and the process, working throughout the organization to inform and educate, developing an organizational culture that supports and celebrates Scrum

 

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • Servant leader – must garner respect from the team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Communicative and social – must communicate well with teams
  • Facilitative – must lead and demonstrate Agile principles to the team
  • Assertive – must ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, be a voice of reason and authority, and make the tough calls
  • Situational awareness and conflict resolution – must be the first to notice issues as they arise and facilitate a resolution in the interest of the team and the organization while upholding the Agile principles
  • Continuous improvement – must continuously and actively pursue self and team growth 
  • Attitude of empowerment – must lead the team to self-organization
  • Attitude of transparency – must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business, resulting in the development of organizational trust in the team and the process

 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years related experience 
  • Advanced computer software skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously 
     

Equal Employment Opportunity
Allied is an equal opportunity employer and maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent and prohibit unlawful discrimination against any qualified employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other unlawful classification to the extent protected by law. This policy of nondiscrimination applies to all employment practices, including hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination. Employees who engage in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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