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IT Scrum Master

Company: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Are you currently a scrum master?

Do you OWN scrum? Evangelizing and coaching it to others?

BUT are you also flexible, and able to pivot your perspective based on the situation?

Are you a team player, eager to collaborate with others and have FUN while doing it?

Are you looking for a new opportunity to join a GREAT work culture, with room to grow and plenty of work to go around?

Then this might be just the opportunity for you!

Here at Fairway, we strongly believe the way we do things is just as important as what we do. Our Core Values define how we work together as team, support individual growth, and guide us in determining how we can best serve our customers, team members and communities. As a member of our IT Scrum Master team, YOU can be a difference maker!

The Scrum Master coordinates the work of an Agile development team and oversees the software development lifecycle. The Scrum Master is responsible for monitoring the scrum processes and scrum meetings. They increase the team efficiency, motivate the team, spins, and argues for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness. They ensure the Definition of done, Sprint Goals and standard scrum principles and practices are being followed. This position will handle traditional project manager functions as Fairway transitions from a waterfall to agile environment. They will be a mentor and coach to fellow Scrum Masters on the Agile Concepts. (NOTE: Current scrum master experience required. Seeking candidates willing to work in our Carrollton, TX office per covid considerations below.)

COVID-19 considerations:

Due to current pandemic, this position will start 100% work from home/remote. Position will work remotely for the foreseeable future, but candidates must be able to work in Carrollton, TX office when management communicates plan to do so. For more information on our covid-19 safety protocols, please inquire with our recruiter.

Essential Job Functions:

+ Guides the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.

+ Guides the team on how get the most out of self-organization to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.

+ Assesses the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.

+ Removes impediments or guides the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

+ Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem solving.

+ Facilitates getting work completed without coercion, assigning or dictating the work.

+ Facilitates discussion, decision making and conflict resolutions.

+ Assists with internal and external communications, improving transparency and radiating information.

+ Supports and educates Product Owners, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

+ Proves all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

+ Participates in and leads proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals

+ Adopts Fairway values in personal work behaviors, decision making, contributions and interpersonal interactions

+ Contributes to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun

+ Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

+ Solid knowledge and understanding of current business acumen

+ Solid knowledge and understanding of the Scrum Master role specifically knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment and increasing transparency. Experience applying Scrum principles, practices and theory.

+ Solid knowledge and understanding of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (for example, numerous Burndown technologies, various retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc).

+ Solid knowledge and understanding of mortgage lending processes, procedures, and regulations

+ Solid knowledge and understanding of organizing people, tasks, and activities to yield efficient work flow

+ Solid knowledge and understanding of customer service and interpersonal best practices

Required Education and Experience:

+ Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education and work experience

+ 5 years of experience performing a Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices and theory.

+ Demonstrated experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.

+ Demonstrated experience working independently to meet project requirements with minimal supervision

+ Demonstrated experience discussing complex business and technology issues with business users and customers

+ Demonstrated experience working in a fast paced and changing environment

+ Demonstrated experience working with a "Humble, Hungry, and Smart" philosophy

+ Demonstrated experience analyzing and interpreting data

+ Demonstrated experience communicating with all levels of management

+ Demonstrated experience producing accurate and detailed work on multiple projects under time pressure

+ Demonstrated experience with analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and making solid business decisions

+ Demonstrated experience effectively managing relationships with internal and external partners

+ Demonstrated experience with attention to detail, written time management and oral communication, multi-tasking, and working in a team atmosphere adhering to tight deadlines

+ Demonstrated experience with MS Office software products

If the above job describes you and you're interested in becoming a part of the Fairway team, please "Apply Now" to complete our application process. Be sure to include a resume with your application.


Portal Location: Carrollton, Texas

External Company Name: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

External Company URL:

Street: 4201 Marsh Lane

Keywords: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Carrollton , IT Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Carrollton, Texas

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