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Scrum Master

Houston, TX, USA Req #84
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
DISA Global Solutions is a fast-paced, growing company focused on providing safety and compliance solutions, which include drug and alcohol testing, background screening, occupational health screening, transportation compliance, and safety and substance abuse training. We are headquartered in Houston, Texas with over 300 employees. DISA has specialized in promoting workplace health and safety for over 25 years and has a strong market presence in the energy and transportation sector. We are IT innovators and developed one of the most advanced platforms to support our clients’ access to data. DISA is highly committed to quality and service excellence.  

 DISA employees are offered a competitive pay and benefits package and a fun and exciting place to work. We have a collaborative and team-oriented culture with numerous opportunities of career advancement. We offer monthly appreciation events and strive to provide a learning environment where each employee is encouraged to participate in continuing education and training.


Job Overview  

As a Scrum Master, you will be in a hands-on role in the IT Department focused on driving IT alignment. You will plan and coordinate technical solutions based on short-term and long-term needs. You will provide direction to the various project teams including responsibility for managing various project milestones, budgetary targets and end user expectations as well as running Scrum ceremonies.


A Day in the Life:

  • You will encourage getting work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • You will facilitate discussions and decision making, and assists in mediation of conflict resolution.
  • You will lead the team and guide them on how to get the most out of self organization.
  • You will gives support using a servant leadership style whenever possible, lead by example, and demonstrate value-add principles.
  • You will assess the Scrum maturity of the team and organization, and coach them to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
  • You will build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or judgment, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
  • You will respond to and remove or find others to remove any reported impediments that obstruct a development team's pursuit of its goals, such as do what is necessary to ensure down computers are back up quickly and keep the developers comfortable. 
  • You will notice differences and issues as they arise, and elevates them to management.
  • You will make tough calls, being a voice of reason and authority, ensuring Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to.
  • You will work, collaborate, and communicate effectively, internally and externally, improving transparency and sharing information. 
  • You will organize and facilitate meetings, including preparing, moderating, and post processing.
  • You will help with product release planning and enforce deadlines.
  • You will support and educate the product owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog and release plan.
  • You will improve personal skills, continually learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself as well as help improve the team.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, technical marketing, business administration, or a related discipline
  • Has at least 5 years of related experience
  • Has proven ability to work with teams that design, build and deliver technology products that drive business growth
  • Has CSM or the equivalent certification
  • Has proficiency in project management tools such as Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project, etc.
  • Has experience understanding complex technical issues
  • Has experience running a scrum team and holding scrum ceremonies
  • Has basic understanding of SDLC 
  • Has basic understanding of IT security principles
  • Has understanding of Agile vs Waterfall project techniques
  • Has experience translating between business and technical teams
  • Has strong organizational skills
  • Is able to interact with both business/operations and IT teams
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Has experience introducing Scrum into a new environment


EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability 

DISA is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Houston, TX, USA