Scrum Master

Houston, TX 77077

Posted: 09/06/2018 Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Industry: Blue Chip Company Job Number: 2018-54 Pay Rate: DOE - W2 Only Type: Contract-to-Hire

Large Corporation located in West Houston, Texas is searching for a Scrum Master for their software development team.  Candidate should be a Scrum Master responsible for coaching the agile team by instilling agile practices & methods, raising the performance of agile teams through impediment management, continuous improvement, and process facilitation



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or other.



  • CSM – Certified Scrum Master

Required Experience:

  • 5-8 years of experience in the role of a Scrum Master in an agile environment
  • Strong understanding of Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban and other agile development frameworks
  • Strong understanding of agile Project Management Tools such as Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, HP agile Manager, Rally etc.
  • Must be able to demonstrated servant leadership with the ability to foster team engagement and collaboration
  • Must have excellent communication skills with ability to manage and resolve conflicts
  • Must be able to demonstrated problem solver and active seeker of solutions
  • Must have effective change management skills in a fast-paced agile environment



  • Provides experience and insights for the Product Owner and team in the creation and ongoing management of the backlog
  • Facilitates effective sprint planning sessions, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives, promoting team ownership
  • Provides insight into the priorities, through an understanding of technical issues, and identifying dependencies on other teams
  • Coaches teams to interact in ways that ensure clear communication of product requirements and team commitments
  • Coaches continuous improvement and self-organizing behaviors in the team while promoting the use of agile practices
  • Clears the team’s impediments and ensures team is raising and clearing impediments on a daily basis
  • Reviews progress, issues and risks and teaches team to conducts problem analysis as well as conflict resolution
  • Identifies gaps in knowledge and addresses them through teaching, mentoring, and coaching of best practices across teams
  • Mentors other Scrum Masters through Community of Practice and other informal forums
  • Supervises delivery team members as they commit to and deliver work
  • US Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.
  • Our client is unable to provide H1B Visa sponsor at this time.
  • Unable to provide relocation assistance
  • No C2C with third party vendors

Contract Assignment:

This is a 3- month contract-to-hire assignment on W2 only.  No C2C or third party vendors.


Resume Submittal:

Please submit your resume in MS Word format to

Marie Mikelson
President - Executive Recruiter

Marie is a native Houstonian and has put her energy in building ProFound’s business relationships. She has specialized in IT and software development recruiting in the Houston area since 1999. You will often hear Marie tell people to “get-into-our-circle” because she knows people, companies and she’s working on new jobs all the time. As a professional networker, Marie practices good habits in business development, recruiting, customer service, working with a sense of urgency to help people. She believes in having a foundation of long term relationships in order to be a successful Business Owner, Recruiter and Business Developer.

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